375th AMW hosts competition in search of innovative projects

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Master Sgt. Aron Luna, 375th Security Forces Squadron superintendent, presents his team’s funding proposal for an emergency communications center during the 375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Luna’s team won $100,000 to fund the proposal, which is meant to streamline communication between first responders and lessen response time to on-base emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Maj. Matthew Zayatz, 54th Airlift Squadron C-40 pilot, presents his team’s funding proposal for GPS pucks during the 375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Zayatz’s team was one of six teams to win funding, and he believes that the GPS pucks will help pilots better view weather radar, air traffic, and international borders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

First Lt. Noland Maynard, 375th Civil Engineering Squadron, presents his team’s funding request for facility management tablets during the 375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Maynard’s team was one of the six teams that won funding, and he believes that the $100,000 grant will help reduce facility management time by 25 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Capt. Steven Weippert, 375th Force Support Squadron, presents his team’s funding request for a new customer sign-in platform during the 375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Weippert’s team was one of the six that won funding, and he believes that other squadrons around base might be able to incorporate this time-saving platform in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition participants wait for the competition to begin, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The competition funded several Airmen-led project ideas meant to increase readiness, reduce cost, and enhance the lethality of the force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Senior Master Sgt. Sean Cook, 375th Communications Support Squadron, presents his team’s funding proposal for his Extreme Programming Initiative during the 375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Cook’s initiative aims to provide portable programming platforms at customer locations, and his project was one of the six chosen to receive funding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Senior Master Sgt. Amanda Pelletier, 54th Airlift Squadron, presents her team’s funding proposal for upgrades to the flight attendant operations center during the 375th Air Mobility Wing Spark Tank competition, May 18, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Pelletier’s project was one of six projects that won funding, so her team will receive $40,000 for upgrades to storage and kitchen equipment, which will allow them to better serve our nation’s leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

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The 375th Air Mobility Wing hosted the Spark Tank Competition, a funding competition that gave Airmen the opportunity to present innovative projects to base leadership, May 16, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The six winning projects included upgrades to the flight attendant kitchen and emergency communications center, as well as the installation of new appointment check-in systems, aircraft GPS pucks, facility manager tablets, and a portable programming initiative.