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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Team Robins “sparks” innovation: Spark Cell hosts inaugural Pitch Day

    The Robins Spark Cell hosted its Inaugural Pitch Day Sept. 20 at the Advanced Technology and Training Center in Warner Robins, alongside Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting located at Robins Air Force Base. The pitch day is a first of its kind for AFSC, cutting a process that can take, on average, 100 days, down to just six.
  • “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.
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