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Kirtland unveils innovation movement ‘Culture Wall,’ launches campaign

The 'Culture Wall' is unveiled.

U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander, left, and Airman 1st Class David L. Mitchell, 377th Force Support Squadron customer service technician, right, unveils an innovation ‘Culture Wall’ at the Welcome Center on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Feb. 1, 2021. The wall is part of an innovation movement campaign that will encourage conversations and engagement with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

'Culture Wall'

An innovation ‘Culture Wall’ greets visitors at the Welcome Center on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Feb. 1, 2021. The wall is made up of 20 to 30 individual tiles that feature images and phrases used as conversation starters; there are eight displayed throughout the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

The 'Culture Wall' is unveiled.

Members of Team Kirtland gather for the unveiling of an innovation ‘Culture Wall’ in the Welcome Center on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Feb. 1, 2021. Eight walls are displayed across the installation as part of an innovation movement campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

The unveiling of ‘Culture Walls’ took place across Kirtland Air Force Base, Feb. 1, 2021, as part of an Air Force Global Strike Command Striker Culture initiative. 

Made up of 20 to 30 individual tiles, each wall features images and phrases designed to be conversation starters. 

“The unveiling was a way to recognize and celebrate the beginning of a culture change,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David C. Salgado, 377th Air Base Wing Commander’s Action Group superintendent. “This represents an opening of a new chapter where ideas are encouraged, risks are taken and changes are implemented.”  

The ‘Culture Walls,’ designed to push for innovation, are displayed in eight work centers across the installation, including the base Welcome Center, 377th Medical Group, and 377th Air Base Wing Headquarters. Each wall is slightly different; however, the message to unite the wing remains the same. 

“Everybody that comes into this installation is going to have to walk right past this wall,” said U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller, 377th ABW commander. “Everybody is going to see it and it is going to be a conversation starter.” 

Miller said that it is not just about being innovative as Strikers, but also to encourage the type of collaboration that brings these innovations to life. 

“This is just another place we can foster that innovative spirit,” said Miller. “Finding the impossible solution to problems that we deal with every single day and empowering the person from the very lowest level to the very highest level.” 

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