The AFWERX Base of the Future initiative is made up of six challenges targeted at leveraging the best technology to create an integrated base while maintaining security, being resilient and increasing agility. These six challenges are running concurrently but are focused on separate topics.

  • Improving base security and defense while increasing efficiency and effectiveness
  • Increasing base resiliency by creating stronger infrastructure and the ability to bounce back quickly
  • Leveraging technology for operational effectiveness
  • Creating a culture of innovation to allow the free sharing of ideas on base and increasing the speed of technology adoption
  • Improving the wellbeing of Airmen and their families
  • Reverse engineering legacy parts with the latest additive and agile manufacturing technologies

The showcase for Base of the Future will be part of AFWERX Fusion, our annual flagship event. The best solutions from these challenges will be invited to attend this digital event where all teams will have the chance to meet each other virtually. Selected teams will have the opportunity for private meetings and pitches with evaluators and leaders across the Air Force and Department of Defense. Click the link below to find out more about the upcoming digital event!



Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness

Help us leverage artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing and machine learning to build an Air Force base that becomes a leader in innovation.

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Installation Resilience

Help us create robust and resilient Air Force bases that can withstand natural disasters and supply shortages with minimal loss of power, structure, and operations.

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Base Security and Defense

Help us protect the people and critical resources on our Air Force bases by enhancing our security and strengthening perimeter defenses.

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Empowering Airman and Family Wellbeing

Help us ensure the continued wellbeing of our Airmen and their families with actionable ideas that further create a network of care.

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Culture of Innovation

Help us strengthen and perpetuate a culture of innovation within USAF by improving workforce agility and breaking down barriers to change.

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Enabling Technologies for Reverse Engineering and Additive / Agile Manufacturing

Help USAF develop full solutions to reverse engineer obsolete legacy parts with the latest technologies in additive and agile manufacturing.

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