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Air Force announces Spark Tank 2022 semifinalists

A panel of nearly 30 subject matter experts from across the Department of the Air Force met Nov. 16, 2021 at the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center in Arlington and via a virtual teleconferencing platform to conduct the Spark Tank 2022 quarterfinals.
A panel of nearly 30 subject matter experts from across the Department of the Air Force met Nov. 16, 2021 at the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC) in Arlington, Virginia and via a virtual teleconferencing platform to conduct the Spark Tank 2022 (ST22) Quarter Finals. (Graphic courtesy of AFWERX)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2873312/air-force-announces-spark-tank-2022-semifinalists/ Crystal V. Ortiz

Update: Airmen interested in learning aviation fundamentals, becoming rated officer can apply for Rated Prep Program until Dec. 31

Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until Dec. 31 to apply for the Spring 2022 Air Force Rated Preparatory Program, scheduled for March 20-25, 2022, and March 27-April 1, 2022, in Denton, Texas.
The Air Force Rated Preparatory Program provides qualified Airmen interested in cross-training to an Air Force-rated career field the opportunity to gain and strengthen basic aviation skills.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2837743/update-airmen-interested-in-learning-aviation-fundamentals-becoming-rated-offic/ Capt. Kenya Pettway

Beginning Nov. 11, ‘After Basic’ social show offers live reaction, analysis to BMT docuseries

A live social media 'after' show focused on reflecting on and discussing the Air Force Recruiting Service’s new docuseries ‘Basic’ is set to debut on the Air Education and Training Command Facebook page Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:45 p.m. Central Standard Time.
picture of computer screen with scene from Basic docuseries

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2840934/beginning-nov-11-after-basic-social-show-offers-live-reaction-analysis-to-bmt-d/ DoD News

Air Force revises wing, vice and group command screening board process

This year, the Air Force implemented a revised process for the 2022 wing, vice and group command screening boards to streamline notification, align more closely with joint partners and enhance senior leader talent management. Approximately 24% of all O-6 positions are command billets and half of the 780 command positions come vacant each year.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2744281/air-force-revises-wing-vice-and-group-command-screening-board-process/ DoD News

Brown says China’s challenge must be met with speed, focus and commitment

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. told an influential audience Aug. 6 at the National Press Club that the Air Force and the nation must respond with speed, focus and commitment to China’s emergence and other global security threats just as it did 20 years ago following the 9/11 attack.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2723168/brown-says-chinas-challenge-must-be-met-with-speed-focus-and-commitment/ Charles Pope