Airmen Powered by Innovation

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The Airmen Powered by Innovation, or API, program has replaced three existing Air Force good idea programs.  

Those programs include the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, or IDEA program; The Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, or PECI program; and the Best Practices program.

The API will consolidate the benefits of each program and simplify the process for submitting ideas, making it easier for Airmen at the lowest levels to affect change across the entire service.

The Installation Manpower Office is also responsible for assisting and supporting Airmen and Civilians as they submit ideas. 

When requested, office employees will assist submitters with process improvement ideas to ensure the current method, proposed method and expected benefit are documented.   

The office ensures the cost of implementation is a fact-based proposal and assists with the development of implementing a plan.

Editor's note: Airmen and Civilians wishing to submit ideas through API may do so by going online to or going to the Air Force Portal and typing Airmen Powered by Innovation in the "SEARCH AF PORTAL" prompt. Robins' point of contact is Renee' Beringer. She can be reached at DSN 472-5539. To find out more, check out Air Force Instruction 38-402, "Airmen Powered by Innovation," dated Feb. 5, 2015.