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  • Dayton Students Benefit from AFRL and Dayton Regional STEM Center Collaboration

    In the summer of 2011, the Dayton Regional STEM Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) embarked on a collaboration to develop modeling and simulation courses for Dayton regional schools. Air Force Colonel John Franz of AFRL and Major General Ed Mechenbier were the leading initiators of the collaboration, citing the necessity to teach
  • Without "To the Colors", saluting not necessary during Reveille

    Recently Wright-Patterson AFB changed its morning routine of playing "To the Colors" immediately following Reveille. This change caused a little confusion and I'd like to clarify.Reveille is a traditional bugle call song that was originally meant for roll call and a way to start the duty day. According to regulation, if there isn't a 24 hour flag
  • AFRL plays major role in historic near-space jump

    For more than nine minutes Oct. 14, an international audience watched as Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner egressed from a capsule 128,000 feet above the earth and fell toward the planet reaching speeds of 834 miles per hour, to become the first person to break the sound barrier outside a vehicle. When Baumgartner safely touched down 33 miles
  • 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics Supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research

    Physicist David Wineland of the National Institute for Standards and Technology, and a lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics, October 9, with French physicist Serge Haroche, a research professor at the College de France, for inventing methods to peer into the world of individual quantum particles, work
  • AFRL officer creates free iPhone deployment app

    The Apple Corp. now features a free application that an Air Force Research Laboratory officer created in his spare time. The app, called "iDeploy" and available through iTunes, serves family, friends and military members as a deployment countdown timer for iPhones, iPads and iPods. Maj. Torrey Wagner, of AFRL's Laser Division, developed the
  • How a Behavioral Scientist Impacted the Operational USAF in Afghanistan

    Lieutenant Colonel Alex Barelka, PhD of the 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division (RHX), began a six-month deployment to Afghanistan last November to serve as Chief of Assessment for Strategic Communications. During his deployment, Barelka and a team of sociologists, political
  • 711th Human Performance Wing Researchers Awarded at MHSRS

    The Military Health System Research Symposium, MHSRS, is an annual event held for military personnel to distribute and discuss scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS also seeks to provide an avenue for planning and developing future research centered on optimizing care for the Uniformed Services in
  • X-51A flight ends prematurely

    The X-51A Waverider successfully launched from an Air Force B-52 bomber over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range Aug. 14 at approximately 11:36 a.m. PST.The X-51 safely separated from the B-52 and the rocket booster fired as planned. However after 16 seconds, a fault was identified with one of the cruiser control fins. Once the X-51
  • Air Force Funded Research and the Higgs Boson

    On 4 July, scientists at Geneva-based CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced they had found the Higgs boson, or something significantly like the Higgs boson. This piece of subatomic matter, dubbed the "God Particle," in physicist Leon Lederman's 1993 book of the same name, has been hunted since the early 1970s, but
  • Air Force hosts noted directed energy scientist at anniversary celebration

    On July 18, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by noted directed energy researcher Dr. Edl Schamiloglu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Schamiloglu's presentation was part of a continuing series of events planned throughout the