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  • AFRL Executive Director Jack Blackhurst set to retire March 31

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Jack Blackhurst, executive director of the Air Force Research Laboratory, will retire from federal service March 31 culminating a career of a combined 46 years of military and civilian federal service. The retirement ceremony will be broadcast live, during a virtual broadcast on Facebook at 2:30 p.m.
  • To train medics to save lives, fuselage travels to WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The fuselage of a Boeing 767 is being delivered from Wilmington Air Park in Wilmington, Ohio, to the 711th Human Performance Wing’s U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine around 2 p.m. on March 3. After its three-day journey through Greene and Montgomery counties, this fuselage will join the cadre of
  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual awards recipients

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 68th Annual Awards Ceremony to honor its top achievers. Masters of ceremony were Dr. Jonathan Spowart from the Materials Integrity Branch and Mr. Keith Slinker from the Composite Branch.
  • AFRL’s Transformational Capabilities Office reaches Initial Operating Capability

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory Commander and Technology Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle announced Sep. 11 that the Transformational Capabilities Office, the group responsible for implementing the transformational component of the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy, has reached Initial
  • AFRL academic research partnership to investigate operational stressors on Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is partnering with Wright State University to better understand stressors that affect pilots and the impacts they have on the mission and well-being of Airmen.The two research partners recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to advance the development
  • Air Force research team awarded patent for new tunable radio frequency filter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive device that requires much less power than current technology. As the Air Force moves to smaller, more “agile” flying vehicles such as hand-launched drones,
  • Air Force and Nano-Bio Materials Consortium announce RFP and pilot program for AFRL-Industry Partnerships

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with the governing council of the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), has approved a pilot program to enable AFRL researchers to partner with industry collaborators to address key capability and technology gaps in support of human performance monitoring and aeromedical
  • How the Air Force is making it easier for aircraft maintainers to see at night

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – We all know that working in the dark with insufficient lighting makes the task that much more cumbersome. Good quality lighting is critical for maintainers when repairing an aircraft on the flightline.The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 four-wheel diesel light carts that provide
  • Hybrid nanomaterials hold promise for improved ceramic composites

    Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are seeking to patent a novel process for manufacturing a type of material called preceramic polymer-grafted nanoparticles, or “hairy nanoparticles” (HNP).
  • AFRL develops algorithm, flexible device for hands-free ultrasound

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory recognizes the need for remote physiological monitoring during en route medical care. As such, they have conceived a flexible ultrasound device to serve this requirement.Performing medical ultrasound usually requires the use of a hand-held rigid arrangement of transducers
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