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“It’s Groundhog Day. We need to open the competitive space and compete like our life depends on it, because it does,” said United States Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a keynote address at the Dayton Defense - Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association's The Wright Dialogue with Industry event in Dayton, Ohio, July 18. “We need to build a system with people at the center that will allow us to orient, decide and act faster than our adversaries. I want our Nation to act; it’s our obligation.”

During his address, Wilson spoke about the importance of #human #machine partnering and leveraging #technology and #data to connect, share and learn even faster to maintain the #defense advantage.

“If data is the new ‘oil’ of the 21st century and data the ‘pipeline,’ how do we build an architecture that can allow any partner, sensor and system to connect to any other system faster than our adversaries?” said Wilson. “Our #future fight will rely strongly on human-machine teaming, and we need to build these systems today.”

WDI is an annual forum that brings together area defense leaders in government, academia and industry to network and collaborate on solutions for challenges facing the U.S. defense sector. During the three-day event featuring keynote addresses from key military leadership and breakout sessions lead by the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, attendees gain a unique, first-hand perspective on ways they can play a role in growing civil-military problem solving capabilities to help maintain our Nation’s defense primacy.
#AirForce #CSAF #VCSAF #Airmen #science #technology

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Air Force Sustainment Center commander, Lt. Gen. Levy, spoke about the importance of #innovation for the United States Air Force during a distinguished speaker series event at the The University of Oklahoma.

"Innovation is creation, implemented. I see innovation fail when organizations don’t know how to turn that eureka moment into a sustainable product in the marketplace that creates and generates value," he stated.

http://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1576946/afsc-commander-touts-importance-of-innovation-to-air-force-community/

#AdditiveManufacturing, aka 3-D printing, may offer solutions for United States Air Force platform maintenance and sustainment.
Hill Air Force Base, Utah Air Force Sustainment Center

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United States Air Force #Airmen #engineers, both Civilian and military, play a critical role in executing the AFMC mission. Thank you for your service and for building and maintaining our installations across the globe!

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#TechTuesday Innovative, #mobile technology developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL is helping #Airmen at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida improve their daily mission. #innovation

Learn more: http://www.eglin.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1572874/defenders-go-mobile-with-new-comm-system/

#MondayMotivation Civilian #Airmen play a key role in the #AirForce mission.

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#DYK that there's a new United States Air Force app? Check it out!

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These boots are made for walkin'....

Learn how a program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas keeps Airmen in the right shoes for the mission.

If this U.S. Air Force Recruiting video doesn't motivate you...create your own! The Air Education and Training Command "We are Airmen" contest is on--it's your chance to create the next Air Force recruiting video and be a star!

Learn More: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1548248/we-are-airmen-2018-recruiting-video-contest/

A shorter wait for service...sounds smart to us! Learn how Hanscom Air Force Base teams are using #innovation funds to better serve their customers. http://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1573255/hanscom-squadrons-get-innovative/

Data does more than count...it helps solve United States Air Force problems that matter by showing us that "...everything is connected."

More: http://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1572946/crider-solve-problems-that-matter-with-data/

A new Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL collaboration with The Ohio State University will explore novel ways to characterize new materials for warfighter #innovation.

With the support of United States Air Force special operators, all members of the #Thai soccer team and their coach are free from the cave. Thank you to all of our #Airmen and other members of the rescue team for your hard work! #AimHigh #Airpower

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We LOVE being SAFE and SOUND, and so does the United States Air Force star of risk management--Dr. Love!

As part of the August #Safe + Sound campaign, you can submit a video and win a chance to star in the next #AirForce safety video!

Learn more: http://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567478/air-force-issues-dr-love-risk-management-video-challenge/

Nine senior United States Air Force civilians, including 4 from AFMC, received Presidential Rank Awards for extraordinary achievements and contributions to the #AirForce mission.

Congratulations to:

Ms. Patricia Young, Executive Director, AFMC
Mr. C. Douglas Ebersole (retired), Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL
Mr. Steven Wert, PEO for Battle Management, AFLCMC, Hanscom AFB
Mr. Kenneth Barker, Technical Advisor for Systems Engineering, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Happening NOW: Retreat at AFMC Headquarters!

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"This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us -- speaks to us of the past, or the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it." --President Woodrow Wilson

The United States Air Force retreat ceremony has historically signified the end of the duty day and serves and an opportunity to honor the U.S. flag and the profession of arms.

Today at 4:00p.m. EST, AFMC headquarters will hold an official retreat ceremony. We will stream LIVE here on Facebook. Join us, if you can!

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An AFMC headquarters reorganization will create better synergy and coordination in support of United States Air Force nuclear modernization efforts.
http://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569819/headquarters-merger-streamlines-logistics-resources-for-nuclear-enterprise-syst/

Did you know that the United States Air Force and purple dragons share a history?

Operation Purple Dragon was the nickname for a study undertaken by the Joint Chiefs during the #VietnamWar to discover the reason behind the high losses of B-52 Stratofortresses in Southeast Asia. Concerned that there was a security breach, the operation soon discovered that the flight plans were being discovered in Hanoi, and this security breach caused them to be shot down a high rate.

Today, the OPSEC #PurpleDragon stands as a reminder to all that protecting critical information and activities is a responsibility for all.

#ICYMI: There isn't anything that happens in the United States Air Force without an Air Force Materiel Command Airman involved in making it happen! #Airmen #Airpower

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What a great #AirForce week!

White, red, yellow, black...they're not just colors, but cues to keeping #safe in the #summer #heat. Learn more about wet globe temperature readings, and get tips to stay cool!

Better than a leap off the high dive! Check out the #Airpower from Air Force Special Operations Command! 🇺🇸️ #Airmen #FreedomFriday

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