Air Education and Training Command debuted an online game June 10 that allows airmen to vote on cost-saving ideas. The game, titled “King of the Hill,” will run for 42 days, according to an AETC release. Each day two ideas are presented to participants, who then choose which they like more. At the end of the game, the voter who most often chooses the winning idea will be named “King of the Hill.” The ideas compete for 24 hours and each voter gets one vote during that time. Additionally, the AETC base or organization with the highest percentage of participation will win the organizational King of the Hill title. “The airmen and civilians of AETC have submitted so many great ideas since the inception of the C3 initiative, and this is a great way to showcase those ideas and receive feedback,” said Lt. Col. Michael Clark, AETC Command Action Group Director. “The more input we receive to improve the way we train, recruit, and educate, the better AETC will be.”
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.