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Senior Airman Erik Tatro, left, a programmer with the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron (SCS), and Senior Airman Gregory Salopek, also a programmer with the 595th SCS, sit at a computer in the 595th SCS offices at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, January 12, 2018. Both Airmen participated in a DOD-Silicon Valley partnership in San Francisco in 2017, helping to create a program that would increase the efficiency of the aerial refueling scheduling process. 595th SCS Airmen participate in DOD-Silicon Valley partnership
Picture a room. There are four pilots in flight suits, busy at work – one scribbling on a white board, two moving magnetic pucks around next to the scribbles and the last drawing out equations on graph paper. The room, located in the Combined Air operations Center at Al Udeid, Qatar, is tense. They’ve been at work for hours, and they have hours
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2018
WEPTAC WEPTAC 2018: Developing Multiple-Domain Tactics to Support Air Ops
The Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Operations in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center hosted the 2018 Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference (CAF WEPTAC) from Jan. 2 to 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.WEPTAC provides a unique opportunity for combat air force tactical experts to brief and discuss current issues, look
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2018
Katherine Segovia, Executive Education Head of Learning Experience Design at Stanford University Design School, is assisted while putting on an Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady flight suit as part of her visit for a design thinking seminar on the Inaugural Design Day Beale Airmen, Stanford Design School professors collaborate to inspire creative thinking, innovation
More than two dozen Airmen walked into the conference room and were greeted by their instructors-- three Stanford University Design School professors. In eager anticipation, they took their seats at various tables. Each table had an assortment of scratch paper, sticky notes, pens and pencils—essentials for brainstorming and creative thinking.
0 1/11
2018
AFWERX AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions
Historically, the Air Force has remained the world’s preeminent air and space fighting force by forging innovators from within the ranks, empowering them to problem solve and providing them the resources to do so.  Today, the Air Force is formally expanding this call for innovation through the AFWERX program, which encourages partnerships with
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2018
With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange
An innovative system is being used to help Airmen remain mission ready and physically capable, allowing them to be more productive in their duties downrange.
0 12/08
2017
A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron prepares his weapon during a rescue exercise, June 21, 2017, at Bemiss Field landing zone, Ga. The Air Force Research Laboratory from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and the Baltimore U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, observed Moody's Combat Search and Rescue aeromedical patient processes and survival kit technology, in hopes of reducing risks to improve the overall Air Force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody CSAR helps Air Force Research Lab reduce risks
The Air Force Research Laboratory from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and the Baltimore U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, recently observed the 347th Rescue Group’s Combat Search and Rescue mission.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter fuel probe at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 4, 2017. The 823rd MXS was tasked with rebuilding the HH-60’s fuel probe to prevent leaks during in-flight refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) 823rd MXS Airmen fuel innovation
The 823rd Maintenance Squadron here recently performed a repair and complete rebuild of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter fuel probe May 10 – a first for Air Force helicopter maintenance squadrons.
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2017
A team from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron supported F-22 operational tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial target April 18, 2017 at the Utah Test and Training Range outside Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Raptors, assigned to the 412th Wing at Edwards AFB, Calif., launched inert AIM-9 and AIM-120 missiles against multiple BQM-167A sub-scale aerial targets as part
of a major capability upgrade. (Courtesy Photo)
Raptors take out aerial targets in missile tests
53rd Wing F-22s fired missiles at live aerial targets, completing operational tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial targets at the Utah Test and Training Range as part of a major capability upgrade.
0 5/02
2017
M113A2 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC), acquired from the Defense Logistics Agency through the Reutilization Transfer Donation program, are staged to become targets at the 177th Fighter Wing Det. 1 - Warren Grove Bombing Range in Burlington County, N.J. on Mar. 2, 2017. The eighteen APCs were pulled by civilian law enforcement by Presidential mandate to demilitarize police departments resulting in a cost savings of almost $3 million. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released) Reutilization program saves millions of dollars
Master Sgt. Bryan ONeill, a range section chief at the 177th Fighter Wing’s Detachment 1, Warren Grove Bombing Range in Burlington County, New Jersey, determined that he could utilize the Defense Logistic Agency’s Reutilization Transfer Donation database of equipment to acquire pieces of demilitarized military equipment to create more realistic training environments for the unit’s F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and joint terminal attack controllers, as well as Army, Navy and Marine Corps service members who train at the range.
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2017
An A-10C Thunderbolt II upgraded with a new lightweight airborne recovery system V-12 rests on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 21, 2016. The LARS V-12 is designed to allow A-10 pilots a more effective means of communication with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Upgrade advances A-10s search capability
A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons here are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed. The LARS V-12 is designed to allow A-10 pilots to communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers.
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2017
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