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  • MacDill beating the heat with innovation

    It is 5 P.M. and you have been outside on a hot and humid 105-degree day for 12 hours. All you can think about is being able to go inside and feel a cool breeze from the air conditioning unit in your car and house; imagine if you did not have to go inside to stay cool. Aiming to allow military members to work hard in a more comfortable environment, the Personal Cooling System (PCS) provided by Florida-based RINI Technologies keeps Airmen at a cool 72-degrees while being compact enough to wear beneath protective gear and clothing.
  • AFWERX event spotlights Tyndall as base of future

    By harnessing the innovation potential of AFWERX, the sky is the limit for rebuilding Tyndall as a base of the future.
  • Optimize aviation fuel? The Air Force wants your ideas

    In partnership with AFWERX, Air Force Operational Energy has launched an Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge to solicit ideas on how to optimize aviation fuel for the Air Force, enabling greater combat capability, range, and more efficient operations. The challenge is open to Airmen of all ranks and occupations and is accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
  • 52nd Combat Communications Squadron reveals its Flexible Communications Package

    The 52nd Combat Communications Squadron revealed the Air Force’s first Flexible Communications Package at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 12.
  • 2nd CWSS narrows Air Force Weather’s first-in communications gap

    Members from Air Force Weather and Special Operations communities gathered at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 20, to test a first-in communications capability with potential for the global Air Force mission. Joint Special Operations Command, 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, 18th Weather Squadron and 16th Weather Squadron verified the ability of Defense Department satellite communication networks to operate with Project Bat Phone, a first-in communications system that pairs innovative information delivery software with off-the-shelf computers and military radios to deliver key advantages in first-in and contested, degraded and operationally-limited environments, known as CDO environments.
  • Cyber Evolution: 16th Weather Squadron

    The 16th Weather Squadron is leading the way, reorganizing to become the 557th Weather Wing’s dedicated software and innovation squadron, a move that will generate new insights on environmental intelligence for combatant commanders around the globe. When complete, the reorganization will reinforce 16th WS’s culture of science and technological innovation and warfighter ethos, contributing to the National Defense Strategy’s line of effort to reform the Defense Department for greater lethality and performance.
  • 28th TES provides support for COVID-19 isolation container testing

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron is providing essential test support on an isolation container prototype, known the Negative Pressure Conex (NPC), which is being evaluated for potential use as a transport module for individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus and other highly infectious diseases.
  • Great Minds: MHAFB Airmen protect force health through ingenuity

    With the protection of force health being a top priority during this time of crisis, Gunfighters are protecting Airmen with ingenuitive techniques and advanced technology as they use 3-D printers and materials to craft face shields and masks. Mission success hinges on each Airman's ability to perform at their best and the 366th Operation Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) and The 366th Munitions Squadron's Air Force Repair Enhancement Program (AFREP) are empowering Airmen to continue delivering air power.
  • COVID-19 Heroes: Innovative Airmen help ‘shield’ from pandemic

    The 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) started producing face shields March 30 to help the 99th Medical Group (MDG) combat COVID-19.
  • Chapel Provides Virtual Services to Airmen

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how everyday Air Force operations are approached. In an effort to prevent the pandemic from spreading, while still providing Airmen and their families the abilities to practice their faith, the chapel at Beale is providing virtual worship services.
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