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  • "For the safety of our pilots:" AFRL hosts event aimed at fielding physiological sensors

    DAYTON, Ohio – The inaugural Physiological Episodes Mitigation Technology Summit and Industry Day, hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, was held Dec. 17-18 at the Wright Brothers Institute’s Small Business Hub downtown.The event brought in over 150 participants from the Air Force, Navy and industry, all with
  • USAFSAM operates only device for potential pilot height waiver

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here operates the only official anthropometric device accepted by the USAF to determine precise measurements of pilot candidates who do not meet the standard height requirements to become pilots.Medical flight standards experts in the schoolhouse, part
  • AFRL, AFLCMC respond to warfighter request for assistance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory continues to provide U.S. Air Force combat aviators with specialized research and partner with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to provide technical support when called upon by the nation’s warfighters.Earlier this year, the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base,
  • AFRL demonstrates LVC capabilities during Red Flag-Rescue visit

    FAIRBORN, Ohio – A team from Red Flag-Rescue had the opportunity to watch a demonstration of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s live virtual constructive training capabilities at the National Center for Medical Readiness in Fairborn, Ohio, Nov. 14. Under Detachment 1 of the 414th Combat Training Squadron, Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of
  • AFRL honors scientists and engineers for exceptional career achievements

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory will honor 21 scientists and engineers Nov. 13 for their outstanding career accomplishments during the laboratory’s 2019 Fellows and Science and Engineering Early Career Awards Banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This group, which is the largest in
  • Head of Air Combat Command tours AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What kind of emerging, game-changing technologies are being developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory that are vital for meeting our warfighters’ needs?That’s what Gen. James M. “Mike” Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, wanted to know during a recent visit here. With AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William
  • Aspiring Air Force pilots: Don’t let height standards get in the way

    Those who aspire to one day become a U.S. Air Force aviator must first meet several requirements, including height, before they are considered for pilot training. For those who fall outside of the Air Force’s height requirements, height waivers are available.
  • Safe from sound? AFRL experts collect data inside hardened aircraft shelters around the world

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Acoustics researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing are collecting and delivering acoustics data from hardened aircraft shelters around the world—data that customers can then use to certify that F-35 fast-jet airframes and the personnel working inside are safe.Hardened
  • National Commission on Military Aviation Safety studies man-machine-environment interface during Wright-Patterson visit

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety visited Wright-Patterson Sept. 11-12 in their effort to understand the man, machine and environment interface and its impact on safety in military aviation operations.During their visit, the commissioners received briefings and tours at the Air Force
  • AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit (SHARK) to U.S. Air Force instructors at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland Camp Bullis, a 28,000-acre site in Texas, used to train Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE)
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