welcome to dragon tank!

Dragon Tank celebrates 81st Training Wing innovation by providing an opportunity for ALL Keesler Airmen (military, civilian members and spouses) to provide ideas to support innovation, improved mission success and quality of life improvements. No idea is too big or too small!

Want to Submit an Idea?

Everyone who has an innovative idea to submit must complete the submission form and email the form to 81TRW.CCX.DragonTank@us.af.mil by May 23. 

The form can be scanned, photographed, hand-written, typed or hand-delivered. There is no wrong way to submit a great idea!

You can also fill out the form on the Keesler AFB App under the Dragon Tank icon.

Mini Tank

On June 12, semi-finalists discuss their ideas/product with a panel of subject matter experts from finance, contracting, legal and green belts.

  • Mini Tank SMEs will discuss legal, financial and contractual constraints and options to making your submission a reality.
  • The Mini Tank will be empowered to declare "Just Do It" for ideas that meet the pre-approved threshold.

The top 10 individuals or teams will advance to the Dragon Tank for the chance to compete for investment funds.

  • Mini Tank approved ideas that do not advance to the Dragon Tank will be submitted for End of Year funding and consideration
  • Everyone who participates will receive a Dragon Tank poker chip, a mention in a Keesler News article, a Letter of Appreciation from the 81 TRW/CC and a 1-day Pass.

Dragon tank

On Jun. 28 in the Dragon's Lair, 3rd Floor of the Bay Breeze Event Center, Dragon Tank finalist will have five minutes to present innovations to a five member panel consisting of the TRW/CC, TRW/CCC, TRG/CC, a junior company grade officer and a NCO.

  • A 10-minute Q&A session will follow the presentation.

The Presentation format can be a PowerPoint, video, demo, discussion, etc. 

  • There will be access to power, internet and A/V equipment.

Your Presentation will include:

  • What does your product or service do?
  • Proposed method (Mini Tank will support this area)
  • Expected Benifits
  • Cost to Implement

Everyone who presents to the Dragon Tank will receive a Dragon Tank poker chip, mention in the Keesler News article, Letter of Appreciation from the 81 TRW/CC and a 2-day pass!