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Submissions are now open for Strike Tank innovation pitch event

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  • By Sean Green

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen are encouraged to submit their ideas to improve their wing, major command, and service via this year’s Strike Tank event.

Strike Tank is AFGSC’s annual “pitch” competition to identify the most innovative ideas from across the command by leveraging the culture of innovation among Strikers to creatively solve the command’s challenges.

The top six ideas will be pitched to a panel of AFGSC senior leaders in Oct. 2023. The AFGSC Office of the Chief Scientist will monitor all submissions for alignment to the 2024 Air Force-wide Spark Tank competition.

Winning ideas will be provided with the resources and funding to drive them toward successful implementation.

AFGSC will invite the top six ideas to the STRIKEWERX Innovation Hub at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, to prepare for the event with professional pitch coaches. After receiving feedback, each finalist will have three minutes in front of the judges to explain a challenge they have identified and their proposed pitch of how to solve it. They then have two minutes to answer questions from the judges.

Ideas must be submitted via the Guardians and Airmen Innovation Network, or GAIN app, hosted on the Department of Defense’s Platform One, and they should have the potential to make significant impacts on Air Force missions within a six-month to two-year time frame.

The deadline for submissions to GAIN is Sept. 4.

To create a Platform One account, individuals should visit using a Common Access Card-enabled device. After creating a Platform One account, individuals can create a GAIN account at

For additional information and questions on the AFGSC Strike Tank, contact the Office of the Chief Scientist at