Innovation

Check out AETC Innovation in action!

How To Submit Ideas

Reach out to your local Air Force base's Spark Cell.

Submit your idea directly into GAIN at https://gain.apps.dso.mil.

About AETC Innovation

Developing a world-class culture of innovation is key to the Air Force sustaining a competitive advantage.  The reason why innovation is so important to AETC, and our Air Force, is that it is about mission effectiveness in the way we train and educate our Airman throughout their careers, enhancing their lethality and readiness by developing them with the needed competencies and skillsets for their follow-on to their operational units, Air Force warfighting requirements, and Joint Force commanders’ needs.

Creative approaches, innovation, resources and execution at the speed of relevance are required to sharpen our competitive edge. The advantage will go to those who create the best technologies and who integrate and field them in creative operational ways that provide military advantages

Through new programs like Pilot Training Next, which is using virtual and augmented reality technology to study how Airmen learn more rapidly, AETC is embracing a culture of innovative thinkers who are emboldened to always look for better ways to complete the mission.

AETC INNOVATION NEWS

  • Redesigned birdchaser sleds at Holloman test track saves time, money

    HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.-- The 846th Test Squadron, a unit of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has deployed a new design for the birdchaser sleds used at the Holloman High Speed Test Track, or HHSTT, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.The birdchaser sleds, used to mitigate bird and

  • 12th Flying Training Wing safety office deploys new drone detection system

    Commonly referred to as small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS, by the Federal Aviation Administration, these consumer-grade drones have been known to penetrate the airspace around Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and other bases throughout the Air Force, adding yet another obstacle for pilots to

  • Analysis & Innovation fuels decisions to accelerate change

    It’s been two years since the Analysis and Innovation Directorate, A9, at Headquarter Air Education and Training Command stood up and its members have created many avenues to ensure both analysis and innovation are making a difference in how the command recruits, trains and educates today’s Airmen