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  • Innovation with Airmen’s morale in mind

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright said the Air Force must think of new ways to innovate over the coming decades to ensure it’s ready to win wars.
  • 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.
  • AMC leadership visits JBLM, drives home message of readiness, innovation

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, saw first-hand what makes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the global-reaching airlift power that it is during their visit here, June 24-27.Team McChord Airmen showcased their units’ humanitarian airlift and airdrop capabilities,
  • The 728th AMS: Solutions, execution, evolution

    “It’s always been done this way.” This is a phrase that’s been said at almost every job around the world. The phrase "It's always been done this way" is a phrase that halts the possibility of increased initiative, safety, time management and more. Members of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron are putting an end to that and crafting new ideas from some of their most creative members: junior Airmen and new NCOs. To encourage creativity and empower the squadron’s future leaders, leadership at the 728th AMS created a Solutions Group, which is comprised of members from across the squadron. The Solutions Group solves work-related issues they have either experienced or noticed and brainstorm ways to fix those problems.
  • 2019 LIFT inspires innovation at Fairchild

    Team Fairchild hosted the third annual Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow summit April 19 at the base theater, with this year’s topic focused on inspiring innovation. This year’s summit consisted of seven speakers ranging from retired military, active duty, business executives, and civilians with ties to the local area. Each speaker shared their stories of innovative success and how to develop a culture of innovation.
  • STEAM day fuels, inspires thousands

    MacDill Air Force Base opened its hangar doors for more than 2,300 students for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Day, March 8, 2019.
  • Little Rock AFB Airman innovation saves $750K

    At Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, the 19th Maintenance Group back shop was assigned an additional task of overhauling C-130J ramp actuators, which are responsible for locking and unlocking the ramp during ground and air operations. In order to overhaul an actuator, a safety fixture is required to house the actuator per regulations.
  • 19th LRS drives AF toward innovation

    The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations flight received a new vehicle cockpit simulator late last year. The simulator allows for safer, more cost-effective on-the-job training. The $8,500 simulator was purchased last year using innovation funds issued by the 19th Airlift Wing commander. The vehicle cockpit simulator contains three screens, a vehicle seat, a steering wheel, peddles and a manual stick shift replica. The simulation program also contains different settings and scenarios for various vehicles and weather conditions.
  • Innovation enhancing mission for Air Force’s largest air mobility wing

    Airmen at Travis Air Force Base are implementing innovative strategies to reduce man hours and increase mission effectiveness.
  • AMC’s first Spark Tank competition recognizes Airmen innovation, selects winners to advance to Air Force level

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Air Mobility Command held its first-ever Phoenix Spark Tank competition at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Grapevine, Texas, where four finalists proposed their innovation ideas to top Air Force leaders and the president of VOX Space on Oct. 26.The competition, which is part of Secretary of the Air Force Heather
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