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  • Borne out of combat necessity: RPA Airmen host Defense Innovation Board

    Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing highlighted the wing’s creative advancements to visitors from the Secretary of Defense’s Innovation Board, Defense Innovation Unit and Defense Digital Services at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 12, 2019.
  • Bringing defense planning into the 21st century through modern software

    For much of the defense community, the ease and functionality of modern technology is not translated to military planning systems. While cumbersome acquisitions processes, funding issues, and security concerns are often valid causes, many Department of Defense processes (and any software associated with them) cannot compete with the technology many Americans use regularly. In one corner the U.S. Air Force flies the most advanced aircraft in the world, yet in the other corner, Airmen use clunky spreadsheets and paper documents to analyze operations and mission plan.
  • Divisional wins lead to state competition for AFTAC mentors

    The teams of two Air Force Technical Applications Center mentors will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind state competition April 6 at the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando.
  • Students hired for cyber security

    The Curtis E. LeMay Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron, established in 1956, may be the oldest continuously operational squadron on the base, but their programs are geared toward the future. The squadron recently participated in the National CyberPatriot Competition for the fourth time, tapping into the minds of their high school and middle school cadets. The event falls under the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire kindergarten through 12th grade students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​
  • Grand Forks mothers, daughters learn about STEM

    Teams of mothers and daughters flowed into an upstairs room of the Grand Forks Public Library on a Saturday morning, January 26, 2019. The women and girls seated themselves in anticipation of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshop they came for, hosted by the base Airman and Family Readiness Center. The mother-daughter STEM workshop was led by local volunteers with the University of North Dakota Society of Women Engineers who served as role models to show attendees STEM careers are for girls and boys. The workshop is one of several the A&FRC has hosted within the last year.
  • Youth Center wins “Climate Superstars” at Grand Forks Air Force Base

    The Boys and Girls Club of America Torch Club thought they were receiving a safety briefing, but instead were surprised with news they won “Climate Superstars”, an environmental awareness challenge, December 12, 2018, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. This environmental contest is designed to ignite science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) interest among kids and teens while raising awareness about the importance of environmentalism and sustainability. Torch Club members competed nationwide against 200 teams by completing tasks focused on themes such as improving energy, conserving water and reducing waste.
  • STEM bus brings science to life at Mountain Home AFB

    The base Youth Center partnered with the Micron STEM Bus to bring the world of science, technology, engineering and math to base children. STEM is an area of focus that looks to prepare children for educational opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The STEM Bus provided the Youth Center a new way to bring the knowledge and excitement of those four fields to students.
  • CAP Cadets trained on Cybersecurity by ISR Wing Airmen

    Cyber is the frontier of the future, and when it comes to our future, we must think of who will replace us. Who will carry on and create better and faster ways of doing things? The Airmen of the 7th Intelligence Squadron are working to answer that question by reaching out to their local Civil Air Patrol Squadron. For the second year in a row, CAP cadets were able to meet with Airmen from the 7th IS for a National Cyber Training Camp. More than 70 high school level cadets and nine 7th IS cyber warriors were in attendance.
  • Officials announce 2018 ACC STEM Award winners

    Air Combat Command officials have announced the ACC Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Award winners for 2018. The awards fall into two categories: science and technology and annual acquisition.
  • Smart automation, AI to accelerate materials discovery, innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --To meet the demands of the ever-increasing pace of technological development in order to create the next generation of Air Force technology, researchers are challenged to find ways to shrink the timeline for materials discovery, development and deployment.According to Dr. Benji Maruyama, a research scientist
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