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  • Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will retire from the Air Force following 40 years of service in September. As only the third female to attain the rank of 4-star general in the history of the Air Force, Pawlikowski’s career was marked by extraordinary achievements across the science and engineering domains. This article highlights a number of AFMC accomplishments during Pawlikowski's tenure and concludes with a brief look at her career highlights.
  • Only DOD human-rated centrifuge gains full operational capability

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 2 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here to celebrate the full operational capability, or F.O.C., of the only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense.The equipment allows students to experience up to 9 Gs, or nine times the
  • “School of Air Evacuation” celebrates 75th anniversary

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The School of Air Evacuation marked its 75th anniversary Aug. 2 and 3 at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing.The two-day event -- part of USAFSAM’s larger centennial celebration -- honored the past, present, and
  • Air Force scientists study artificial silk for body armor, parachutes

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Who doesn’t like to feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer? Inspired by the qualities of fibers found in nature, scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Purdue University are experimenting to develop a functional fiber that can be woven into sizeable, flexible fabrics using existing
  • USAFSAM instructors bring experience to classroom, ready Airmen to battlefield

    Deployed experience, subject expertise, and a passion to share lessons learned make instructors at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine a vital part of medical readiness, equipping Airmen with the skills to be successful. Celebrating its 100th year, USAFSAM is the leading platform for education, training, and research in aerospace and operational medicine.
  • Air Camp: An intro into aviation like no other

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Young minds experience a summer camp program unlike any other. From across the United States, 150 kids participated in interesting and hands on activities here on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as part of the Air Camp program.For a week, children in groups of about 50 were able to visit locations on base
  • Louis Bauer exemplar among exemplars at USAFSAM

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Because of its 100-year history, the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine has connections to a tremendous number of notable people. Few advanced early aviation medicine, however, like Maj. (Dr.) Louis H. Bauer.From 1919 until 1925, Bauer served as the first commandant of USAFSAM in its
  • AFRL, IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic super computer

    ROME RESEARCH LABS, New York – The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with IBM, unveiled the world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic super computer July 19, dubbed Blue Raven, at AFRL's Information Directorate Advanced Computing Applications Lab in Rome, New York. Today, challenges exist in the mobile and autonomous realms due to
  • 2nd annual event celebrates Wright-Patt interns, summer hires, 2nd lieutenants

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Hundreds of interns and summer hires working across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are invited to be honored July 26 from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 2nd annual Interns and 2nd Lieutenants Picnic to be held at Bass Lake. The work of hundreds of young people assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, Air
  • Environmental sensing platform offers added protection against corrosion

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – AFRL is developing an innovative new tool to more effectively manage aircraft corrosion.Researchers from the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are developing and testing a device that could help pre-emptively predict corrosive environmental conditions before they can start causing damage to
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