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  • New STEM school could benefit Air Force mission

    When the Ohio Board of Regents awarded $600,000 in state funds Feb. 15 to Dayton to develop a special school aimed at educating tomorrow's high-tech workers, the Air Force Research Laboratory was one step closer to being a direct beneficiary of the schools' graduates. Students attending the new STEM school, which is projected to open in 2009, will
  • Air Force contracting executive to lead new human performance wing

    Air Force officials announced today that Thomas S. Wells, a member of the federal Senior Executive Service, will lead the new 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Wells comes to the new wing after serving first as deputy director, then director, of contracting at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command since November
  • Wright-Patt nursing team studies use of human patient simulator for wartime training

    A Wright-Patterson nurse training team, under the supervision of Col. Debra Doty, 88 MDG Chief Nurse, is conducting a study titled Operation Healthcare: Ready to Care for Our Warriors. The Wright-Patterson Team was selected for the study by Dr. (Col.) Elizabeth Bridges, USAFR NC, PhD, RN of the University of Washington School of Nursing, the
  • Columbus man loses 120 pounds to join Air Force

    For as long as he can remember, Daniel Kuertz said he has admired the uniformed Airmen in his community of Columbus, Ohio. As he grew into a young man, Kuertz said joining the Air Force was a logical conclusion, considering many people in his family served in the military, including his father, Greg Kuertz. The problem: While weighing 320 pounds
  • AFOSR Continues History of Success with NDSEG Fellowship Program

    As part of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) prepares for the 2008 application review meeting, which will take place February 15-17 in Arlington, Va. NDSEG is a Department of Defense (DoD) fellowship program that funds graduate students to improve our
  • Afghans complete advanced medical training

    Less than a month after a basic Emergency Medical Technician training class graduated here, seven more Afghan men entered the medical career field after graduating from a nursing school program facilitated by the joint Air Force and Army Provincial Reconstruction Team here. The 12-month training program teaches students the basics of nursing:
  • AFRL engineers support mobile inspection system evaluation

    Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineers traveled to Alaska to help evaluate a system designed to reduce the danger military personnel face while performing under-vehicle searches for explosives."This system helps ensure the safety of military personnel by allowing a safe distance between the vehicles being
  • AFRL coating named one of 100 most significant technologies

    An environmentally safe corrosion control coating for aluminum aircraft surfaces and structures developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Rolla, Boeing Phantom Works, Deft Coatings and Warner-Robins Air Force Base Air Logistics Center, has been named one
  • AFRL develops lightweight next generation airfield matting system

    Engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, working with Webcore Technologies, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, have made significant advancements developing a super-strong, lightweight composite airfield matting that speeds-up forward aircraft deployments, expands parking space, and reduces costs. The new, next
  • AFRL Develops Friend-Versus-Foe Identification System

    AFRL researchers developed a technology that helps warfighters distinguish friendly forces from adversaries during combat exercises. The lab teamed with Lumitex, Inc., to create and field the Target Recognition Operator Notification system, which has the potential to save lives and increase combat effectiveness. Dubbed TRON for short, the