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  • Robins and VECTR sign one-of-a-kind agreement

    The Air Force is always looking for new and innovative ways of accomplishing its mission, and Robins Air Force Base, along with the VECTR Center in Warner Robins, have taken another step towards meeting that goal. Col. Lyle Drew, 78th Air Base Wing commander, Robins Air Force Base, and Patricia Ross, Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition
  • Innovating compressor blade inspection

    Blade defects decrease engine efficiency and power, while increasing fuel burn (specific fuel consumption) and exhaust gas temperature (EGT) - resulting in higher maintenance costs, and decreased aircraft availability. Additionally, defective compressor blades can pose a safety threat if not replaced in a timely manner. While researching areas for increased aircraft optimization, Air Force Operational Energy found that cost-effective and reliable blade inspection ensures engines are performing optimally, and is paramount to maintaining aircraft readiness.
  • AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics

    The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC Commander at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
  • Airmen receive Spencer innovation award

    When innovative ideas save the Air Force hundreds of thousands of dollars, leadership takes notice. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James presented the Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award to Master Sgt. Matthew Galinsky, who, in 2015, served as the Air Force fuels equipment manager at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and to the Electro-Chemical Milling Team from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during a ceremony at the Pentagon Sept. 16.
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