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  • Columbus, Ohio selected to host Air Force Heritage Week

    Reaffirming its commitment to the commemoration of 60 years of air and space power, the United States Air Force announced Feb. 23 that Columbus, Ohio, has been selected as host for the nation's only Air Force Heritage Week in conjunction with The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends in September 2007. "Air Force Heritage Week will give the citizens of
  • BRAC reshaping local communities

    At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and across the nation, the military's transformation because of base realignment and closure changes are reshaping communities. The economic impact of BRAC decisions can be profound, which is why military leaders, government officials and business leaders are frequently gathering to discuss mission changes and
  • New survey aims to improve information delivery to Airmen

    The Secretary of the Air Force Office of Communication at the Pentagon has launched a study to find out how Airmen want to get information about the Air Force. A randomly selected group of Airmen and Air Force civilian employees will receive an e-mail invitation from Brig Gen Erv Lessel, Air Force Director of Communication, asking them to complete
  • AFRL Donates Advanced Surfaces Analysis System To Howard University

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has donated an advanced materials analysis system capable of analyzing the surface and in-depth composition of materials with precision accuracy to Howard University's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility. The system provides Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry capability
  • Air Force celebrates 60 years withTattoo

    The Air Force turns 60 this year and Dave Egner, director of Freedom's Call Air Force Materiel Command Tattoo, said he wants it to be a big bang. The June 29 show will open with both flyovers and fireworks. Mr. Egner said the theme for this year's Tattoo is "Heritage to Horizons." Both past and current airframes, musical presentations and
  • Base hosts annual National Prayer Luncheon

    More than 450 patrons counted their blessings and came together in prayer Wednesday at the National Prayer Luncheon held at the club, an annual event at Wright-Patterson AFB. The 88th Air Base Wing Chaplain Capt. Dwayne A. Jones opened the ceremonies and then provided the crowd with words of hope and wisdom. "Everyone needs to respect one another
  • Shooters strive for excellence

     Airmen from as far away as Keesler AFB, Miss., descended upon Wright-Patterson AFB's Combat Arms Facility Monday to compete for Excellence-in-Competition medals. The Air Force-wide event was an elementary level one, which meant that participants would fire M-16A2 rifles at targets 25 meters from the firing line. The total number of medals awarded
  • AFRL seeks improved rehab therapy for traumatic brain injuries

    When Dr. Catherine Harrison pitched her novel traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment methods to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center officials in Washington D. C. last fall, she was prepared for a bureaucratic shuffle. Instead, the reaction from DVBIC medical director Dr. Warren Lux not only surprised her but launched the Air Force Research
  • Adaptive optics research produces images superior to Hubble

    Using basic research funds from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, a team of astronomers and astrophysicists successfully demonstrated the capability to photograph faint stars in space, producing high-resolution digital photographs with 10 times the resolution of images produced by the Hubble telescope. The
  • AFRL-funded scientist maneuvers light on silicon

    Through its Small Business Technology Transfer program, AFRL funded a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Omega Optics ( Austin, Texas). The researchers invented and developed a compact silicon modulator. In effect, they developed a way to maneuver light on silicon--for decades a material considered unfavorable for