• FITRE breaks through barriers in aircrew training and more

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Training is an essential component to Airmen in all stages of their career. From brand new pipeline students to seasoned veterans, Airmen never stop learning and gaining experience to advance the Air Force. At the 189th Airlift Wing, the 189th Operations Group

  • FITRE breaks through barriers in aircrew training and more

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. – Training is an essential component to Airmen in all stages of their career. From brand new pipeline students to seasoned veterans, Airmen never stop learning and gaining experience to advance the Air Force. At the 189th Airlift Wing, the 189th Operations Group

  • Innovation nothing new to Fabrication Flight Arctic Guardian

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Before he ever put on a uniform, Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shawn McDermott, an aircraft metals technician with the 176th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight, had more than 20 years of experience in machining and fabrication.Raised in Los

  • Kingsley procures new equipment under ARCWERX Innovation Program

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- No matter how big or small the base, power outages are a risk that all Air Force bases must prepare for. That’s why the 173rd Fighter Wing Electrical Power Production shop maintains and regularly tests a set of 12 mobile and fixed generators around the base, and they recently

  • Michigan National Guard think tank boosts Latvian partnership

    LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard opened the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit in September to help military planners find innovative solutions to diverse and complex problems affecting the warfighter.Since January, a

  • Massachusetts Airmen recognized for innovation

    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Two members of the 104th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group came up with a better way to repair F-15 Eagle panels, saving the Air National Guard lots of money and increasing combat readiness. For their efforts, Master Sgt. Leo Burbee, 104MXG structural maintenance supervisor, and

  • Innovation funds help Nebraska National Guard firefighters

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Improving readiness just got a whole lot easier for the Nebraska Air National Guard Fire Department. Using U.S. Air Force innovation funds, the department recently bought a new pump operation simulator that allows firefighters to better prepare for emergencies while saving water.

  • 149 FW uses STRATFI program to scale additive manufacturing

    SAN ANTONIO – Following the unveiling of the Air Force’s Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program in March 2020, the 149th Fighter Wing has partnered with an innovative startup company to scale additive manufacturing capabilities across the Texas Military Department and Air National Guard.Of the 21

  • 156th Comm. Flight Airmen create innovative software

    CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – Two Puerto Rico Air National Guard Airmen used a college capstone project to bring innovation to the 156th Wing, creating software that could reap big savings. “We created a software that is a user-friendly interface for our help desk personnel, our server administrators and

  • Air Force Recruiting Service releases Aim High mobile app

    To help better communicate, inform and inspire new recruits and with embedded tools to guide them into the right Total Force career path, the Air Force Recruiting Service’s Innovation team launched the “Aim High” mobile phone application June 15, 2020.