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  • 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced

    The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with Headquarters Air Force to bring Airmen’s voices to ongoing efforts, including solution-generation and beta-testing of cutting-edge technologies that return time to Airmen.
  • MacDill beating the heat with innovation

    It is 5 P.M. and you have been outside on a hot and humid 105-degree day for 12 hours. All you can think about is being able to go inside and feel a cool breeze from the air conditioning unit in your car and house; imagine if you did not have to go inside to stay cool. Aiming to allow military members to work hard in a more comfortable environment, the Personal Cooling System (PCS) provided by Florida-based RINI Technologies keeps Airmen at a cool 72-degrees while being compact enough to wear beneath protective gear and clothing.
  • Upcoming National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting offers a comprehensive virtual agenda

    Occurring virtually October 5-8, 2020, the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting offers a comprehensive agenda for participating U.S. military, government, and industry logisticians that consists of 80 interactive courses, three roundtable discussions, and five keynote presentations focused on the present and future of defense logistics.
  • AMC commander visits Team MacDill

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, visited Team MacDill Feb. 12-14 to witness first-hand how Airmen here deliver unmatched air refueling, installation and mission support.
  • Fast money: MacDill awards small businesses for innovative thinking

    Keeping with the innovation initiatives set by the Air Force, the 6th Contracting Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base hosted its second pitch day event Jan. 22, in Tampa, Florida.
  • “Lovin’ an elevator” – new MacDill system delivers

    Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes, and at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, it came as a one-of-a-kind vertical lift storage system which boasts 9,025 cubic feet of storage space. That is similar to 573, 16-drawer tool chests.
  • KC-135 depot maintenance, first at MacDill

    The ability to adapt and react to a change in plans or process is key to high functioning operations like the 6th Maintenance Squadron. This idea is in full effect at MacDill, as Airmen are preparing a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for much more in-depth maintenance than they’ve performed before.
  • Prepare, Prevent, Heal, Deploy

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Innovation and technology are not new concepts, and the pace of their advancement continues to increase.
  • Air Force completes test of combat support innovation

    The Air Force completed the final test of an innovative warfighting concept May 12 that could be a game-changer for future adaptive-basing constructs.
  • Fuel Tank: Airman-powered innovation

    To award Air Force’s Squadron Innovation Fund dollars, leadership from the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, hosted the second annual Fuel Tank competition March 15, 2019, where Airmen pitched their innovative ideas to improve processes, training, and equipment, and thus, effectiveness and readiness.
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