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  • 92nd MXS innovates bracket essential to extending KC-135 lifespan

    The 92nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology shop, created a jackscrew mounting bracket for the KC-135 Stratotanker after the discovery of a damaged bracket during a routine inspection.
  • Call for Innovation Rodeo ideas nears Dec. 1 deadline

    With less than a month to go in their annual call-for-topics campaign, the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is still looking for innovative ideas with potential to change the Air Force.
  • Vice Chief’s Challenge creates new document templates, saves Airmen time

    The 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge launched in February with a focus on working faster and smarter, and finding innovative ways to give Airmen back their time.
  • ‘AFMC We Need’ continues to drive change

    One year after its launch, the Air Force Materiel Command 'AFMC We Need' initiative continues to drive success across the mission, bringing positive change and improvements, moving the command closer to the ideal set in motion by the operation’s pursuit.
  • AFIMSC seeks ideas for 2021 Innovation Rodeo

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center kicks off its third annual Innovation Rodeo with a call-for-topics campaign starting Sept. 1. The campaign, open through Dec. 1, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups around the world a chance to win part of $1 million in funding and resources to pursue their ideas. 
  • Improved tech support website returns to Tinker

    The 72nd Air Base Wing Communications Directorate is relaunching a useful web tool to assist Tinker Air Force Base’s computer users with their most common challenges. The Tier Zero website, a self-help tool which is available to almost any Tinker AFB network user, assists users with common tasks such as clearing web browser caches or connecting to network printers without the need to speak to the base’s help desk. “The Communications Directorate is constantly striving to ensure customer service, communications and mission support by improving our processes wherever we can,” said John Chiffy, 72nd Communications Directorate Operations Division chief. “We’re hoping Tier Zero will be our next success story.” The Tinker help desk typically handles 300 to 400 calls per day, according to Eric Robinson, Chickasaw Nation Industries help desk program manager. Robinson said the new system should reduce long hold times, abandoned calls and ultimately enhance the customer experience.
  • AFMC announces 2020 MAJCOM Spark Tank semifinalists

    The Air Force Materiel Command has selected five semifinalists from more than 90 submissions to the command-wide Spark Tank competition.
  • Under Secretary Lord visits AFSC, OC-ALC

    Hon. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, visited Tinker Air Force Base August 18, 2020, to gain an overall understanding of the Air Force Sustainment Center’s mission as the supporting command for readiness in the Air Force.
  • AFMC launches Spark Tank competition

    Air Force Materiel Command Airmen are invited to submit innovative, game-changing ideas to compete in the AFMC Spark Tank competition.The submitters of the top five, most innovative, game-changing ideas will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during the AFMC Senior Leader Conference this September. This panel will then select the top two ideas
  • Finances made easy with new online portal

    The Comptroller Services Portal is an automated incident management application that allows customers to request and receive online assistance from their servicing comptroller squadron. CSP has integrated workflows which assist the customer in seeking help with travel pay, military pay and civilian pay.