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  • Social Security tax collection to halt temporarily

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AOR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Paychecks of both military and civilian personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and throughout executive branch agencies will seem a little larger starting Sept. 15 and 18, respectively. The change is designed to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.That’s when deferment of the Social Security
  • 73rd ISRS activates, becomes part of U.S. Space Force

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force’s 18th Intelligence Squadron was deactivated then activated as the 73rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron, U.S. Space Force, during a ceremony held Sept. 3 in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Gallery.The 73 ISRS is one of the first ISR squadrons to support
  • AFRL’s Transformational Capabilities Office reaches Initial Operating Capability

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory Commander and Technology Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle announced Sep. 11 that the Transformational Capabilities Office, the group responsible for implementing the transformational component of the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy, has reached Initial
  • AFRL academic research partnership to investigate operational stressors on Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is partnering with Wright State University to better understand stressors that affect pilots and the impacts they have on the mission and well-being of Airmen.The two research partners recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to advance the development
  • Sharing connections to others is vital to suicide prevention

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Being connected to others and strengthening one’s personal resilience are key to preventing suicides, said the suicide prevention program manager at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Dr. Thomas Tirey Jr., who is also the base’s violence prevention integrator, pointed to a new campaign, “Connect to Protect.
  • Air Force, Navy accelerate Quantum Research with international virtual event

    Rome, N.Y. – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate is spearheading an international alliance of principal investigators across government, academia and industry to accelerate quantum enabling technologies.Innovare Advancement Center, a partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, New York
  • Wright Scholar Program a success despite COVID-19 pandemic

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program, now in its 19th year, successfully propelled 50 new student interns plus eight returning scholars through a summer of research opportunities and learning experiences, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.Ironically, this class of Wright Scholars
  • Air Force research team awarded patent for new tunable radio frequency filter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive device that requires much less power than current technology. As the Air Force moves to smaller, more “agile” flying vehicles such as hand-launched drones,
  • Air Force and Nano-Bio Materials Consortium announce RFP and pilot program for AFRL-Industry Partnerships

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with the governing council of the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), has approved a pilot program to enable AFRL researchers to partner with industry collaborators to address key capability and technology gaps in support of human performance monitoring and aeromedical
  • How the Air Force is making it easier for aircraft maintainers to see at night

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – We all know that working in the dark with insufficient lighting makes the task that much more cumbersome. Good quality lighting is critical for maintainers when repairing an aircraft on the flightline.The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 four-wheel diesel light carts that provide