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Default Air Force Logo Techniques for Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Polymer Photonic Crystals Created
Omega Optics Inc. and EM Photonics Inc., under Small Business Innovation Research contracts with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate's Survivability and Sensor Materials Division and Nonmetallic Materials Division have successfully developed fabrication processes for constructing three-dimensional polymeric
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Key Spouses, caring 'wingmen' watch out for families of deployed Airmen
Newly promoted Staff Sgt. Augustina Mushale is a medical technician in the 88th Medical Operations Squadron's intensive care unit. She's also a volunteer in the Key Spouse program at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center and in that capacity makes monthly calls or visits members of the families of deployed spouses to tell them of helping resources,
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2007
Jolene Smith donated a kidney five years ago after reading information on an organ donation Web site. Now, the non-appropriated funds analyst with the 88th Comptroller Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio says she is happy with her decision and claims to have two families: her immediate family and her
kidney family. (Spencer P. Lane/U.S. Air Force) Base employee looks back on kidney donation five years later
Five years ago, Jolene Smith came across an organ donation Web site and, inspired by it, said she willing donated one of her kidneys. She shared some memories of that event in recognition of April's designation of "Donate Life Month." Today, a non-appropriated funds analyst in the 88th Comptroller Squadron, Ms. Smith said that she had felt the need
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2007
A total of 85 members from Wright-Patterson AFB hold the American flag during the singing of the national anthem April 2 at the Cincinnati Reds-Chicago Cubs opening day baseball game. The capacity crowd gave Team Wright-Patt a loud and long ovation when they were introduced. Four F-16 jets from the 178th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard in Springfield, Ohio performed a flyover during pre-game festivities. (U.S. Air Force/Kristie Blakley) Wright-Patt's own take part in Reds' opening day festivities
Clear skies, bright sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s provided the perfect backdrop April 2 for 85 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base members who helped commemorate and participate in opening day festivities at the Cincinnati Reds baseball game at the Great American Ball Park. During the historic and celebrated traditions of baseball's oldest
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Generals to address AFA Conference
The Air Force Materiel Command commander and surgeon general of the Air Force are among confirmed speakers at the 2007 Air Force Assocation State Aerospace Conference, Convention and Aerospace Workshop April 20-21 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center here. Gen. Bruce Carlson will open the first day of the conference with an update on Air Force
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2007
The commander of AFRL, Maj. Gen. Ted Bowlds and director of ORNL, Jeff Wadsworth signed the Memorandum of Understanding March 23 and expect the agreement to improve the cost, schedule and performance goals associated with developing critical technologies for the nation through the coordination of related efforts and information exchanges. Labs agreement leverages R&D capabilities
Air Force Research Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory officials signed a memorandum of understanding March 23 to begin cooperation in exchanging technical requirements and science and technology information with the goal to leverage program development between the two national labs. The commander of AFRL, Maj. Gen. Ted Bowlds and director
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2007
Default Air Force Logo AFRL scientist earns prestigious award
Dr. Deborah Grismer, from the Air Force Research Laboratory, has earned the 2007 Federal Women's History Month Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award. Dr. Grismer was presented the award at a ceremony held March 21 at the Women in Military Services for America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The STEM Role Model Award is
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2007
First Lt. Dan Montes, Air Force Research Laboratory, prepares to touch down on the Emerald Coast landing zone of Noriega Point at Destin Harbor after leaping from the bomb bay of a B-17 Flying Fortress named "Nine-O-Nine." The fully-restored vintage aircraft is named by the Collings Foundation in honor of a 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron plane of the same name which completed 140 missions without an abort or loss of a crewman. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Dan Montes) AFRL Lieutenant experiences 'living history' with B-17 skydive
A U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Flying Fortress that dropped seeds of war over Germany during World War II, dropped a different payload March 3 over the beaches of the Emerald Coast - to include an Air Force lieutenant who wanted to relive history. During World War II, B-17 Flying Fortresses dropped more than 500,000 tons of bombs out their bomb bays
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2007
Technician Paul Schley of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) installs miniature microphones in the ears of test subject Beth Greschner, also of GDAIS. The microphones record sound equivalent to what an astronaut would hear at liftoff of the space shuttle. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, AFRL/HE) AFRL tests next-generation NASA communications system
Engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL/HE) are testing a next-generation hearing protection and communications system for astronauts, designed for use inside NASA's advanced crew escape suit (ACES) during the remaining space shuttle missions. NASA's upgraded technology and AFRL/HE's related assessment
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2007
Emissions testing on a TF33 engine Alternative Jet Fuel Reduces Aircraft Engine Emissions
AFRL researchers completed successful engine emissions tests to support the Department of Defense Assured Fuels Initiative, an effort geared towards securing domestic fuel sources to meet the military's energy needs. To assess the performance of a manned Air Force aircraft running on alternative jet fuel, the research team measured the particulate
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2007
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