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Researchers at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed a novel, lightweight artificial hair sensor that mimics those used by natural fliers—like bats and crickets—by using carbon nanotube forests grown inside glass fiber capillaries. The hairs are sensitive to air flow changes during flight, enabling quick analysis and response by agile fliers. (Air Force courtesy photo). Bio-inspired: Crickets, bats inspire AFRL researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. An apple falling from a tree inspired Isaac Newton to define the laws of gravity. The burdock burrs clinging to the skin of his hunting dog lead to Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral’s invention of Velcro. The ability of the
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Students of Port St. Joe Middle School, in Port St. Joe, Florida were sponsored by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, to participate in a FIRST LEGO League program in Biloxi, Mississippi. The funds were provided by the Department of Defense and delivered through an educational partnership agreement with Gulf County School District. Photo courtesy of Gulf County School District. AFCEC uses technology transfer agreements to provide STEM materials to local schools
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, or AFCEC, has been working with Gulf County and Bay County school districts to advance science, technology, engineering and math programs and equipment for their students.Through educational partnership agreements, or EPA, with each district, AFCEC identified areas of need within
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Default Air Force Logo AFLCMC Office to host Air Force Symposium
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Operations Research Division will host the annual 2017 Air Force Operations Research Symposium at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Kenney Hall Auditorium May 10-11.The symposium will provide an opportunity for military and civilian analysts to exchange
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Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center Operations Analyst, 1st Lt. Kyle Palko, presents hardened electronic flight bag applications, submitted by private firms, to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Commander Lt. Gen. John Thompson and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein March 28, 2017. Also on hand are EFB PlugTest Program Manager Brittany Ridings and Master Sgt. Benjamin Lewis, Air Mobility Command loadmaster and EFB program expert. Goldfein toured the HCIC and underscored the importance of multi-domain connectivity during his March 28-30 tour of Hanscom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Herlihy)
 
Aircrew test secured Electronic Flight Bags at Hanscom
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Private industry is competing to provide aircrew with upgraded Electronic Flight Bag applications in a PlugTest event at the Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center. EFBs are used by aircrew to plan, execute and debrief flights. Applications on the tablets enable pilots and their crews to determine weather
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Default Air Force Logo AFIT offers new program to support the systems engineering acquisition workforce
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In October 2016, the Department of Systems Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology began offering a new program to support the systems engineering acquisition workforce.The new systems engineering certification program and a modified systems engineering master’s program focuses on
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Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to 50 Honor Society students from Baker Middle School in Fairborn April 26, 2017 during the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s observance of Arbor Day at the Wright Memorial, Area B. (Skywrighter photo/Amy Rollins) Wright-Patt celebrates wonder of trees for Arbor Day
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A champion of trees celebrating its 20-year status as a Tree City USA, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base did something natural in observance of Arbor Day 2017 – base personnel had a hand in planting a half dozen of them. Staff from the 88th Civil Engineer Group, Installation Management, Environmental Branch,
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Lt. Col. Ahmed Hassan of the Egyptian Air Force cooked five large pans of koshari by himself to serve at the International Fair April 25, 2017 at the International Spouses Group International Fair, held at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn. Christiane Avisaleh of Lebanon assisted. (Skywrighter photo/Amy Rollins) Culture, cuisine, costumes highlight annual International Fair
FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Hundreds of people from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community took a trip around the world April 25 during the annual International Fair, held at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn and organized by the International Spouses Group. The annual event celebrates the cultures, crafts, clothing, folklore and cuisine of many of the
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Senior Airman Danielle Woltman, medical administrator, Family Birthing Center, 88th Inpatient Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, volunteers to wheel herself around the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a Disability Awareness Day event April 27, 2017. (Skywrighter photo/Amy Rollins) Disability Awareness Day teaches inclusion, acceptance
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Building awareness of the challenges people with disabilities face was the purpose behind the fourth annual Disability Awareness Day event April 27 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Base volunteers simulated various disabilities while touring the museum, enabling them to experience the challenges
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Default Air Force Logo ACE course provides tools for success
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The team at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Acquisition Center of Excellence in partnership with the AFLCMC Contracting Directorate have developed a new training workshop designed to improve acquisition efficiency.The Technical Evaluation Negotiation Support workshop provides in depth, hands-on
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Jason Suter breaks a clay target at the Wright-Patterson AFB Rod & Gun Club shooting range April 12th.  Trap, skeet, archery available at WPAFB Shooting facility
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For anyone who enjoys archery, trap or skeet shooting, the Rod & Gun Club located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the place to go.Dale Schock is the gun club manager at the Rod and Gun Club and has many years of experience with shotguns to offer advice. “We provide community service, for shotgun club
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