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  • Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Military service often requires duty in noisy environments that can cause hearing loss and it doesn’t just happen during combat operations at deployed locations far from home station.From flight line operations to firearms qualification ranges, aircraft maintenance back shops, vehicle repair shops, civil
  • AFRL-led patches make ‘sense’ of sweat

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a sweaty project, but the sweat is worth the effort for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory working to better understand the links between materials, technology and warfighter performance.Born out of an AFRL and industry collaboration within the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, a wearable
  • Safety perspective has allowed Human Systems Integration program to thrive

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- When Maj. Shawnee Williams arrived at the Human Systems Integration Directorate, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here, she found herself in unfamiliar territory and facing an operationally misunderstood program. So she looked at the programmatics of her division through a
  • WPAFB Youth Center celebrates Pi Day with inaugural STEM event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Youth Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base celebrated theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day March 14 in a big way – with its first STEMfest 3.14. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For several
  • Armstrong a true pioneer of aviation medicine and fitting USAFSAM exemplar

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Maj. Gen. Harry Armstrong is a familiar name to those involved with aviation medicine and research, particularly in the military, thanks to a career dedicated to the improvement of flight safety. It makes sense, then, that he would somehow be affiliated with the United States Air Force School of Aerospace
  • USAFSAM training allows others to follow in footsteps of legendary WWII flight nurse

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One of the most celebrated flight nurses of World War II, 1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz flew 196 missions and evacuated more than 3,500 soldiers.Lutz enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps on Feb. 10, 1942, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After volunteering for and completing a rigorous training program, Lutz
  • USAFSAM, 88 FSS first in DOD to use injury and human performance prediction equipment

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is the first research facility in the Department of Defense to use new Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomarkerless technology to predict injuries before they happen, allowing for intervention to prevent injuries and improve recovery rates.The
  • USAFSAM kicks-off centennial celebration; honors rich legacy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One hundred years ago, on January 19, 1918, the U.S. Army Air Service formally chartered the Medical Research Laboratory at Hazelhurst Field on Long Island, New York. Over the course of a century, that Lab became what is today the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force
  • Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton accepts MV-22 Osprey for research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Naval Medical Research Unit of Dayton (NAMRU-D) accepted Aircraft 24, a decommissioned Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, for aerospace medicine research on Dec. 19.  "The MV-22 will be used to conduct static aerospace medical research in an effort to provide solutions toward preventing
  • AFRL researcher climbs Mt. Aconcagua for science

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research engineering psychologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory here began his ascent of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, Dec. 8 in efforts to gather data on the potential military use of altitude tents as well as the effects of altitude on cognition. Kevin Schmidt, along with