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The Air Force's Premier Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference

April 6-7, 2022

Schedule of events 

  • April 6 - MAWG Virtual Out-briefs 1000-1400 
  • April 7 - IRB 0800-1130 / I&MS Virtual Summit 1300-1630

I-WEPTAC 2022 topics and MAWG Chairs are:

  • Transition the Agile Combat Support Deployment Model from the Air and Space Expeditionary Force to Air Force Force Generation, chaired by Capt. Randi  Brown, Expeditionary Engineering Branch Chief, Air Combat Command Headquarters, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.
  • Mission Risks Associated with IT Support Transition to Cyber Operations, chaired by Donald  Lewis, Cyberspace Systems Support Branch Chief, AFIMSC, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Leveraging Remote Sensing and sUAS for Installation and Mission Support​, chaired by Maj. Kristin Ober, Operations Branch Chief, AFIMSC Detachment 4, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Passive Defense for Adaptive Operations, chaired by Maj. Kendall Benton, Policy Branch Action Officer, Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Directorate, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

Background on I-WEPTAC

I-WEPTAC is AFIMSC’s principal innovation platform advancing readiness to fulfill ACS requirements in the National Defense Strategy (NDS), align I&MS priorities with the AF Posture Statement 2020, and deliver agile support in Dynamic Force Employment (DFE) and Global Mobility operations.

Modeled after the CAF WEPTAC, AFIMSC hosted its first I-WEPTAC in 2017. Includes Mission Area Working Groups (MAWGs) comprised of 20-40 cross-functional SMEs from Air Force, Joint, and Combined partners to provide senior leaders with actionable recommendations.

  • Opportunity to leverage multi-discipline/cross-functional Senior Leader involvement
  • Deliberate partnership with Ops to align ACS efforts
  • Teambuilding platform to enhance problem solving skills for next-gen AF leaders
  • Attendance: CSAF, VCSAF, MAJCOM/CCs and SAF I&E

I-WEPTAC examines fundamental installation and mission support (I&MS) challenges to identify deficiencies, shortfalls and developmental gaps that limit the Air Force's and Space Force’s ability to execute and operate efficiently. I-WEPTAC is charged with developing executable courses of action and recommending solutions while providing valuable information to senior leaders. Subsequently, these studies serve to enhance the agility and lethality of Air Force and Space Force combat support operations worldwide.

Every year, I-WEPTAC Mission Area Working Groups (MAWGs) leverage the expertise of Airmen on cross-functional teams who study and develop courses of action for specific mission topics.

I-WEPTAC spawns Infrastructure Investment Strategy​ 

One example of I-WEPTAC’s success is in the area of agile combat support. Challenges in adaptive basing were studied further during 2018 I-WEPTAC. MAWG No. 4 focused on integrating new, agile unit-type codes into a Combat Support Wing (CSW) construct. The CSW evolved from an idea to form small teams with the capability to conduct agile downrange operations. Airmen stepped out of their comfort zones to learn core skills from other Air Force specialty codes. Proof-of-concept exercises tested and validated this innovative way to deliver lethal airpower efficiently and effectively worldwide.

The I2S blossomed from the Installation Health Assessment.  The IHA initially targeted facility sustainment, restoration and modernization mission areas when it became operational in 2017. AFIMSC added data for additional installation and mission support areas and enhanced predictive analysis capabilities across the 22 installation and mission support areas to better inform those who implement investment strategies.

Through innovative and outside-the-box thinking, AFIMSC and I-WEPTAC ensure the Air Force and Space Force are always able to answer the nation’s call to fly, fight and win.

For more information, contact the I-WEPTAC Engine Room at AFIMSC.I-WEPTAC@us.af.mil.