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  • Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

    ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – The Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. Scientists with the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate recently entered into a Cooperative Research and Development – Material Transfer
  • WPAFB Educational Outreach Expands LEGACY

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Middle school, high school and college students near Eglin and Robins Air Force Base, as well as the United States Air Force Academy, will benefit from personalized, one-on-one training from leading professionals as Wright-Patt’s Educational Outreach office expands its Leadership, Experience, Growing,
  • Robotic wheelchair competition unleashes student creativity

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – AFRL researchers are looking to tap into the creativity of the next generation of researchers through a project that turns an ordinary motorized wheelchair into a robotic security guard.As part of the Robotic Sentry Challenge, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is asking enterprising students to
  • New wargame analysis tool will boost long-term mission success

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force is poised to improve warfighter success rates in long-term conflicts with new wargaming technology developed by a small business partner.With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Ohio-based Frontier Technology Inc. produced a
  • WPAFB Youth Center celebrates Pi Day with inaugural STEM event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Youth Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base celebrated theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day March 14 in a big way – with its first STEMfest 3.14. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For several
  • Armstrong a true pioneer of aviation medicine and fitting USAFSAM exemplar

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Maj. Gen. Harry Armstrong is a familiar name to those involved with aviation medicine and research, particularly in the military, thanks to a career dedicated to the improvement of flight safety. It makes sense, then, that he would somehow be affiliated with the United States Air Force School of Aerospace
  • New corrosion evaluation system makes “sense” for Air Force

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount to transition success. This is particularly important to scientists working to develop new, high performance Air Force coating
  • AFRL researchers push limits in high-temperature, polymer additive manufacturing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are “turning up the heat” in the field of polymer additive manufacturing.In conjunction with researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and the University of Louisville, the team successfully printed the
  • WPAFB Educational Outreach Office holds STEM job shadow day

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Junior and Senior High School students from all over the region came to Wright-Patterson AFB March 9 to explore various opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career fields.The Educational Outreach Office at Wright-Patterson AFB has been hosting a STEM Job Shadowing Day twice a
  • AFRL Commander’s Challenge: competition drives spirit of innovation

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama - Teams from Air Force Materiel Command bases around the country came together to answer the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge--precision, austere resupply. Move 50 pounds of supplies 30 miles and deliver them to a 20 X 20 foot drop zone.“So, the idea is you’re 30 miles away … you’re in a combat zone,