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  • "For the safety of our pilots:" AFRL hosts event aimed at fielding physiological sensors

    DAYTON, Ohio – The inaugural Physiological Episodes Mitigation Technology Summit and Industry Day, hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, was held Dec. 17-18 at the Wright Brothers Institute’s Small Business Hub downtown.The event brought in over 150 participants from the Air Force, Navy and industry, all with
  • Safe from sound? AFRL experts collect data inside hardened aircraft shelters around the world

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Acoustics researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing are collecting and delivering acoustics data from hardened aircraft shelters around the world—data that customers can then use to certify that F-35 fast-jet airframes and the personnel working inside are safe.Hardened
  • New EMNS requires AFMC personnel to update emergency contact information

    An Air Force-wide migration of the Emergency Mass Notification System requires all Air Force Materiel Command military and civilian personnel to take critical steps to update their after-hours contact information for emergency notifications.
  • AF Safety goes mobile

    Air Force Safety Center released a mobile version of the Airman Safety App enabling Airmen at installations Air Force wide to voluntarily report safety issues with their devices as they encounter them.
  • AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple seat can enhance the safety and well-being of a flight crew, it can be a very big deal.Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are leading a design and prototyping effort to ensure C-5M Super
  • School’s out for summer; who’s watching your kids?

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – School’s out for summer; however, many parents still have to work, and their older children are oftentimes left in charge of their younger siblings.The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month, and being safe is a planned and intentional process that a person doesn’t just stumble upon.
  • Motorcycle Safety Day thunders into Wright-Patterson

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The thumping of big twins and snarling of high-revving sport bikes filled the air of the Exchange parking lot as more than 300 motorcycle enthusiasts rolled into to learn about staying safe this riding season during Wright-Patterson’s Motorcycle Safety Day May 11.Riders were greeted with as much juice and
  • AFRL engineer inducted into Air Force Safety Hall of Fame

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  It may not be as illustrious as a spot in the Pro Football or Baseball Halls of Fame, but for the Air Force, an induction into the Safety Hall of Fame indicates an unequaled excellence in dedication to maintaining and sustaining the safety of the fleet and the Force. Dr. Jeffrey Calcaterra, the Structural
  • Flexing in the line of fire: lightweight, flexible body armor for the force of the future

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy—today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor—the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets-- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator
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