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F-22 Raptors such as this one will at some point in their operational lifetime now encounter robotic technology newly developed through the Air Force Small Business Research program. Robots are now being placed into operation at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah for the purpose of making the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets much safer for aircraft maintenance personnel. (Courtesy photo/Andrew McMurtrie, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Ga.) Small Business Innovation Research project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, located at Hill
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Major Ryan O’Hara (right), assistant professor, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, demonstrates the capabilities of a new state-of-the-art 3D metal additive manufacturing system to Dr. Todd Stewart, AFIT director and chancellor, March 16.The system is a nearly $1 million investment that enables student researchers to digitally fabricate fully dense aerospace metal parts.(Skywrighter photo/Amy Rollins) Graduate school unveils new 3D metal printer
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been utilizing additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to build prototypes with polymers for more than 30 years. On March 16, its Graduate School of Engineering and Management unveiled a new state-of-the-art metal
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AFRL materials engineer Alan Oquendo demonstrates the failed flywheel assembly and engine cooling fan that resulted in a non-injury incident involving the Wright “B” Flyer replica aircraft.  Oquendo and the Materials Integrity team uncovered critical evidence that explained the event and recommended an improved design.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL Materials researchers keeping Wright “B” Flyer aloft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Researchers from the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate rose to the need for the Wright “B” Flyer, helping to ensure continued airworthiness for the historic replica aircraft so near and dear to many in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Wright “B” Flyer, Inc., a volunteer organization that operates the
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U.S. Air Force Major (Dr.) Whitney Pafford, 88th Surgical Operations Squadron Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Director at Wright-Patterson Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology, checks a patient for irregularities or signs of cancer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, March 17. Dr. Pafford has served patients as a military doctor for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Scott Johnson) Physicians recognized for service to patients' health, well being
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Physicians on base, as well as doctors across America, will receive a collective pat on the back, March 30, as the nation officially observes National Doctors Day.Traditionally, the day’s observance activities can range from simply sending a flower, often a red carnation, and a card to a physician and their
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force agreement provides educational opportunities to local community
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida - The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate recently established an Educational Partnership Agreement with the Emerald Coast Science Center.  ECSC is a facility that seeks to inspire and grow a scientifically engaged community to promote the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the
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Default Air Force Logo Beware of IT “DIY” on Base
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio --  Do you work with information technology (IT)?  Are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” (DIYer)?  Maybe you’re the “go to” person in your unit to solve IT problems?  Or maybe you’re the person who authorizes, or procures, IT purchases and services? IT is integrated in our daily lives to the point where anyone, armed with a few
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Special Agents Matthew Heckman, left, and Nicolas Finn of the Major Crimes Branch, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, in Bldg. 70, Area A, work to uncover cases of fraudulent activity usually amounting to $10,000 or more at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (Courtesy photo)
Base-Level Fraud Office fights deception, saves tax dollars
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio -- An office dedicated to protecting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the federal government and tax payer dollars from losses to the government of $10,000 or more is asking for the base community’s assistance and vigilance. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations typically investigates losses of $10,000
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AFRL researcher Matt Jacobsen (second from left), developer of the Hyperthought data management and sharing software, strategizes with team members Kevin Porter, James Fourman, and Jason Thiese during a recent collaboration session at the AFRL Maker Hub. (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) HyperThought poised to break down barriers in information sharing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --   A new, web-based software tool developed by AFRL researchers is poised to usher in a new paradigm in information management and sharing.  Recording, sharing, and accessing research data within the scientific community is typically an imperfect proposition, at best.  Data management has been surprisingly
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Tech Sgt. Wayne McNutt, National Air and Space Intelligence Center intelligence analyst (right), waits with his wife, Angela, before heading out on one of the group rides as part of Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Wright-Patterson holds annual Motorcycle Safety Day
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, -- Motorcycle riders of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have anopportunity to polish skills that laid dormant throughout the winter, meet local vendors and check off mandatory preseason/annual training at this year’s Motorcycle Safety Day. The event will be held on May 12, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
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Default Air Force Logo KC-46 Summit brings AF stakeholders together
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill – Air Force senior leaders and experts from the acquisition, sustainment, training, engineering, logistics and flying community, gathered in January to discuss the status of the KC-46 Pegasus program and synchronize efforts related to ensuring the successful fielding and operation of the aircraft. Brig. Gen. Duke
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