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  • DAF seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs

    DAF is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to create the first University Affiliated Research Center led by a Historically Black College or University.

  • Air Force selects future aircrew helmet

    The Air Force selected LIFT Airborne Technologies in April to continue with prototype development of a new helmet for Air Force fixed-wing aircrew. Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft

  • 2023 Spark Tank open for submissions

    Air Force Materiel Command uniformed and civilian Airmen are invited to submit innovative, game-changing ideas to compete in the 2023 Air Force Spark Tank competition now, with preliminary rounds open from June 1 to August 17, 2022.

  • DAF announces Spark Tank ‘22 finalists

    As the Department’s flagship innovation event, Spark Tank plays a central role in establishing the Department’s strategic mindset for delivering future capabilities.

  • Resilient, ready force focus for new AFMC command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi assumed the role of AFMC command chief in early October. Excited to serve as the major command senior enlisted leader, Flosi looks forward to the next few years which will offer a myriad of challenges, opportunities and chances to see Airmen achieve and succeed.

  • Re-branded DEIA office targets removing barriers to employment opportunity

    Ensuring the current structure is named accordingly for all aspects of opportunity, the command has rebranded the office charged with leading diversity efforts across the enterprise, resulting in a new “DEIA” acronym that encompasses Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility as mission

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program

    Under the Rocket Cargo Vanguard, the Air Force Research Laboratory will lead a science and technology effort to determine the viability and utility of using large commercial rockets for Department of Defense global logistics, potentially expanding the portfolio of capabilities the USSF presents to