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  • AFRL reimagines tech development with virtual reality

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In a move the Wright Brothers likely never anticipated but surely would approve, the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate is using a bicycle to demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality could revolutionize aircraft maintenance, as well as collaborative partnerships.At the Air
  • Air Force scientists discover unique stretchable conductor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance
  • Junior force experiences historic AFRL desert site

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Junior members of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visited one of AFRL’s historic sites in August to build camaraderie, enrich organizational awareness, and meet fellow teammates.Ten members of the directorate’s Junior Force Council
  • AFRL employees receive Fellow and Early Career Award recognition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The AFRL Fellows program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers in research achievements, technology development and transition achievements, or program and organizational leadership. Individuals selected for this honor represent the top 0.3 percent of AFRL's professional technical staff and join an
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate welcomes new director

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A new leader has taken the helm at the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate, as Dr. Michael Gregg officially assumed the role of director on Sept. 3, 2019.Gregg takes over for acting director Col. Tim West, who is returning to his position as deputy director after nearly a year in the
  • AFRL team invents cargo aircraft tire change tool

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many, according to J.D. Bales, Air Force Research Laboratory and Junior Force Warfighter Operations team member of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates Hispanic heritage

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Music, fun, food, and culture are on the agenda as the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate kicks off Hispanic Heritage month.According to the directorate’s Diversity Council Chair Miguel Maldonado, the organization, along with the Wright-Patterson Hispanic Heritage Month Committee,
  • WWII veteran to parachute into history with help of AFRL researcher

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dayton-area World War II veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin will return to the site of an historic battlefield this month when he parachutes into the Netherlands, through the help of Air Force Research Laboratory computer scientist Kevin Price.Martin, 98, of Xenia, Ohio, is a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Open House wows visitors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory friends, family members, and colleagues were afforded a unique glimpse into the inner workings of the Aerospace Systems Directorate labs, equipment, and facilities during the 2019 Open House, held August 19.The event was organized to give visitors an opportunity to interact with
  • AFRL employees receive Great Minds in STEM Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory has winners in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Great Minds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Heroes Award for 2019.GMiS is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping America technologically strong by promoting STEM careers,
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