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  • 55th Wing test Pluto app around the world

    The 55th Wing Project BOCKSCAR office and other members from Team Offutt participate in a test trial of the new Pluto application Nov. 13-17, 2023, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

  • Offutt maintainer’s innovation saves time, money

    Tech Sgt. Justin Boettger, 55th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance section chief at Offutt Air Force Base, recently created a rivet set adapter to be used with a slotted drive shaft rotary hammer.

  • University of Nebraska scholars to create app for Offutt pilots

    A group of University of Nebraska at Omaha students visited Offutt Air Force Base this summer to test out a flight simulator for an application they have been tasked to create. The students are recipients of the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship program and are pursuing degrees in a variety of science,

  • 55th WG member Spark Tank 2021 finalists

    An idea created by a member of the 55th Wing is one of five selected by Air Force and Space Force leaders from the Spark Tank 2021 semi-finals board to be shared virtually with senior leaders at this year’s Air Force Association Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium.

  • ACC Spark 2021 offers Airmen avenue to present adaptive ideas

    I often wonder if the essence of innovation is getting lost in the “static” of the daily barrage of media we live with. Innovation happens when someone like you recognizes a better way of doing business and takes action to make that better way reality.  Who better to find a better way to do business

  • 2nd CWSS narrows Air Force Weather’s first-in communications gap

    Members from Air Force Weather and Special Operations communities gathered at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 20, to test a first-in communications capability with potential for the global Air Force mission. Joint Special Operations Command, 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, 18th Weather Squadron

  • Cyber Evolution: 16th WS

    The 16th Weather Squadron is leading the way, reorganizing to become the 557th Weather Wing’s dedicated software and innovation squadron, a move that will generate new insights on environmental intelligence for combatant commanders around the globe. When complete, the reorganization will reinforce

  • 557th WW integrating with 16th AF missions

    The 557th Weather Wing is working to integrate its strengths into the recently formed 16th Air Force, which brought intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and weather all under one roof. Integration is a key theme for the Air Force’s first

  • DoD innovation units join forces to engage small business

    Over the past few months, AFWERX, Army Futures Command, NavalX, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Innovation Network/Defense Innovation Unit have joined forces to make this experimental concept an interagency initiative to bridge the gap between startups, small

  • 1 WXG’s virtual training brings real benefits

    Airmen assigned to the 1st Weather Group are rolling out virtual reality training tailored to the needs of the Air Force Weather community, allowing them to train faster and smarter.Delivered on March 14, 2019, 1st WXG’s NextGen Environmental Weather Training System simulates setting up and

  • 2nd WXG innovations: Task Force Bat Phone delivers data Airmen need

    This is the second part of a series highlighting innovations by the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Group.Using off-the-shelf components, new processes and a little inspiration from Batman, a group of innovative Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Group are changing how information is

  • Cyber Airmen “fuel” innovation

    Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed together with the Defense Innovation Unit program making changes to how airborne tankers are scheduled. The changes are the direct result of a March 8, 2018, memo from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, where he stated,

  • 557th WW Airmen find innovative cyber solutions

    Innovation is more important than ever. The 2018 National Defense Strategy has called for rapid innovation and to “deliver performance at the speed of relevance.” 557th Weather Wing Airmen have a history of finding ways to innovate, working smarter to save money and deliver new capabilities and

  • AFPC adopting innovative officer assignment system IT platform

    Talent Marketplace is an innovative technological platform supporting the officer assignment system that aims to increase flexibility and transparency for officers and commanders. It is the final piece of the revised officer assignment system triad, which includes advanced assignment notification to

  • iPads to replace legacy information program

    For more than a half-century, Offutt pilots and navigators have carried heavy bags full of manuals and publications during their missions. These manuals included everything from detailed instructions on how to manually lower landing gear to instructions on landing aircraft at remote airfields in the