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)
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.