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Around the Air Force: Mission over function mindset, electric cargo plane test flight, international exercises
July 19, 2024
In this week’s look around the Air Force, training for Airmen leans toward a mission over function mindset, an electric cargo plane makes a successful test flight between two Air Force bases, and U.S. Airmen join international troops for two large-scale exercises led by Germany and Australia. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

AFWERX accepting applications for spring 2024 fellowship
December 14, 2023
AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is accepting applications for its upcoming spring Traditional Fellowship Program through Jan. 5. Fellowships are open to all ranks of the Air and Space Forces, Reserve, Guard and government civilians. (Courtesy graphic)

Around the Air Force: Allvin Takes Command, Missile Warning Mission, EVTOL Testing Begins
November 9, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Gen. David W. Allvin is confirmed as the 23rd Chief of Staff of the Air Force, U.S. Space Force assumes responsibility of the missile warning mission in the Indo-Pacific from the U.S. Army, and the Alia electric aircraft arrives at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for capability testing. (Hosted by Staff. Sgt. Jazmin Granger)

Project Arc seeks innovators to solve Department of the Air Force challenges
July 17, 2023
Senior Airman William Oskay, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, uses a power drill to test the capabilities of an ADU-468 as a part of the Project Arc program at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 16, 2022. Project Arc is a program that consists of scientists and engineers from across the Air Force working with units to tackle problems and challenges using their knowledge to design new tools, widgets or rework a workflow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Tam)

2023 Innovation Industry Days open for registration
January 20, 2023
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Innovation Industry Days event to educate small businesses, academia
December 21, 2022
AFWERX and the Air Force Installation Mission Support Center will host Innovation Industry Days 2023, a networking and educational event in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 24-26, 2023. Attendees from industry, academia and government will have the opportunity to discuss technologies and Department of the Air Force problem areas during the three-day event, which is open to the public. (Courtesy graphic)

2023 Innovation Industry Days open for registration
December 13, 2022
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AFWERX Refinery supports Airman, Guardian innovators
December 5, 2022
Airmen and Guardians from the Refinery program meet virtually with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass Oct. 13, 2022, to discuss their projects. The Refinery’s fifth cohort met with Bass to discuss innovative projects focused on improving systems, operations and processes. The Refinery, an initiative of AFWERX’s Spark Division, targets grassroots innovation efforts within the Department of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo / Dennis Stewart).

Air, Space Forces transition to AFWERX 3.0
November 28, 2022
AFWERX will release a series of new initiatives in support of its 3.0 evolution during a live broadcast Dec. 14, 2022, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Under this new approach, AFWERX 3.0 will add five key lines of effort aimed at expanding technology, talent, transition and capabilities while reducing economic barriers. (U.S. Air Force graphic).

Registration open through Dec. 17 for AllSpark’s ‘Design Warfare’ course - Powered by AFWERX
November 16, 2022
Design Warfare logo on blue background

Air Force selects future aircrew helmet
June 28, 2022
Photo: LIFT Airborne Technologies next-generation helmet.

Voting open for Spark Tank 2022 ideas
February 28, 2022
Cast a vote for your favorite entry in the Department of the Air Force Spark Tank 2022 competition. Online polling is open through March 4. Finalists will take the stage March 4 in Orlando, Florida, during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium, to pitch their innovation ideas to Air Force and Space Force senior leadership and industry experts. The audience poll will select the Fan Favorite and be included in the panel’s votes to determine the Spark Tank winner. (Courtesy graphic)

AETC Det. 62 begins eVTOL training requirements research with simulator delivery
February 7, 2022
picture of semi truck making delivery in hangar

AETC’s Detachment 62 leading Agility Prime’s training effort
November 30, 2021
AETC’s Detachment 62 leading Agility Prime’s training effort

San Antonio Innovation Summit takes on ‘accelerating change’
August 5, 2021
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Wanted: Innovative ideas for Spark Tank 2022
August 3, 2021
Master Sgt. Justin Bauer from the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., was awarded the Spark Tank 2021 trophy for his idea, “Innovative Approach to C-130 Wheel Repair.” Spark Tank 2022, a Department of the Air Force annual competition in which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative solutions to operational problems, will accept submissions in early August 2021.

Air Force awards airworthiness approval to Kitty Hawk through AFWERX Agility Prime electric aircraft program
July 30, 2021
Kitty Hawk demonstrates the eVTOL aircraft Heaviside’s automated and remote flight capabilities. (Courtesy photo/Kitty Hawk)

San Antonio Innovation Summit open for registration
July 15, 2021
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149th Fighter Wing uses innovative new jet washing robot
May 5, 2021
New robot washes jet

LiDAR part of digital foundation for installations of future
September 9, 2020
Thermal imagery supporting roofing system assessments at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in 2017.