The 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, recently helped the Air Force Recruiting Service with an ad for a campaign urging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-minded people to collaborate with the Air Force. The campaign, called “Collaboratory,” encourages users “to solve real-world challenges in an online community,” states a release. Through the Website, which is expected to launch this summer, users will work alongside subject matter experts to come up with solutions to challenges involving current and future USAF technologies. “Many of these scenarios will be available for users to experience the real-world challenges” airmen face today, states the release. AFRS visited Wright-Patt in May to film demonstrations of Air Force Research Laboratory projects. The goal of Collaboratory “is to firmly establish the Air Force as one of the most desirable employers for the nation’s best and brightest,” states the release. (Wright-Patterson report by Michela Greco)
A Chinese fighter jet conducted an “unnecessarily aggressive” maneuver in front of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 last week, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command announced May 30, releasing footage of the incident. The intercept, which took place May 26, happened over the South China Sea in international airspace.