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Operation BOLO searches for innovative thinkers

Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing write down innovative ideas during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing write down innovative ideas during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Master Sgt. Geoff Bendien, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron health and safety assistant chief, reads a flyer during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Master Sgt. Geoff Bendien, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron health and safety assistant chief, reads a flyer during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Leonard, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, briefs Airmen about the Android Tactical Awareness Kit during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Leonard spoke about the capabilities of the ATAK, which was one of many innovative ideas that were funded from previous “Wolf Tanks,” the base’s localized innovation board. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Leonard, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, briefs Airmen about the Android Tactical Awareness Kit during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Leonard spoke about the capabilities of the ATAK, which was one of many innovative ideas that were funded from previous “Wolf Tanks,” the base’s localized innovation board. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Tech. Sgt. Byron Cole, 8th Maintenance Squadron inspections section chief, talks about his experience pitching an innovative idea during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Cole pitched an inner ear bone conducting headset during a “Wolf Tank” held in April, which ultimately received Air Force funding, and is now being implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Tech. Sgt. Byron Cole, 8th Maintenance Squadron inspections section chief, talks about his experience pitching an innovative idea during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Cole pitched an inner ear bone conducting headset during a “Wolf Tank” held in April, which ultimately received Air Force funding, and is now being implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing write down innovative ideas during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

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Operation BOLO searches for innovative thinkers

Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing write down innovative ideas during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing write down innovative ideas during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Master Sgt. Geoff Bendien, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron health and safety assistant chief, reads a flyer during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Master Sgt. Geoff Bendien, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron health and safety assistant chief, reads a flyer during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Leonard, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, briefs Airmen about the Android Tactical Awareness Kit during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Leonard spoke about the capabilities of the ATAK, which was one of many innovative ideas that were funded from previous “Wolf Tanks,” the base’s localized innovation board. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Leonard, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, briefs Airmen about the Android Tactical Awareness Kit during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Leonard spoke about the capabilities of the ATAK, which was one of many innovative ideas that were funded from previous “Wolf Tanks,” the base’s localized innovation board. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Tech. Sgt. Byron Cole, 8th Maintenance Squadron inspections section chief, talks about his experience pitching an innovative idea during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Cole pitched an inner ear bone conducting headset during a “Wolf Tank” held in April, which ultimately received Air Force funding, and is now being implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

Tech. Sgt. Byron Cole, 8th Maintenance Squadron inspections section chief, talks about his experience pitching an innovative idea during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. Cole pitched an inner ear bone conducting headset during a “Wolf Tank” held in April, which ultimately received Air Force funding, and is now being implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing write down innovative ideas during an Operation Be On the Lookout for Opportunity (BOLO) Open House at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. The open house was held to raise awareness about Operation BOLO, find new innovative ideas and talk about the future of the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Suzie Plotnikov)