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  • Commentary: Innovation 'advances the ball'

    What does an organization need to do to ensure its Airmen are able to innovate at the enterprise level? How can the Air Force continue to nurture and grow an innovative mindset across the mission set? In support of the Air Force Materiel Command's 2019 Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy comments on innovation and what the AFIMSC is doing to ensure it continues to innovate for AFMC and the Air Force future.
  • Air Force gathers innovators for Tyndall rebuild

    Air Force leaders are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the best industry practices and innovations to consider in rebuilding Tyndall AFB, Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
  • AFCEC program assists installations in real property solutions, yields maximum benefit to Air Force

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center launched an outreach program to help installations tap into the potential benefits of Enhanced Use Leases, or EULs. AFCEC’s Enhanced Use Lease team is conducting as series of EUL Educational Staff Assistance Visits, or “EESAVs”, to emphasize the benefits of leasing underutilized Air Force property to private sector developers in exchange for cash and/or in-kind rent, and to provide in-person training on the program.
  • Air Force BRAC program reaches innovation milestone

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate recently reached a significant innovation milestone stemming from a five-year effort. AFCEC’s Base and Realignment Closure team developed and transferred geospatial data for 39 BRAC installations onto the Air Force GeoBase program and was the first organization to complete the Air Force wide task.
  • Views from the fishbowl: getting to know the new AFMC commander

    The first thing that Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. placed on his desk when he arrived at the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters was not a nameplate, laptop or a to-do list for his first few days in office. Rather, it was a clear glass fishbowl containing a single orange goldfish with wide eyes staring out into the space. “It’s my reminder that as the commander, I live in a ‘fishbowl,’ and everyone is watching everything that I am doing each and every minute of the day,” said Bunch. “It’s a personal tease to remind me that I need to be on my ‘A’ game all of the time, because I am always the commander.”
  • DoD seeks feedback from Airmen, families on Housing Resident Bill of Rights

    The Department of Defense is asking current residents of military privatized housing to provide feedback on a draft version of a Resident Bill of Rights.
  • Tyndall Rebuilding Update (Video)

    Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Tyndall Program Management Office executive director, discuss how Tyndall Air Force Base will use supplemental funds from Congress to rebuild the base after Hurricane Michael.
  • Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories

    The memo explains the proposed change and directs commanders to solicit and provide feedback from officers to major command commanders by July 31, with “a final recommendation due to the secretary and chief not later than 30 August 2019.”
  • Air University phases out Blackboard with new learning management system

    The Air University Communications Directorate has been hard at work over the past 21 months implementing the Canvas learning management system into all Air University schools to improve student and teacher workflows and the gradual phasing out of its old LMS, Blackboard.
  • Air Force leaders discuss strategy, policy at CORONA South 2019

    CORONA South allows senior leaders such as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright to meet in-person with other Air Force commanders to discuss strategy and policy.
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