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Oct. 13, 2022

1st FW: removing barriers, conquering challenges, and always innovating

“Innovation is more than a buzzword... It is evolutionary or revolutionary changes to existing processes, capabilities, and mindsets," said Gen. Charles Brown Jr., U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff. In line with this vision, the 1st Fighter Wing developed a team to transform its Airmen’s innovative ideas into reality. The team became known as the innovation cell responsible for improving the 1st FW, one Airman at a time.

May 20, 2022

Behind the Scenes of JBLE Spark Tank

In 2017, with the intent to inspire innovation within the Air Force, the Air Force Association put on the first “Spark Tank” competition in Orlando, Florida. In 2018, Gen. David Goldfein, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, came out with Air Force innovation funds Air Force-wide.

March 3, 2020

Spark Tank 2020: Funding the future of the Air Force

The U.S. Air Force innovation program, AFWERX, hosted the third annual Spark Tank competition during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 26-28, 2020.

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.