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  • AFCEC streamlines CE work tasks with mobile IT initiative

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently introduced a new tool to help installations collect, manage and use civil engineering data more efficiently. The tool – a custom-designed mobile tab for the NexGen IT system – gives civil engineer field technicians a user-friendly option for accessing,

  • AFIMSC spearheads AI innovation at industry forum

    More than 120 industry, academic and government officials gathered Feb. 20-21 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Artificial Intelligence Industry Forum. 

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 4 chair spotlight

    Maj. Zachary Schumann, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Engineering Flight commander, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 4 at the 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The out-briefs will take place on Oct. 4 with the four

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 2 chair spotlight

    Maj. Ronda Underwood, chief of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Expeditionary Engineering Division at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 2 at the 2023 AFIMSC Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The conference concludes Oct. 4

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 1 chair spotlight

    Lt. Col. Ross Dotzlaf, chief of facility sustainment restoration and modernization in the AFIMSC Installation Support Directorate, is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 4 at the 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The out-briefs will take place on Oct. 4, with

  • AFIMSC hosts final combat support training range evaluation

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out its combat support training ranges proof of concept exercises by hosting six days of unit-led training and a senior leader visit here Aug. 13-18.The CSTR initiative expands multi-functional training opportunities for installation and

  • AFMC Spark Tank open through Aug. 27

    Air Force Materiel Command uniformed and civilian Airmen and Guardians are invited to submit their game-changing ideas now to compete in the AFMC Spark Tank: Integrated Capabilities Challenge, with the submission window open through Aug. 27.

  • Automated scheduling could alleviate a huge burden for Airmen, Guardians

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Master Sgt. Michael Olsen, maintenance training manager for the 325th Maintenance Group, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, created a mission readiness training scheduler to eliminate manual input required to schedule formal training courses. The hybrid

  • AFIMSC takes three AFMC continuous improvement, innovation awards

    Primary subordinate units from the Air Installation and Mission Support Center won three categories at the 2023 Air Force Materiel Command Continuous Improvement (CPI) and Innovation Awards last month. The awards for 15 individual and team categories recognize significant contributions to 2022 AFMC

  • Mission Monday: U.S. Space Force support

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Maj. Lukas Morse is the Future Enterprise Division deputy chief at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 1 Operating Location Alpha at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.His primary responsibilities revolve

  • New fitness center system could provide global 24/7 access

    Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis, shift leader for the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is a finalist for the 2022 Innovation Rodeo and will pitch his idea to a panel of AFIMSC leaders Aug. 19 in San Antonio.

  • Keeping civilians in fighting shape

    The Civilian Health Promotion Services was established in the Air Force Materiel Command to keep its civilian Airmen as fit as their active-duty counterparts. Its success has led to its recent expansion CONUS-wide.

  • New technologies drive Tyndall’s Installation of the Future rebuild

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, has been on a continuous innovation journey to become the Installation of the Future since Hurricane Michael devastated the installation in 2018.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division has been

  • Call for 2022 Innovation Rodeo ideas nears June 6 deadline

    With less than a week to go in its annual call-for-topics campaign, the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is still accepting innovative ideas with the potential to change the Air Force. This year’s campaign theme is Accelerate Change through Innovation.

  • FORCECON 2022 AFIMSC industry day set for May 25

    Industry, academia and government agencies have a chance to connect and collaborate about installation and mission support May 25 during FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio.

  • Innovation, technology and gaming collide May 24-29 at FORCECON 2022

    Airmen and Guardians from across the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force are invited to take part in FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming, an interactive industry and academia collider event and gaming competition being held at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio, Texas, May

  • AFIMSC command team seeks Innovation Rodeo ideas

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is seeking ideas for the fourth annual AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo.The call-for-topics campaign, open through June 6, gives military and civilian members of the Department of the Air Force’s mission and

  • FYSA Podcast: Change Agents

    Listen to FYSA on DVIDS - Spotify - Apple Podcasts - Google Podcasts - Amazon MusicFt. Meade, Md. – For your situational awareness, today’s Airmen are collaborative, connected and they want to serve, making them the most valued asset in the U.S. Air Force. But what good is having super-intelligent

  • Thinking outside the mailbox: Robins first base to get Intelligent Lockers

    What started out as an Airman’s innovative idea to help his wingmen is now a reality at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.The installation held a ribbon cutting ceremony March 30 for its recently installed Intelligent Lockers, giving the Airmen at the dormitories a centralized location to receive their

  • Registration opens for I-WEPTAC 2022

    Registration is now open for the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, the main innovation and collaboration forum for installation and mission support to the Air and Space Forces.

  • AFIMSC innovations are changing the Air Force

    Since standing up in 2015, the AFIMSC team has developed and implemented many innovations that have transformed the installation and mission support community and, in some cases, the entire Department of the Air Force.

  • Eglin Fire goes electric

    Firefighters swap gas-powered tools for energy-saving, environmentally friendly electric equipment carried on their emergency response vehicles. 

  • AFCEC demonstration explores new CE technologies

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Air Force civil engineering experts are continuing to explore and merge new technologies to strengthen the service by accelerating change and enhancing CE capabilities. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Planning and Integration and Readiness Directorates recently

  • AFMC Spark Tank finalists announced

    Air Force Materiel Command named its 2022 MAJCOM Spark Tank finalists during the command Senior Leader Conference, Oct. 8. Spark Tank brings forth the innovative knowledge and powers of Airmen and Guardians, reflecting leadership’s continued efforts to empower and provide them with a platform to

  • AFIMSC seeks challenging I&MS topics for I-WEPTAC

    The deadline to submit ideas to help shape the future of combat support is soon approaching. Submissions for the 2022 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference are due Sept. 15.

  • Eastern National Robot Rodeo showcases EOD emerging capabilities

    INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Explosive ordnance disposal and bomb squad experts in the Department of Defense and civilian sector tested the latest EOD robotics and emerging capabilities during the Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise Aug. 2-6 here.The Robot Rodeo, in its fifth year, was back

  • AFIMSC tests installation events app

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing an installation community events mobile app aimed at building a sense of connectedness and camaraderie among Airmen.

  • AFCEC begins rollout of upgraded EOD imaging tech

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate has begun delivering upgraded portable imaging X-ray systems to explosive ordnance disposal flights around the Air Force. The new Vidisco Guardian 12 Digital Radiographic X-ray system enhances EOD capabilities

  • Air Force tests child care subletting app

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer.

  • AFIMSC accelerates change across the enterprise with Big Data

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is improving data-driven decision making processes across the Air and Space Forces. The center hosted a Big Data Summit June 15-17 to share the its data management strategy, vision and ongoing efforts with key stakeholders.

  • AFICC/KU turns innovations into solutions, processes with iHub

    The website encourages collaboration and increases shared knowledge between AFICC/KU, USAFE-AFAFRICA contracting squadrons and mission-focused business leaders, or MFBL, to spark innovations. Change agents can use the website as a filter for information to streamline processes or solve issues within

  • Teams deliver innovative solutions at I-WEPTAC

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Teams tasked with tackling the Air and Space Forces’ most challenging Agile Combat Support issues delivered their recommendations April 21 at the 2021 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference.

  • AFIMSC releases strategic plan

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center released a strategic plan April 9, outlining priorities and associated goals the center is pursuing to optimize delivery of installation and mission support to the Air Force and Space Force.

  • AFICC delivers innovative VR suicide prevention training to save lives

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – With a rise in suicides across the service, the Air Force Installation Contracting Center is helping leaders fast-track a pilot program at Air Mobility Command to help save lives.The virtual reality suicide training being tested at Scott AFB, Illinois, and

  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Trio wants to transform civil engineering with 3D modeling

    Scott McClure, Master Sgt. Luke Rogan and Capt. Nathanael Kohl submitted an idea for a 3D structural scanner plan that was selected to be one of eight finalists at the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Innovation Rodeo on Feb. 5.

  • Virtual reality could transform wing exercises

    Joseph Suddarth, assistant fire chief in the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is a finalist for the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo.

  • Eglin Airman’s simple idea could save lives

    Staff Sgt. Eric Gonzalez, extinguisher maintenance manager for the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is a finalist for the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo.

  • Innovation Rodeo finalist seeks to increase security officer efficiency

    Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier, crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, will have a chance to help develop a more innovative Air Force as he was selected to be one of eight finalists for the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission

  • Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC MAWG Chairs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC Mission Area Working Group chairs. The teams they lead are charged with helping shape the future of Air Force combat support by finding innovative solutions to today’s installation and mission support challenges.

  • Air Force tests Wing Feedback App at JBSA

    The Air Force is testing a new mobile app at Joint Base San Antonio that aims to give Airmen a convenient way to provide feedback or raise concerns about their experiences on the installation.

  • COMPUSEC automation delivers time, cost savings

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A new computer security automated process, developed by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center, could mean significant time and cost savings for Airmen across the Air Force.A three-person team of AFICC Chief Information Officer Matt Seibert and

  • AFCEC awarded patent for new runway repair technology

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the Air Force a patent for an innovative runway repair solution developed at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The formula, developed by members of AFCEC’s laboratory at Tyndall AFB, Florida, will allow Rapid

  • ‘AFMC We Need’ continues to drive change

    One year after its launch, the Air Force Materiel Command 'AFMC We Need' initiative continues to drive success across the mission, bringing positive change and improvements, moving the command closer to the ideal set in motion by the operation’s pursuit.

  • LiDAR part of digital foundation for installations of future

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Airborne imagery and light detecting and ranging (LiDAR) data collected under an Air Force enterprise installations contract began in 2016 continues to build and fortify the digital foundation for installations of the future, including hurricane stricken

  • AFIMSC seeks ideas for 2021 Innovation Rodeo

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center kicks off its third annual Innovation Rodeo with a call-for-topics campaign starting Sept. 1. The campaign, open through Dec. 1, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups around the world a chance to win part of $1 million in

  • AFWERX Austin Hub attracts visit from SECAF, CSAF, CMSAF

    The trip marks their first combined visit with Airmen in the field since Brown and Bass were sworn in as the service’s senior uniformed officer and enlisted leaders, demonstrating the importance of innovation efforts to the enterprise.

  • Online emission inspection system saves money and air quality

    More than 60 Air Force installations are reaping savings and the benefits of improved air quality, thanks to the continued use of an online vehicle air emission inspection and compliance system that is estimated to be saving the Air Force over $11.8 million annually. The Air Force Civil Engineer

  • #IAMIMSC: Emilie Miller

    Meet Emilie Miller, Innovation Program Analyst with the AFIMSC Expeditionary Support Directorate at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • AFIMSC innovation project receives $3 million award

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force presented a $3 million Small Business Innovation Research program award to an Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center innovation project March 12.The project uses drones and machine learning to revolutionize how the Air Force Civil

  • Child care app wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers won the 2020 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 7 in San Antonio.

  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community.