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  • ‘AFMC We Need’ continues to drive change

    One year after its launch, the Air Force Materiel Command 'AFMC We Need' initiative continues to drive success across the mission, bringing positive change and improvements, moving the command closer to the ideal set in motion by the operation’s pursuit.
  • Airman at Hill AFB among AFMC “Spark Tank” semifinalists

    An Airman at Hill Air Force Base was named one of five semifinalists in the Air Force Materiel Command Spark Tank competition. Technical Sgt. Joshua Feekes, a weapons safety manager for the 75th Air Base Wing, was selected for his submission titled “Take Fire Symbol Tracking System (FSTS) Air Force Wide.”
  • AFMC launches Spark Tank competition

    Air Force Materiel Command Airmen are invited to submit innovative, game-changing ideas to compete in the AFMC Spark Tank competition.The submitters of the top five, most innovative, game-changing ideas will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during the AFMC Senior Leader Conference this September. This panel will then select the top two ideas
  • AFMC seeks innovative ideas through Ideascale Campaign

    To support the drive to deliver what the Air Force needs at the speed of relevance, Airmen and civilians from across the Air Force Materiel Command enterprise are invited to submit innovative ideas and solutions to improve the AFMC mission through the U.S Air Force Ideation Platform, or Ideascale, now through September 2020.
  • Year in Review: Hill Air Force Base’s top stories in 2019

    Hill Air Force Base has seen some major successes in 2019, much of it fueled by enhancements to the installation's infrastructure, achievements in the area of warfighter readiness, and milestones reached by the base's fighter wings. Here’s a look at some of the top stories covered.
  • TEDx returns to Hill Air Force Base

    TEDx returned to Hill Air Force Base after a two-year hiatus. “Stories of Success and Inspiration” was the theme for the base’s newly revived TEDx Talks program. Three speakers presented to military and civilian Airmen Oct. 17 on the shop floor of building 843. Topics covered self-limiting beliefs, breaking the mold, and everyday excellence.
  • Innovation team from Hill AFB up for national award

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Earlier this year, the Rapid Engineering of Composites, Low Observables and Innovative Materials Lab at Hill Air Force Base printed a 3D part for the F-22 Raptor. The part works like clamshell that protects the F-22 throttle during maintenance processes.The innovation caught the attention of field maintainers and
  • Competing of the minds: Air Force Spark Tank 2020 open for submissions

    A respirator with a built-in two-way communication system. A semi-truck trailer that can reduce aircraft deployment from 72 hours to five hours. A chemical agent detection device that runs on renewable energy.  
  • New product gives F-16 pilots better visibility during rainstorms

    A product that repels water from aircraft transparencies will soon be available to the entire U.S. Air Force F-16 community. The product, called HydroSkip, was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and addresses the issue of limited visibility caused by heavy rain, which can impair the pilot’s ability to navigate the plane and land safely.
  • USAF technology training center coming to Utah

    Situated in the Wasatch mountain range in northern Utah, outside the gates of Hill Air Force Base, scientists, engineers, technicians, and educators will have a new state-of-the-art facility to help revolutionize future manufacturing technologies. The facility will be the fourth Advanced Technology and Training Center that the Air Force is opening.

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