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

  • 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

  • Funding efficiency across Keesler

    Every year, squadrons from Keesler compete for Squadron Innovation Funds by submitting an application fulfilling requirements to the Innovation Working Group.The funds are provided by the Air Force to support initiatives aimed at mission effectiveness improvements in the areas of innovation, such as

  • AETC innovators start 2021 with virtual collaboration

    Innovators across The First Command convened virtually for the third AETC iSummit Jan. 21, 2021. The event brought together innovators from more than 130 locations to collaborate, problem solve and learn about the latest innovations happening around the command.