Tech Warrior participants walk in the shoes of battlefield Airmen
By Bryan Ripple , 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 28, 2017
FAIRBORN, Ohio – Whoever owns the technological advantage when it comes to warfighting likely controls the battlespace of today. Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as acquisition personnel from throughout Air Force Materiel Command work hard to ensure that Airmen never enter a battle without that advantage.
However, there’s an old saying that goes something like, “Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes.”
This is exactly what the 50 or so participants in AFRL’s Tech Warrior 2017 exercise did from Sept. 19-29 at the National Center for Medical Readiness here, when they were immersed in a home station deployment exercise as technology warriors.
The event, which in previous years, had been attended by scientists and engineers from AFRL for the most part, was open to military and civilian personnel from throughout AFMC locations across the country. The opportunity gave the participants, from Airmen through GS-15 personnel, a chance to walk in the shoes of today’s battlefield Airmen... Full Article