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AETC announces 2017 Innovation Challenge winners

Air Education and Training Command will announce this year’s five winners of the 2018 Innovation Challenge during the AETC Senior Leader Conference held at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., March 19-21. Wings and units across AETC submitted nominations for any category in the CoL-centric Innovation Challenge. Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast. commander of AETC, will announce the winners at the end of the SLC conference. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)

Air Education and Training Command announced this year’s five winners of the 2018 Innovation Challenge during the AETC Senior Leader Conference held at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., March 21. Wings and units across AETC submitted nominations for any category in the CoL-centric Innovation Challenge. Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast. commander of AETC, will announce the winners at the end of the SLC conference. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS --

Air Education and Training Command announced this year’s five winners of the 2017 Innovation Challenge during the AETC Senior Leader Conference held at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., March 21.

 

The winning units will receive a monetary award to be used for any operations and maintenance fund purchases.

 

The Innovation Challenge, a contest designed to inspire improvement and change within the command, consists of five categories that emphasize the priorities of both the Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of AETC, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.

 

The five winners of the 2017 Innovation Challenge are:

Institutional Culture:

  • 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

Mission Accomplishment:

  • 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.  

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Priority #1:

  • 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, Texas

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Priority #2:

  • Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.  

Adapt Award:

  • 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas

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