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  • AFMC civilian hiring pilot program targets efficiency, timeliness

    A two-year pilot program to test strategies to improve the Air Force civilian hiring process will begin Oct. 28. The ultimate goal is to improve civilian hiring timeliness and throughput across the Air Force by providing the Air Force Materiel Command wider opportunities to implement agile and innovative hiring processes throughout the command, with lessons shared for implementation across the enterprise.
  • AFMC civilian hiring pilot program targets efficiency, timeliness

    A two-year pilot program to test strategies to improve the Air Force civilian hiring process will begin Oct. 28. The ultimate goal is to improve civilian hiring timeliness and throughput across the Air Force by providing the Air Force Materiel Command wider opportunities to implement agile and innovative hiring processes throughout the command, with lessons shared for implementation across the enterprise.
  • Metals Affordability Initiative brings together Air Force and industry for greater innovation, agility

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – At the heart of some of the most critical Air Force assets is something seemingly very basic—metal. But as hotter, faster, more efficient platforms increasingly become the norm, Air Force suppliers and original equipment manufacturers look toward advancing materials and processing techniques to keep up with
  • SASE honors AFRL researchers with annual awards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers holds an annual awards banquet to celebrate the successes of SASE members who enhance the scientific and engineering professions through contributions to the global business world, academia and local communities. This year, the Air Force Research Laboratory has
  • 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
  • AFRL researcher awarded for Harvard University collaboration

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Dr. Matthew Dickerson of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was recently selected as a Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative fellow. Ten researchers from across the military service labs receive this award each year. Dickerson, a materials research engineer in the Structural Materials
  • Unique chamber brings real-world corrosion test capabilities to AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aircraft corrosion is a multi-faceted issue that requires more than a simple, one-dimensional approach. To enable Air Force Research Laboratory personnel to arrive at a complete picture and find out how to best protect valuable military assets, a unique solution was required.Enter the Accelerated
  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Students complete another successful summer intern program in AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  – High school and college students apply for jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base each summer with hopes of working in a world-class research laboratory. Ashley Wissel, an undergraduate student from Purdue University, worked this summer in AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate as a Pathways intern.
  • AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.Using augmented reality, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is exploring ways to simplify and expedite Nondestructive
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