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Air Force to Gather Energy Optimization Ideas From Airmen

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The U.S. Air Force's operational energy office seeks ideas on how the service branch can better leverage aviation fuel for boosted performance and efficiency. The office partnered with the AFWERX innovation program to launch the Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge through which USAF members may submit ideas on aviation fuel optimization, USAF said Monday.

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Air Force to Hold Industry Event for Mobility-Focused Small Business Tech Transfer Solicitation

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The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX innovation arm will host an event on July 15 and 16 to brief small businesses and academic entities on the service branch’s efforts to utilize commercial technologies for military applications, the service branch reported on Friday.

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Air National Guard Group to Foster Innovation in New AFWERX Program

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The 152nd Airlift Wing within Air National Guard has established a "spark cell" innovation program that aims to foster creative innovation across force members. The Silver State Spark cell would allow airmen to explore and plan innovation projects for a maximum of five days during technician and training periods, the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

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USAF Promotes New Theme for AFWERX Program

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The U.S. Air Force is inviting industry to explore a number of opportunities under the AFWERX Challenge program that aims to promote technological innovation in support of the service branch. The program's Fusion/Showcase segment will revolve around the theme "Base of the Future" this year, tackling the areas of installation security and resiliency, operational technology, innovation culture and construction logistics, USAF said Sunday in a SAM notice.

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SDI Receives AFWERX SBIR Contract from USAF to Advance Accountability Technology DoD First Responder Solution; Brendan Adams Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Systems Definition, Inc. (SDI) an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract to integrate SDI’s Advanced Personnel Accountability Application (APAA) technologies into the Air Force Disaster Response Force (DRF) Common Operating Picture (COP), the company reported on Tuesday

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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

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The U.S. Air Force’s innovation hub has helped its Security Forces Academy utilize commercial technology to enhance training for airmen, DVIDShub reported Monday. The academy used the AFWERX program to partner with New York-based tech vendor Street Smarts VR to integrate virtual reality into the training in its 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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