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Marine Corps veteran and host of The History Channel's Mail Call, R. Lee Ermey (left) and Mr. Melvin Snyder, past commander of VFW Post 9550, inspect a portable lightweight battery developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory to reduce  weight borne by combat controllers in the field. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, AFRL/HE) AFRL combat communications technology impresses History Channel's "Gunney" Ermey
Stern-faced military character actor R. Lee Ermey, known to his fans simply as "Gunney," toured the Air Force Research Laboratory on April 24, witnessing first-hand how warfighting technology has advanced since his own tour of duty as a Marine Corps sergeant in Vietnam. Ermey was impressed with futuristic battlefield computer and communications
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Test subject Stephen J. Richard, deputy chief of the Defense Attaché System Air and Maritime, pilots a C-12 cockpit mock-up during an assessment of the aircraft’s Primary Flight References. Joint Cockpit Office researchers record data to ensure the information the pilot receives from the instruments is correct. Mission Accomplished for AFRL's Joint Cockpit Office
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Joint Cockpit Office (JCO) is expected to close this summer, having served for more than 12 years as a watchdog and advocate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for standardized military aircraft cockpit technology and symbology. The office was chartered in 1994 to help prevent overlapping research efforts by the
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Karen Katzenbach demonstrates a defensive move against an attacker, Brian Donovan, at the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator women’s self-defense class April 10 in the Wright Field Fitness Center, Area B. Participants got hands-on experience as they performed moves to prevent an assault.  (U.S. Air Force/Spencer P. Lane) SARC, Wingman Office delivers self-defense classes
The Wright-Patterson Sexual Assault Response Coordinator/ Wingman Office coordinated and delivered two self-defense classes April 10 and 12 to promote sexual assault awareness and prevention throughout the installation. The demonstrations conducted at the Wright Field Fitness Center were part of the on-going activities planned to support the cause
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Default Air Force Logo Base recognized as one 'Tree City'
Once again, Wright-Patterson AFB has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree City USA" community. This is the 10th time the base has earned the award. In order to earn the right to call itself a "Tree City USA" community, the base had to meet four criteria: maintain a tree board or department, have a tree care ordinance,
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HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Army Spc. Thomas Lewis listens as Bill Wright, president of the Huber Heights Senior Citizens Center, describes the crafting of his eagle-headed cane.  (U.S. Air Force/Spencer P. Lane) Injured Army specialist receives cane from local carvers
An Army specialist who is undergoing physical therapy three days a week at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center received a custom-made, eagle-head cane from a team of a dozen woodcarvers April 12 at the Huber Heights Senior Citizens Center. Army Specialist Thomas Lewis of Miamisburg accepted the cane from Bill Wright, president of the Huber Heights
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Life Scout Andrew LaRochelle was one of nine individual and one group Angel Award recipients honored at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base April 17 for their volunteer efforts.  Presenting the Angel Award is Col. Albert Zelenak, 88th Mission Support Group commander. LaRochelle raised over $5,000 and organized 40 volunteers for a Build-a-Bear project for children of deploying base servicemembers.  (U.S. Air Force/Tom Lewis).
'Angels' awarded for community service
Members of Wright-Patterson recognized outstanding volunteers in the base community April 17 during Angel Awards ceremony in the grand ballroom of the Wright-Patterson Club. This event is conducted annually to recognize outstanding volunteers in the base community. A total of 40 individuals and two teams were nominated this year. Criteria for
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Default Air Force Logo Wright-Patterson faces budget shortfall
The imperative to recapitalize and modernize the Air Force is about to directly impact many Airmen, civilian employees and their families at Wright-Patterson AFB. That's what Col. Colleen Ryan, 88th Air Base Wing commander, told men and women assembled during commander's call sessions this week. Her stated objective was to highlight the scope of
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Default Air Force Logo Engineers Deploy Robot for Support
Two engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom to provide robotic system support. Air Force officials requested in-country support for the Mine Area Clearance Equipment, a robotic mine clearing system based on the Danish Hydrema mine flail. Mr. William Lewis, the
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2007
In the largest military cohort study ever, at least 140,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are participating in a 21-year study that began in 2001 and ends in 2022. AFRL researcher helps lead largest military health study
More than 300,000 active duty and retired service men and women will receive a valuable document soon--not of financial worth but which could be a key to optimized performance and improved health and longevity for the nation's military personnel. The Millennium Cohort Study survey form will ask each person to voluntarily respond to about 24 pages
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Default Air Force Logo Budget constraints force closure of AFMC CAP office
As the Air Force continues funding two of its priorities -- waging and winning the Global War on Terror as well as recapitalizing and modernizing its aging air and space force -- budget constraints affect decisions made by senior officials. In a move that will save Air Force Materiel Command approximately $500,000 annually, AFMC is discontinuing
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