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The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs office is looking for innovative, dedicated Airmen to be members of its new innovation team. XPX is meant to be a group made up of innovative thinkers who will produce homegrown, rapid solutions that will be implemented at the wing quickly and at low cost. (Courtesy graphic)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— In response to Secretary of the Air Force calls for innovation, the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs Office has begun recruiting Airmen for an new innovation team,  designated as XPX.

“[The wing commander] wanted a place for ideas to go to be realized,” said Maj. John Williams, 22nd ARW XP chief. “We’re looking for people who look at the world differently: They recognize problems and are motivated to seek solutions.

“It’s a new concept,” he continued. “XPX is an experiment in itself. It’s a new way for wings to stay agile, modernize and innovate.”

The team is meant to be a group made up of innovative thinkers who will produce homegrown, rapid solutions that will be implemented at the wing quickly and at low cost, Williams said. The goal is for the team to be assembled by the end of January.

McConnell Airmen interested in joining the XPX team may visit the following link for contact information http://www.mcconnell.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1413574/wing-stands-up-innovation-cell-looks-for-volunteers/.

Opportunities exist in multiple wings across AMC to turn innovative ideas, especially process improvements, into reality. Contact your commander or superintendent for more information."