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  • 99 ABW units partner to improve network access for 17K personnel

    Three 99th Air Base Wing units recently expedited the purchase of over 300 laptops, tablets and smartphones to provide improved telework capability for nearly 17,000 active-duty and civilian personnel assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force bases.
  • MHAFB brings future faster with hand-held 3-D scanner

    As technology advances around the world, the Air Force continues to fly to new heights. The future is now and MHAFB is bringing it faster with the HandySCAN 3D, a hand-held 3-D scanner that allows Airmen to scan a structure, eliminating the need to hand-draw the structure on the computer.
  • Making training a (virtual) reality

    The Airfield Operations Flight of the 355th Operational Support Squadron set up a virtual reality training room to enhance training and save time while doing it. This is the first airfield management virtual reality training to be used in the Air Force outside of technical training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • ACC looks to Zero Trust architecture for network security

    Air Combat Command hosted industry partners from companies including Google, Microsoft, Unisys, Cisco and Palo Alto on January 23-24, 2020, at the MITRE Corp facility in Hampton, Virginia, for the ‘ACC Zero-Trust Summit’, to discuss a potential zero trust architecture for the U.S. Air Force.
  • Air Force designates new cyberspace, communications heritage center

    The Air Force has designated its first-ever Cyberspace and Communications Heritage Center, dedicated to preserving and telling the story of cyber, communications and information systems personnel and missions.
  • Rescue dogs help heal wounded warriors

    The Office of the Warrior Advocate is a first-of-its-kind organization that was founded by two wounded warriors that saw a need. It is in that same spirit of seeing needs and answering the call that service dogs are becoming part of Offutt’s landscape and cultural norms. Organically, a small group of veterans was in the right place, with the right skills, the right heart, and passion to create a system that would help their fellow wingmen who were suffering from invisible wounds.
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.
  • AFIMSC announces 2020 Innovation Rodeo finalists

    Eight finalists for the 2020 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo were selected out of 143 submissions and nearly 2,000 online votes to compete for a share of $1 million in funding and resources to implement their ideas. Finalist include Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
  • F-16 downs target drone with laser guided rocket in unprecedented test

    The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket on December 19, 2019, providing a proof of concept for using rockets queued from an F-16 targeting pod as viable munitions to perform cruise missile defense.
  • Innovative bidding process speeds up construction contracts

    The 20th Contracting Squadron hosted a Multiple Award Contract Contracts Bid Opening, Dec. 6. Contractors used an acquisition strategy for a MACC for the first time called Invitation for Bids which requires the government to conduct a public bid opening. The bid opening increased the lead time for awarding construction contracts and lower competitive pricing making tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.
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