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Col. John Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing commander, greets Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, as she arrives at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2018. During her visit, Wilson toured the new 28th Security Force’s Little Defender’s Den and state-of-the-art Cold Spray station inside the 28th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicolas Z. Erwin) SecAF visits Ellsworth AFB
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Ellsworth Air Force Base, June 25, 2018. During her visit, Wilson met with Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing while touring the new 28th Security Force’s Little Defender’s Den and state-of-the-art Cold Spray station inside the 28th Maintenance Squadron. “I really enjoyed spending time with Airmen,”
0 6/28
2018
2nd CONS Airman develops innovative accountability system Contracting Airman develops program, joins Kessel Run
In today’s war fighting efforts, innovation is a key component when it boils down to who comes out on top. That is why ground-breaking and out-of-the-box thinking is promoted and needed from all levels of personnel. Airman 1st Class Maxwell Lehmann, 2nd Contracting Squadron specialist, has been a proven example of utilizing his personal innovative mindset to help improve processes, and programs. He recently developed a multifaceted accountability program, AmnManager, which is currently being beta-tested at the 344th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
0 6/28
2018
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, leads senior leader discussion at the NATO Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Specialists Meeting, Bordeaux, France, June 1, 2018. NATO focuses on big data and artificial intelligence
Members of the scientific and military communities from approximately 20 NATO countries came together to discuss leading developments in big data and artificial intelligence (AI) at the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s specialists meeting, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Military Decision Making, from May 30 – June 01, 2018 in Bordeaux, France. Deputy Asst. Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, led the senior leader panel on June 01. Mr. Guerrero spoke of the importance of data collection and analysis for decision-making, while emphasizing the challenge his office faces in obtaining sufficient and accurate aviation fuel use and other operational data.
0 6/12
2018
Members of the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, environmental restoration team pose for a group photo May 22, 2018. AFCEC team earns DoD environmental restoration award
An aggressive commitment to innovative, green and sustainable remediation techniques at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, earned an Air Force Civil Engineer Center team top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program recently.
0 5/22
2018
Default Air Force Logo Message at Air Warfare Symposium 2018: Innovation critical to lethality and readiness
Senior leaders from across the Air Force, and defense and technology industries gathered in Orlando for the 2018 Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium February 22-23 to discuss the central theme: “Innovation: The Warfighter’s Edge.” Air Force Operational Energy has been an early adapter of this mentality and is already working hard to pioneer DoD energy optimization strategies through technology, data, and innovative ideas.
0 3/07
2018
Teia Storm, 341st Force Support Squadron library aide, poses for a photo in front of a 3-D printer Dec. 6, 2017, at Arden G. Hill Memorial Library, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Arden G. Hill Memorial Library – much more than books
The sky’s the limit on information when visiting the Arden G. Hill Memorial Library at Malmstrom. Linda “Dixie” Paronto, 341st Force Support Squadron base librarian, describes it as “much more than a library.” In talking to Paronto, she paints the picture that it’s more of a futuristic spaceship with any kind of information easily available: 3-D
0 12/08
2017
The 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron tactical response force members enter a facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 14, 2015. Missile Security Forces modify field deployment, increasing lethality and readiness
Twentieth Air Force’s three missile wings restructured their security forces groups on Oct. 6, and implemented the Missile Security Operating Concept, significantly changing missile field security operations and addressing areas for improvement in defender culture.  "We're delivering a combat deployment mindset by applying 15 years' worth of best
0 10/11
2017
Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, speaks during an interview at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 29, 2017. Cotton spoke with 91st Missile Wing Airmen and toured several facilities during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) An integrated force
The man stopped in the narrow hallway, his eyes turning to rows of glossy portraits hanging symmetrically on the wall. “He was my first wing commander,” the man said.  It was 1986 when a young, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Anthony Cotton first laid eyes on the main gate at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; with the words, “only the best come north,”
0 10/03
2017
Striker Vista, a program designed to develop aircrew expertise in of all three bomber platforms to include the B-1 Lancer, B-52H Stratofortress and the B-2 Spirit. It is one of several programs that Air Force Global Strike Command’s Innovation, Analyses and Leadership Development Directorate (A9) is responsible for managing. Experts and Leaders: AFGSC A9 and the business of professional development
Air Force Global Strike Command’s Innovation, Analyses and Leadership Development (otherwise known as A9) shoulders the responsibility of keeping AFGSC on the leading edge of deterrence by honing and sharpening the skills of “Strikers” who provide assurance and deterrence for the nation and its allies the world over.
0 4/05
2016
The Innovation, Analyses and Leadership Development directorate, or A9, serves as Air Force Global Strike Command’s chief proponent of progress, handling such varied issues as implementing new programs and fostering quality leadership. The directorate’s emblem says it all – to innovate, empower and inspire. Facilitators of progress: AFGSC A9 and the business of innovation
Air Force Global Strike Command’s Innovation, Analyses and Leadership Development, also known as A9, are the facilitators of progress. From expediting new ideas to leadership development, the directorate is responsible for keeping AFGSC at the forefront of deterrence. At the heart of this effort is the command’s most valuable resource – people.
0 2/29
2016
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