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  • AFWERX Fusion 2020 registration announced

    In response to the current global health crisis, the annual Fusion event goes virtual this year as a highly engaging and interactive online event packed with unique experiences.
  • AFIT students inform Pentagon energy initiative as part of new course

    As part of a newly offered course at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a small group of students determined energy-optimized flying conditions for Air Force fighter relocation missions, which are also known as coronets. Their work is helping to inform a Pentagon-led initiative that seeks to increase the efficiency and combat capability of aircraft operations.
  • Ophthalmology teams give Guyanese the gift of sight

    The ophthalmology center at the Port Mourant Hospital was established to provide aid to the Guyanese population by screening and selecting patients to receive cataract and pterygium surgery in support of New Horizons 2019. This exercise provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment. It promotes bilateral cooperation by providing opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. Many of the Guyanese patients have been waiting years to receive either cataract or pterygium surgery to regain their vision.
  • Team JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response to a challenge set by leadership. “The supply system could not meet the demand requirements for these cowlings,” said Col. Robert Nash, commander of the 116th Maintenance Group, Georgia Air National Guard. “We needed a sufficient capacity to support the warfighter.”
  • 1 WXG’s virtual training brings real benefits

    Airmen assigned to the 1st Weather Group are rolling out virtual reality training tailored to the needs of the Air Force Weather community, allowing them to train faster and smarter. Delivered on March 14, 2019, 1st WXG’s NextGen Environmental Weather Training System simulates setting up and assembling a tactical meteorological observation system, known as a TMQ-53.
  • Wilson, Goldfein outline to Senate committee Air Force progress, need for larger force

    Ending the week much as it began, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 4, that the Air Force must grow to meet – and defeat – security threats at home, globally and in space in an era of great power competition.
  • 2nd WXG innovations: Task Force Bat Phone delivers data Airmen need

    This is the second part of a series highlighting innovations by the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Group. Using off-the-shelf components, new processes and a little inspiration from Batman, a group of innovative Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Group are changing how information is transmitted in the field.
  • 38th ES drives enterprise innovation during Apple event

    Preston Kemp, 38th Engineering Squadron cyber engineer, presented the results of an Air Force engineering prototype study to attendees during a Federal Aviation Working Group event, hosted by Apple, Inc., in Austin, Texas, March 13, 2019. The event served as a technical interchange between Department of Defense service members and contractors, commercial vendors, and Apple federal team members.
  • 552nd ACW Fuel Systems Creates New Tool in 12 Hours

    “What’s the game plan,” said the Accessories Flight Chief. “Well sir I do not think you are going to like it… we are going to have to do something that has never been done before,” replied Tech. Sgt. Marquis Gaines.
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