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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aeromedical Consultation Service Deputy Chief Dr. Daniel Van Syoc (left in blue) oversees a case review session with flight surgeons and other medical professionals, some of which are the world experts in their fields. The ACS has screened new pilots and made waiver recommendations for existing air crews since the early 1950s. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Aeromedical Consultation Service critical to “Fly, Fight, Win”
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the first part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part two delves into how the ACS' Internal Medicine branch keeps Air Force aviators safely in the skies. A link to that story appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –   Ever since humans took to flight, the unique
0 10/02
2017
Nandini Iyer, a research audiologist in the 711th Human Performance Wing, studies data in one of her laboratories. Research audiologist helps human performance team tackle complex sound environments
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The ability to hear and understand communication is crucial to military special operators and their missions, but sometimes due to the Air Force’s complex sound environments related to variables such as excessive noise or multiple talkers, this can be challenging. But in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s
0 9/27
2017
Biological Science presentation for ARAP Tri-Service effort leverages synthetic biology expertise to address future warfighter needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Taking advantage of Department of Defense research laboratory expertise in chemistry, biology, computer science and material science and engineering, a collaborative, $45 million tri-service effort is changing the way the DoD exploits biological systems to meet the unique needs and challenges of defense
0 9/27
2017
711th Human Performance Wing “Epi Lab” supports medical readiness of Airmen, families 711th Human Performance Wing “Epi Lab” supports medical readiness of Airmen, families
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 711th Human Performance Wing’s United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Public Health and Epidemiology Laboratory Service, also known as the ‘Epi Lab,’ is a Department of Defense reference laboratory offering clinical diagnostic, public health, and force health screening testing and
0 9/11
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Airman 1st Class Trevhonn Mincy (left) and Airman Robert Briones, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Crew Chiefs, prepare to launch an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 22, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Mincy and Briones were equipped with different instruments designed to test their oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, core body temperatures and the amount of volatile compounds present in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel) Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight
It was a regular day on the flightline. However, an intricate system of tubes and scientific instruments were woven and clipped to the maintainer’s uniforms. Ensuring a healthy environment is available for Airmen to perform their jobs is the first concern for the Air Force and could mean the difference between aircraft flying or static displays.
0 9/05
2017
711th Human Performance Wing shares Vigilant Spirit Control Station software AFRL shares UAV software to further research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 711th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate is using an information transfer agreement construct to provide commercial companies with access to its Vigilant Spirit Control Station software package, which allows operators to control multiple unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, at once. The
0 8/30
2017
The earliest days of what is now the 711th Human Performance Wing go back to 1918 when the U.S. Army Air Service formed the Medical Research Laboratory at Hazelhurst Field on Long Island, N.Y. Shown is a psychologic test from the early 1920s. (U.S. Air Force archive photo) 711th Human Performance Wing significant part of Research Lab's heritage
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory has a rich and complex heritage, celebrating 100 years of U.S. Air Force science and technology this year. At less than 10 years old, the Lab’s 711th Human Performance Wing is young -- but its mission is anything but.Today’s Wing comprises the Airman Systems Directorate, the
0 8/09
2017
Navy Lt. Todd Seech, an aerospace experimental psychologist with the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton, breathes through an oxygen mask in a reduced breathing environment used to examine the interaction of hypoxia and fatigue effects to determine the likelihood of mishaps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Ripple) Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton, 711th Human Performance Wing partner to combat physiological episodes during flight
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing have joined forces to respond to a number of instances where military pilots have experienced physiologic episodes such as “hypoxia-like” symptoms during flight.Together, the two organizations are
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AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William Cooley visits students at the Leadership, Experience, Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth Master Craftsman camp July 19, 2017. LEGACY is a new program created to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering and math and in turn become part of the Air Force workforce. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Kwame Acheampong) New AFRL pilot program to recruit and retain future engineers
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To diversify the workforce and replace employees nearing retirement in the Air Force, a new pilot program was developed to recruit young talent in the local area.   Leadership, Experience, Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth, LEGACY, is a new program that began in November 2016 and was created to spark
0 7/24
2017
Tech. Sgt. Marty Shorter, USAFSAM bioenvironmental engineering consultant, participates in a 711th Human Performance Wing research on heart rate. Shorter has on a wearable electronic device that monitors his heart rate while he trains. The wearable electronic device measures how his body adjusts to various intensity levels of cardio training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacey Geiger)  711th HPW recovery science team hopes to extend AF careers
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 7l1th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate is stepping into an area of science to find ways to improve not only Airmen’s physical training and performance, but also how they recover. After watching members of special operations train during a site visit, Dr. Josh Hagen, 711th HPW Airman
0 7/19
2017
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