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

  • AETC announces winners of iChallenge at FORCECON 2022

    Winners of the AETC iChallenge competition were announced during FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming, an interactive industry and academia collider event and gaming competition held at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio, Texas, May 24-29.

  • DOD’s largest annual IT, cyberpower event resumes in-person attendance

    Over the last two years, the Department of the Air Force IT and Cyberpower Education and Training Event was held virtually, owing to the pandemic. This year, event organizers are eager to see attendees sitting in seats, and the event returns from its virtual home to its physical home in Montgomery,