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  • Cyber Airmen “fuel” innovation

    Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed together with the Defense Innovation Unit program making changes to how airborne tankers are scheduled. The changes are the direct result of a March 8, 2018, memo from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, where he stated, “bringing the future faster requires both expanding our culture of innovation and balancing prudent risk acceptance with agile reaction.” That is the goal of the Defense Innovation Unit where members of the military partner with companies that specialize in fields such as artificial intelligence and information technology, to find new solutions to complex problems.
  • Creative prototype leads to fielded implementation

    When members of the only agency in the Department of Defense charged with monitoring nuclear treaties discovered shipped equipment was not being accurately accounted for at forward supply points, they took to the drawing board to devise a solution.Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were determined to solve negative
  • eFAILution Wall: Failure + Learning = Successful Evolution

    Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company and captain of industry once said, “Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.”One Air Force organization is taking Ford’s words to heart. The Air Force Technical Applications Center, the sole agency within the Department of Defense tasked with monitoring nuclear
  • 557th WW Airmen find innovative cyber solutions

    Innovation is more important than ever. The 2018 National Defense Strategy has called for rapid innovation and to “deliver performance at the speed of relevance.” 557th Weather Wing Airmen have a history of finding ways to innovate, working smarter to save money and deliver new capabilities and their efforts are benefiting the Air Force Weather community and the Air Force at large.
  • Advocates for change: 70th ISRW presents Innovation Summit 2018

    Innovation is a word that is often misapplied, overused or just seen as a buzzword. But, innovation for the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing and the Intelligence Community is a necessity to stay ahead of adversaries. The 70th ISRW continued to build a powerful network of innovators as they hosted an Innovation Summit at College Park, Maryland, on July 24, 2018, to help connect motivated individuals from across the wing and the Intelligence Community.
  • 9th Intelligence Squadron creates lasting partnership

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airmen of the 9th Intelligence Squadron, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, recently facilitated a mutually beneficial, force multiplier partnership with a team of four Stanford University students through a non-profit-based course, Hacking 4 Defense. While cultivating a lasting rapport with
  • Airmen utilize commercial software simulations to enhance intelligence analysts’ training opportunities

    The commercial software, which Kevin has nicknamed Sentinel Sim, is a first-person military video game that simulates full-spectrum tactical military operations. It comes preloaded with scenario editors which allow users to add their own ground forces and military equipment, to include ISR assets.
  • LION Board roars innovation

    Innovation is a subject you might hear about a lot in today’s Air Force. Often, discussions about innovation get a bit complicated. So, the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing has found a way to simplify unleashing the wing’s most important resource, Airmen, and their great ideas.
  • Stanford H4D students tour Beale, gain valuable insight

    The 9th Intelligence Squadron hosted a four-person team from Stanford University’s Hacking 4 Defense class, Apr. 20, 2018. The non-profit organization, H4D’s purpose is to generate problem-solving cooperation between academia and the Department of Defense. This specific team’s goal is to help the Air Force through the continuous improvement processes associated with the conversion of traditional film for use on a digital platform associated with the aerial imagery process, exploitation and dissemination from the Optical Bar Camera that flies on the U-2 aircraft.
  • From high-risk youth to national award winner – One Airman’s inspirational journey

    A Buffalo, New York, native, U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Butler has many accomplishments, including five Air Force-level awards, and soon he will add recipient of the prestigious, national Arthur S. Flemming Award to the list.
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