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Default Air Force Logo Education and Training Flight highlights fall class offerings
The Base Education and Training Flight here is offering a number of fall classes for the Wright-Patt community. Most classes are no-cost and are open to all Wright-Patterson employees, both military and civilian. Class sessions are held at the Education and Training Flight in Bldg. 50, Area B. "Our professionally presented classes rival or exceed
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2007
A Marine Corps MV-22 demonstrates extreme brownout conditions during recent testing at the Army Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona (photo by Walt Harrington). AFRL Develops Partial Solution to Helicopter Brownout
At the request of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), an AFRL rapid reaction team successfully integrated and tested a science and technology (S&T) solution to helicopter brownout, a problem that occurs during takeoffs and landings performed in the dry, dusty conditions of the desert and similarly arid environments. The blowing sand and
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2007
The intelligent agent architecture connects inspection process data to a turbine disk inspection improvement system. AFRL Initiates Transfer of Engine Data Mining Software
AFRL engineers collaborated with data management company Info Scribe Technology Laboratory (ISTL), Inc., to acquire a software package for assisting the management of inspection data. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, purchased the intelligent agent architecture (IAA) software to gain the capability
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2007
Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie Wins Flemming Award
Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie, of AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate, was named a recipient of the 58th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award in the Administrative category. Lt. Col. Savoie is chief both of AFRL's Fatigue Countermeasures Branch, located at Brooks City-Base, Texas, and of AFRL's Aircrew and Protection Branch, Wright-Patterson Air
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2007
Aerogel-filled carbon foam TPS (thermal protection system) component during testing AFRL Tests Aerogel-Filled Carbon Foam TPS Concept
AFRL researchers recently used the lab's Structural Test Facility to complete successful testing of an advanced aerogelfilled carbon foam and oxidation-resistant composite structural shell thermal protection system (TPS) component. AFRL is completing this interdisciplinary development effort under contract to Ultramet (Pacoima, California). The
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2007
Major General Ted F. Bowlds, AFRL commander, signs an agreement between  AFRL and the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory as Mr. Jack Blackhurst, technical advisor, AFRL Plans and Programs Office; Dr. Al Sattelberger, Argonne’s interim associate laboratory director for applied science and technology; and Dr. Sandra Biedron, director of Argonne’s Department of Defense Project Office, look on (photo by George Joch). AFRL and Argonne National Lab Team Up to Leverage Resources
Major General Ted F. Bowlds, AFRL commander, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with officials from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that promises to save taxpayer dollars and speed the delivery of technological advances to American military forces. The new relationship between AFRL and Argonne will provide an
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2007
Visualization of the uptake of manganese nanoparticles in cultured PC-12 cells AFRL Researchers Study Biological Interaction of Nanomaterials to Enhance Force Protection
Thanks to in-house funding, Air Force Research Laboratory scientists are accomplishing a multitude of nanotechnology research projects geared towards investigating the biological interactions of engineered nanomaterials, including potential toxicities arising from the physicochemical properties uniquely associated with nanoscale structures. This
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2007
A brilliant flash of green laser light illuminates Air Force Second Lieutenant Paul LaTour during a simulated landing in a Boeing 737 flight simulator at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (photo by Mr. John Schutte, AFRL Human Effectiveness Directorate). AFRL and FAA Engineers Work to Keep Aircrews Safe From Lasers
Engineers from Air Force Research Laboratory and the Federal Aviation Administration are collaborating to improve aircrew safety in situations where lasers are carelessly or maliciously pointed at aircraft. A team of optics, human factors, and computer specialists is quietly laying the groundwork for this unique research project. The fruit of their
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2007
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) technician Paul Schley fits miniature microphones in the ears of test subject Beth Greschner, also of GDAIS.  The microphones record sound levels equivalent to those experienced by astronauts during space shuttle liftoff (photo by Chris Gulliford, AFRL Human Effectiveness Directorate). AFRL Tests Next-Generation NASA Communications System
Air Force Research Laboratory engineers are testing a next-generation hearing protection and communications system for astronauts. The new system is designed for use inside the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's advanced crew escape suit during the remaining space shuttle missions. During liftoff, astronauts in the shuttle crew
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Default Air Force Logo Wright-Patterson announces Retiree Appreciation Day
The Retiree Activities Office here will host a Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 25 at the Wright-Patterson Club and Banquet Center. The event is open to all military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers throughout the greater Miami Valley served by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, said project officer retired Col. Paul Moore, project
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2007
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