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  • “Bootcamp” brings Moody innovative solutions

    Members from Team Moody participated in a National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) “Innovation Bootcamp” course, July 23-26, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Over the four-day bootcamp, 29 Airmen learned how to apply innovative solutions to Moody specific challenges under guidance of a team from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 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.
  • Air Force gathers innovators for Tyndall rebuild

    Air Force leaders are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the best industry practices and innovations to consider in rebuilding Tyndall AFB, Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
  • FRISBEE Lab proves MDT flexibility in face of adversity

    It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, but it takes a truly inventive mind to turn a necessary solution into an innovative advantage. The Airmen of the 792nd Intelligence Support Squadron’s Mission Defense Team showcased their inventive nature when they turned a workplace deficit into a new way to train Airmen. 
  • 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.
  • Radar survey team uses new innovation for faster surveys

    The Radar Survey section of the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently obtained new technology that revolutionizes how they survey terrain and man-made features. That new technology is a 3-D terrestrial laser scanner called the Riegl VZ-2000i.
  • ACC Science and Technology advisors visits 41st RQS

    Dr. John Matyjas and Dr. Donna Joyce, science and technology advisors to Air Combat Command, visited the 41st RQS to tour and assess their Virtual Reality flight simulator along with taking a familiarization flight on an HH-60G Pave Hawk. The visit is a part of an Air Force assessment of the possible implementation of VR in training. The 41st RQS VR flight simulator is an initiative that was selected at the Moody Air Force Base 2018 Spark Tank competition.
  • Airmen collaborate with Silicon Valley industry leaders in Cyber Crossflow event

    Airmen recently spent time in Silicon Valley learning from leading tech companies as part of ongoing efforts to drive Education with Industry.
  • Team Moody sparks innovation

    Moody Airmen had the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas before a panel of 23d Wing and local community leaders during the base’s second annual Air Force Spark Tank competition, May 3, 2019, here. Seven Airmen presented ideas that will cost-effectively modernize various missions and drive innovation starting at the squadron level and up.
  • 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.”
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