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  • Metals techs build from ground up

    The 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology flight keeps 20th Fighter Wing F-16 Vipers flying at home station and downrange by embracing innovation in their operations.
  • 20th FW AFE improves survival kits

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Operations Support Squadron redesigned their current survival kit and developed a draft kit to lead the 20th Fighter Wing into the future fight and to keep pilots safe on the ground.
  • 20th CMS optimizes operations

    Airmen from the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion flight have redesigned their space to implement lean production principles in their operations.
  • 20th MXG improves AF loading lethality

    The 20th Maintenance Group weapons standardization flight was selected as the test-bed for the Air Force’s renewed Integrated Combat Turn weapons loading procedure starting in early 2019.
  • AF AI Accelerator brings future faster

    Mankind has often dreamed of what the future may hold. Every advancement in technology opens minds to dream bigger and better. Imagination is the only final frontier as the human race ventures deeper into what were previously only lightly treaded territories.
  • 20th AMXS reorganizes to increase agility, readiness

    Some things never change, but the 20th Fighter Wing is not one of them. As the Air Force works to bring the future faster and develop innovative new ways to increase the agility and lethality of its people, units and tactics, so does its premier suppression of enemy air defenses wing.
  • 557th WW integrating with 16th AF missions

    The 557th Weather Wing is working to integrate its strengths into the recently formed 16th Air Force, which brought intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and weather all under one roof. Integration is a key theme for the Air Force’s first information warfare numbered air force. The 557th’s efforts both reinforce the value of the wing’s existing missions, such as providing weather for aviation, but also offer new opportunities for the wing to increase lethality in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions of other 16th AF wings. “The realignment of the 557th WW into the information warfare numbered air force will have a profound effect on the future of weather and environmental intelligence operations, and we intend to bring that future fast,” said Jeffrey Fries, 1st Weather Group chief of operations standards and tactics.
  • Innovation at its finest

    The Air Force looks to its Airmen to be innovative in order to save time and money. Staff Sgt. Justin Tankersley, 20th Maintenance Group weapons lead crew chief, created a new tool for F-16 Fighting Falcons.
  • 20th LRS revamps resiliency

    As individuals across the Air Force work toward physical, mental, social and spiritual fitness through resiliency training programs, Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, are doing what they can to ensure the training makes a lasting impact.
  • Hot-pits: innovation at its finest

    During the coldest and hottest months of the year, the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Airmen continue to step out onto the flight line to perform ground refueling, also known as hot-pits, in order to get F-16CM Fighting Falcons back in the air as fast as possible.
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