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Staff Sgt. Barbara Rucker, an instructor in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine's Occupational and Environmental Health Department, presents a portion of her team's lesson to the judges at the third annual SAM-Tastic instructional excellence competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Snedigar) USAFSAM instructors shine at annual competition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Instructors at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine are not afraid of a little friendly competition. The school, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, recently held its third annual SAM-Tastic instructional excellence competition.“The goal is to
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force technology poised to dramatically improve civilian emergency management operations
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Behind the scenes at a training exercise several years ago, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) asked air combat commanders to outline their biggest challenges. By far, commanders expressed the most concern over confusion caused by large amounts of radio traffic. During intense
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2016
Col. Kirk Winger, 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, holds a CamelBak® hydration system used in rucksacks and a powder supplement. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) USAFSAM team to collaborate, test supplement for special tactics Airmen
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An exercise physiology research team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here is collaborating with the MusclePharm Sports Science Institute to test a powder supplement specially formulated for special tactics Airmen.Through a cooperative research and development agreement initiated in
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Ohio State athlete Craig Fada performs an OmegaWave heart rate variability and central nervous system test as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Ohio State University. This test is used to personalize recovery. (Photo Courtesy of the Ohio State University) Air Force Partners with OSU for Evaluation of Stress, Development of Recovery Methods
WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  - The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Ohio State University.Special Operations units in the Department of Defense are elite, both physically and mentally, due to the training they endure.  Since Special Operations
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Default Air Force Logo 711th Human Performance Wing helping to transform Periodic Health Assessment process
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In September, the Department of Defense released updated Tri-Service Periodic Health Assessment Program guidance, via a new instruction. The 711th Human Performance Wing’s Human Systems Integration Directorate -- part of the Air Force Research Laboratory -- is the Air Force facilitator for the roll-out of
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A bioenvironmental engineering Airman analyzes a sample as part of the Individual Proficiency Analytical Testing program. I-PAT is part of the 711th Human Performance Wing’s United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and tests the proficiency and preparedness of more than 1,400 BE Airmen worldwide to detect, respond to and effectively perform mission-critical health risk assessments on analytes of question in an occupational or unknown environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kim Bowden) Proficiency Analytical Testing overhauled by USAFSAM experts
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In the past two years, the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine -- part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing -- has overhauled the bioenvironmental engineering Proficiency Analytical Testing Program, resulting in a program capable of meeting the operational
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Default Air Force Logo USAFSAM’s Public Health Report helps achieve surgeon general’s vision
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s vision is that the Air Force Medical Service supported population is “the healthiest and highest performing segment of the United States by 2025.” The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine -- part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human
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2016
The second annual AFRL Inspire event was held Oct. 26, 2016 at the Dayton Art Institute and was attended by nearly 500 research scientists and engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) AFRL scientists and engineers share inspiring achievements at Dayton Art Institute
DAYTON, Ohio – Nearly 500 research scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory gathered at the Dayton Art Institute Oct. 26 for the second annual AFRL Inspire event.Inspire is a series of talks that seek to energize current and future Air Force scientists and engineers. The event consisted of talks by AFRL researchers who have
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2016
Dr. Aurelie Soreefan, technical director of the Radioanalytical Laboratory at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, prepares a sample for automated fusion by stirring it with a special salt. The fusion technique is a fast, safe way to dissolve samples so they can be tested for radioactive materials. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Eldridge) USAFSAM pioneers radioactive sample testing technique
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Radioanalytical Laboratory at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here has revolutionized the way samples are dissolved to test for radioactive materials: by using automated fusion.The fusion technique is used to dissolve tough samples, usually soil containing refractory materials,
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Lt. Gen. (ret) Thomas W. Travis (left), who served as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, and Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, current Air Force Surgeon General, unveil a portrait of Travis to hang in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine during a ceremony here Oct. 24, 2016. The School -- part of the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing -- displays portraits of all past Air Force Surgeons General. Travis served in the role from July 2012 until June 2015, and also served as the School's commander from July 2001 to February 2003. "I'm very, very proud of my history with the School," Travis said at the ceremony, "during my times as a student, my time as commander and my time as the surgeon general. "The School has a bright future, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to accomplish their tremendous mission." (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Eldridge) USAFSAM unveils portrait of former surgeon general
Lt. Gen. (ret) Thomas W. Travis (left), who served as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, and Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, current Air Force Surgeon General, unveil a portrait of Travis to hang in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine during a ceremony here Oct. 24, 2016. The School -- part of the Air Force
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