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Spark Tank 2023 call for submissions

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  • By 162nd Wing Public Affairs

The Air National Guard is looking for Airmen with original and innovative ideas to compete in the 2023 Air Force Spark Tank competition, with preliminary rounds closing August 17, 2022.

Ideas must be submitted via the Guardians and Airmen Innovation Network (GAIN) platform. Submissions should be applicable for Air Force-wide implementation and have the potential to make significant impacts within a six-month to two-year time frame.

To create a Platform One account, visit using a Common Access Card-enabled device. After creating a Platform One account, create a GAIN account at  

All submissions must be accompanied by a three-minute video. Submitters should work with their local public affairs office for clearance and uploading of videos to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS).

If you have a project and have any specific questions about your submission or general questions about Spark Tank competition, please contact the Air National Guard Spark Tank Representative, Master Sergeant Dana Garrett at

The purpose of ARCWERX is to create and foster a lasting culture of innovation in the Air Reserve Component that builds on the unique structure, geographic distribution and talents of individual Guardsmen and Reservists.