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Default Air Force Logo AFMC leaders craft new command vision and goals, strive for more agility, cost effectiveness
A revised vision statement and updated goals reinforce Air Force Materiel Command's continuous push to find more ways to be agile and cost effective in providing war-winning support to the warfighter. Commanders, other senior leaders and even key community leaders from across the command gathered at AFMC Headquarters March 7-9 to refocus the command's current strategic plan that is a year old and must keep pace with rapidly changing technologies and world events.
0 3/16
2017
Dr. Zachary Farrell, a research scientist with UES in the Nanoelectronics Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, examines liquid metal nanoparticles following ultra-sonication. Researchers here are exploring new potential applications for liquid metals by examining their microscopic properties. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Marisa Alia-Novobilski)

Researchers turn to liquid metals for agile electronics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Self-healing electronics, antennas that can change shape and function with the flick of a switch and clothing woven with conductive threads able to electrically connect devices may seem like science fiction fodder. But, for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, these concepts are much closer to
0 2/08
2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – 1st. Lt. Jason Goins, a materials research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, shows a prototype of a new flexible body armor plate. The design makes the use of a ceramic ball matrix encapsulated in foam material, which is then backed with multiple layers of polyethylene sheets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Novobilski/released)

Flexing in the line of fire: lightweight, flexible body armor for the force of the future
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy—today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor—the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets-- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator
0 10/14
2016
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