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  • AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosts astronauts testing in its facilities. In fact, it’s been since the 1960s.  But due in part to the relationship between the Air Force and NASA as well as the location and unique capabilities of the Defense Department’s only human-rated centrifuge, 10
  • AFRL aids NASA in lofty endeavor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ingenuity and collaboration were the keys to success as a group of Air Force Research Laboratory engineers took a series of tests to new heights.At the request of NASA, AFRL rapid-response Systems Support researchers delved into the realm of space to help determine the effects of unintended electrical arcing
  • AFRL engineer to receive 2019 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory senior systems engineer who has performed combat systems’ engineering, technology integration, and program management as a federal civil servant for the Air Force for eight years, following 30 years of flight operations as a military officer has been selected to receive one of
  • AFRL Fellows and Early Career Award recipients honored at awards banquet

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force is stimulating new thinking about future ways of warfighting and the answers to some of the most complex challenges are being provided by scientists and engineers from across AFRL.However, after 17 years of global conflict against other than near-peer adversaries, we are emerging from a period
  • Tactical training environment provides robust test capability for operators and technologists

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On October 23, the National Center for Medical Readiness received delivery of a Conex “hotel,” which includes three 12,000-pound structures, to be incorporated with future training and testing events taking place at the tactical training facility.The National Center for Medical Readiness, also known as NCMR
  • AFRL research leader honored posthumously by Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Katie Thorp, Ph.D. received the PRISM award posthumously from the Society of Women Engineers for her outstanding professional achievements, dedicated leadership and influential community service. A group including her husband, mother and several longtime colleagues attended the SWE Awards Ceremony in her
  • Wright-Pat supporting employees to excel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recognizes that in any organization a diverse workforce is vital to its success. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, employers acknowledge the positive impact a more diverse team can have. Ms. Anita Kerns, a financial specialist at the 711th Human Performance Wing is an
  • USAFSAM offers progressive fitness program to enhance physical performance and improve scores

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a 15-week progressive fitness program that can enhance overall physical performance and improve Air Force fitness assessment scores.    “This research was originally developed through exercise physiology
  • Gaming Research Integration for Learning Lab to bring STEM opportunities closer to students

    KETTERING, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory's Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory, or GRILL®, part of AFRL's 711th Human Performance Wing, will be getting a new home early next year, thanks to a 30,000 square foot renovation of unoccupied building space at the Dayton Regional STEM School on Woodman Road in Kettering.The
  • USAFSAM readies operational mental health care providers

    The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine has set up Air Force’s first operational training program for embedded mental health care providers and technicians, preparing them to join Integrated Operational Support teams.