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Airman comes up with a cool idea … and leaders listened
First Lt. Justin O’Brien, 88th Security Forces Squadron, tries on ballistic armor Dec. 1, 2021, containing the prototype of a liquid-cooled plate carrier system he designed to help Airmen in the field on hot days. The Wright Brothers Institute and Air Force Research Laboratory worked together to build and test the prototype in hopes of reducing heat stress in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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