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  • Mothers in maintenance

    Women of the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are leading the way in innovation and inclusion with their new lactation pod, allowing Airmen who are nursing mothers to continue contributing to the mission at work and at home.

  • Airmen pitch innovative ideas, earn funding from Wolf Tank

    Airmen pitched their innovative ideas to 8th Fighter Wing leadership during a Wolf Tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 17, 2021.Wolf Tank is based on the TV show “Shark Tank,” and is part of the wing’s Operation BOLO program, which stands for “Be on the Lookout for

  • Pacific Air Forces' innovation lab ‘The Dojo’ now open

    The Pacific Air Forces added a new innovation lab to its roster Sept. 25, 2020 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Wing leadership and members of the base attended a soft opening of the Dojo, which is the installation’s new hub for problem-solving. The lab is supported by YokoWERX, a spark cell inspired by

  • Innovation backing weaves WIDOW into reality

    In May 2019, U.S. Air Force Maj. Brad Short, then-3rd Wing chief of weapons and tactics, was conducting mission planning the same way it has been done since the 1940s: on a chalkboard, whiteboard or mapboard. He decided it was time to bring the process into the 21st century — to digitize and

  • Kadena 3D prints shields in COVID-19 fight

    As experts search for vaccines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages have become a critical issue during the outbreak of COVID-19. Many companies, individuals, and institutions have stepped up to fulfill this growing demand – Kadena Air Base is no exception.By utilizing the resources and

  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson mechanic innovates safety solution

    The older deicing trucks at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, weren’t engineered with anchor points on top for mechanics to tether themselves with a fall-protection harness in case they slip. Thanks to a civilian Airman with a passion for Air Force safety, innovation and Alaska, that’s