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Lt. Col. Jonathan Ellis (center), Ophthalmology Branch manager of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, Dr. Steven Wright (right), optometrist and Scott Humphrey, cornea imaging technician, demonstrate their Pentacam cornea topography device used in pilot screenings and waiver recommendation cases. The device measures the entire cornea with precision, without contact in only a few seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Ophthalmology sets sights on flying mission
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the fourth part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. A link to all of the stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  For many who have had an eye exam, the puff of the glaucoma test is as familiar as a darkened room, letter
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Lt. Col. Kevin Heacock, Neuropsychiatry Branch chief of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, leads discussion on a medical waiver recommendation request case during a branch case review conference October 17. The Neuropsychiatry Branch reviewed 463 cases in 2016 with 80 percent of cases receiving recommendations for medical waivers. (Parts of documents are blurred to protect privacy) (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Neuropsychiatry helps aviators keep head in the game, stay in the fight
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the third part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part one is the ACS Overview and part two delves into how the ACS' Internal Medicine branch keeps Air Force aviators safely in the skies. A link to those stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON
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Lt. Col. Dara D. Regn, Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine branch chief, discusses a waiver recommendation case with a flight surgeon in the Residency in Aerospace Medicine program at Wright-Patterson October 5. Regn’s branch is currently reformatting their database of more than 1.2 million cardiology studies in order to enable more efficient data mining in what is believed to be the world’s largest database of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the second part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part three will delve into how the ACS' Neuropsychiatry Branch keeps aviators in the fight. Part one was an overview of the ACS.  A link to that story is below.WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The Aeromedical
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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