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  • Air Force hosts noted physicist at anniversary celebration

    On Oct. 26, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by noted physicist Dr. Robert L. Byer from Stanford University. Dr. Byer's presentation was the first of several activities planned throughout the coming year as part of AFOSR's 60th anniversary celebration. In keeping with the AFOSR's anniversary
  • AFRL Director speaks at DESS

    The Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium was held on October 24th, at Wright State University Student Center. The annual DESS is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and features 100's of technical presentations, from a broad range of engineering and science disciplines. The annual event is a forum for students, engineers and
  • USAFSAM flag pole dedication

    Faculty and students from the 711th Human Performance Wing's United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) gathered on a blustery, rainy morning to dedicate the flag pole on the north side of building 840. The dedication ceremony took place during reveille on Wednesday, October 20, 2011. This is the second official flag pole within
  • Former astronaut visits 711 Human Performance Wing

    During a visit to the 711th Human Performance Wing, former astronaut Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas P. Stafford took time to inspect the helmet assembly for Apollo missions that was recently found in Bldg. 248. General Stafford, who flew into space four times, confirmed that the clear bubble helmet was used for most phases of the mission, while the visor
  • AFRL develops 'snubber' to prevent engine damage

    An innovative solution from the Air Force Research Laboratory is expected to save the Air Force upwards of $40 million.The $35 "snubber" developed by the Propulsion Directorate is a vibration damper that will prevent cracks in the J-seal on the F119 engine's inlet case, a spoked, ring-like device that helps control the air going into the engine.
  • Flying on the Wings of Laureates

    The United States Air Force has a lot more in common with the Nobel awards than most people realize.One of the most highly coveted and recognized awards, the Nobel Prize recognizes those who contribute significant achievements in the areas of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and the economic sciences. Beginning in
  • Painting at the Atomic Level

    We are all familiar with what is required to paint a room: paint rollers, brushes, drop cloths, etc. But have you given thought to what is required to paint at the atomic level--a layer of "paint" that is one atom thick? That is what Steven M. George, a professor of chemistry and chemical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, does.
  • Summer Interns Enhance 711 HPW Scientific Research Efforts

    For most college students, summertime is for putting away the books, while also putting away money toward next year's tuition. But for the student interns at Wright-Patterson AFB, June through August provides the opportunity to apply classroom academics to real-world research projects that expand the Air Force's scientific capabilities.Two such
  • Human Performance Wing Wins Air Force SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year Award

    The 711th Human Performance Wing has won the United States Air Force SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year Award. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Former Air Force Surgeon General challenges the 711th Human Performance Wing to help change the Air Force

    The former Surgeon General of the United States Air Force challenged researchers and other personnel with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) to be forces for change in the Air Force.Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul Carlton, M.D., Director of the Office of Innovation and Preparedness at the Texas A&M