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2nd Lt. Kaleb Mitchell, a chemist at the Air Force Radiochemistry Lab at Patrick AFB, Fla., checks Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Bender, command chief for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, Calif., for possible radioactive contamination using a hand-held radiation monitor.  Bender was one of 35 Airmen within 25th Air Force who visited DoD's sole nuclear treaty monitoring center June 1, 2018 to learn more about AFTAC's innovative mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Not just a buzzword; AFTAC showcases innovation to ISR community
Thirty-five Airmen from across the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance enterprise converged at the Air Force Technical Applications Center here recently to get a first-hand view of how the nuclear treaty monitoring center applies innovation techniques to its worldwide mission.
0 7/09
2018
Tech. Sgt. Shanae Gallashaw, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron critical care technician, and 1st Lt. Megan Huntley, 99th Medical Squadron pediatric nurse, practice proper first aid techniques using a tourniquet during the Stop the Bleed course at Mike O' Callaghan Military Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 22, 2018. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Nellis Air Force Base have partnered to teach approximately 40 Stop the Bleed instructors to educate members of the community on crisis care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie) Stop the Bleed teaches crisis care
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Nellis Air Force Base, have partnered to teach approximately 40 Stop the Bleed instructors to educate members of the community on crisis care.
0 6/28
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Glazier, U.S. Air Force Central Command deliberate and crisis action planning and execution segment operator, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Alvarez, AFCENT personnel operator, review pre-deployment checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 12, 2018. Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) recently reduced the length of pre-deployment checklists in order to reduce redundancy and give more time for Airmen to spend with their families. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caitlin Conner) AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
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2018
Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare
With the goal of efficiency and innovation in mind, the 49th Medical Group has developed a combined clinic initiative, grouping annual medical requirements into one appointment at one location. To reduce patients’ travel time, waiting time and time away from work, the 49th MDG set up a Periodic Health Assessment cell in the dental clinic, which is staffed by a rotation of primary care managers.
0 6/27
2018
F-22 Raptor ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance
Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the Command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center prototype.
0 6/25
2018
The LION Board is a monthly venue providing the time/space/purpose/resources/expertise/advocacy to unleash the inherent innovation and creative ideas in our Airmen by allowing them to pitch their ideas directly to the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing leadership. (U.S. Air Force Graphic – Wendy Pride) LION Board roars innovation
Innovation is a subject you might hear about a lot in today’s Air Force. Often, discussions about innovation get a bit complicated. So, the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing has found a way to simplify unleashing the wing’s most important resource, Airmen, and their great ideas.
0 6/22
2018
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, leads senior leader discussion at the NATO Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Specialists Meeting, Bordeaux, France, June 1, 2018. NATO focuses on big data and artificial intelligence
Members of the scientific and military communities from approximately 20 NATO countries came together to discuss leading developments in big data and artificial intelligence (AI) at the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s specialists meeting, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Military Decision Making, from May 30 – June 01, 2018 in Bordeaux, France. Deputy Asst. Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, led the senior leader panel on June 01. Mr. Guerrero spoke of the importance of data collection and analysis for decision-making, while emphasizing the challenge his office faces in obtaining sufficient and accurate aviation fuel use and other operational data.
0 6/12
2018
Senior Airman Elio Esqueda, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, uses a lathe to create a ‘Spline Insert Extractor,’ May 16, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The tool was originally created by Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole and Staff Sgt. Hermann Nunez, 386th Air Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money
In early May, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money. Each time maintenance personnel were unable to replace a spline insert, they actually had to remove and replace a much larger and more complex assembly, the Permanent Magnetic Alternator (PMA). This process had been accomplished multiple times in the past due to an inability to remove a damaged insert and it added unnecessary time and expense.
0 6/11
2018
ICON Talks provide a venue where Airmen can pitch their innovative ideas, not only to the 480th ISR Wing leadership but also to key innovators from other units assigned to the Air Combat Command, like the 432nd Wing. ICON Talks: The road to innovation starts here
ICON Talks provide a venue where Airmen can pitch their innovative ideas, not only to the 480th ISR Wing leadership but also to key innovators from other units assigned to the Air Combat Command, like the 432nd Wing.
0 5/21
2018
An Airman from the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), operates a lift mechanism, May 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 723d AMXS along with machinists from the Corpus Christi Army Depot conducted a full-structural tear down and restoration on an HH-60G Pave Hawk. Once the aircraft was torn down, Airmen and the machinists performed repairs on all of its components prior to resembling it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver) 723d AMXS, Army depot rebuild Pave Hawk
Airmen from the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron along with machinists from the Corpus Christi Army Depot conducted a full-structural tear down and restoration on an HH-60G Pave Hawk. Once the aircraft was torn down, Airmen and the machinists performed repairs on all of its components prior to resembling it.
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