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  • AFOSR awards grants to 42 scientists, engineers through Young Investigator Research Program

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, today announced it will award approximately $19.2 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 31 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program
  • AFRL, AFSOC launch palletized weapons from cargo plane

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Through a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Special Operations Command successfully released simulated palletized munitions, Jan. 28, 2020, from an MC-130J, a multi-mission, combat, transport and special operations tanker, in three airdrops at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.This
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates 10 year anniversary of X-51A flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates the tenth anniversary of the X-51A’s longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight, May 26, 2020.The flight, which occurred off the coast of California in 2010, highlighted the increasing capabilities of
  • AFRL quick-response testing aids COVID-19 medical transport

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Biodynamics team is playing a vital role in the COVID-19 relief effort through testing to enable the safe transport of individuals affected by infectious diseases and biological agents.At the request of Air Mobility Command, the team recently
  • AFRL addresses potential ventilator shortages in tech sprint

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During a six-day technology sprint, a team of engineers, scientists and medical researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory explored ways to address a potential shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event, hosted virtually by the Wright Brothers Institute, stemmed from a request made
  • May is Older Americans Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on April 30, 2020 affirming May as Older Americans Month, saying “Older Americans are cherished and invaluable members of our society”.According to a 2017 U.S. Department of Commerce survey, there are 9.2 million veterans aged 65 and older, and at
  • Combat Ready Airman program meets uniform and equipment needs for Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –The Air Force Materiel Command’s Combat Ready Airman (CRA) program strives to maximize full-spectrum readiness for Airmen Air Force-wide by providing and advocating for organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) needs.The CRA team said its mission is to develop, acquire, field and sustain safe,
  • AFMC preparing for next phase of COVID-19 operations

    As states across the U.S. begin to slowly reopen their economies, Air Force Materiel Command leaders are similarly readying to return to full mission capacity following major disruptions caused by COVID-19.The plan is for AFMC’s six centers and eight installations to reconstitute and begin to reopen installation services and to return many
  • AFRL announces Grand Challenges for biotechnology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory announced its three Biotechnology Grand Challenges last month in efforts to spearhead innovation among small businesses for the specific needs of the Department of Defense.These three challenges, which were chosen by AFRL’s team of biotechnology experts, seek advancements in
  • AFRL pushes boundaries in metals printing with new research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Advancing the state of the art in metals additive manufacturing pushes the boundaries of possibility for aerospace and defense applications.Metal additive manufacturing allows the manufacturing of parts with complex geometries that are otherwise un-manufacturable, producing unique, performance-enhancing