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The Air Force Research Laboratory’s remote station allows access to scientific instruments located at OSU. This permits access to CEMAS facilities while maximizing efficiency.(Courtesy photo) AFRL collaborates with OSU on $3M congressional microscopy program
The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis have a congressionally directed collaborative research agreement in the works.
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2018
Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This unmanned mission brought supplies and instruments as well as a floating robotic head called CIMON, which stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cathleen Snow) 301st Rescue Squadron supports SpaceX resupply rocket launch
Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth commercial resupply services mission lifting off at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
0 7/05
2018
Jefferson Stewart, engineer with Technology Innovations at Arnold Air Force Base, looks through a microscope at one of the parts recently fabricated using additive manufacturing. Stewart and other members of the Technology Innovations Branch have been looking at additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing of metals, as a way to make hardware needed for AEDC operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Deidre Ortiz) Additive manufacturing capability could generate future efficiencies and cost-savings
Additive manufacturing, a process commonly known as three-dimensional printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking at AM as a way to create efficiencies and cost-savings for the Arnold AFB Engineering Development Complex.
0 5/09
2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno (right), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, signs a memorandum of understanding at the 34th Annual Space Symposium Apr. 17, 2018, with Maj. Gen. Agner Rokos, representing the Defence Command Denmark and the Ministry of Defence Denmark. The memorandum authorizes sharing space situational awareness services and information with the Defence Command and Ministry of Defence for Denmark. Denmark joins 13 nations (the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea, France, Canada, Italy, Japan, Israel, Spain, Germany, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium and Norway), two intergovernmental organizations (the European Space Agency and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and more than 65 commercial satellite owner/operator/launchers already participating in SSA data-sharing agreements with USSTRATCOM. USSTRATCOM, Denmark sign agreement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command entered into an agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence to share space situational awareness, or SSA, services and information.
0 5/02
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites innovative solutions in AFWERX Fusion Challenge
The Air Force seeks innovative Airmen, entrepreneurs, industry experts, engineers and academics to participate in the AFWERX Fusion Challenge to enhance security of fixed, temporary and mobile assets.
0 5/01
2018
A young child chases down a paper airplane during a paper plane throwing competition at the Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo at JB Charleston, S.C.  Apr 28, 2018. Space and STEM showcased at JB Charleston Air and Space Expo
In conjunction with several partners, Joint Base Charleston showcased both STEM and space through various booths and interactive exhibits at the 2018 Air and Space Expo. Some of the booths included robotics demonstrations, electricity exhibits, moon rock samples and more.
0 4/30
2018
Professors Selma Mededovic Thagard and Thomas Holsen, the Clarkson University team responsible developing the enhanced contact electrical discharge plasma reactor - a new method for degrading poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances including PFOS and PFOA - pose for a photo. Air Force working toward innovative groundwater cleanup solution
The Air Force is working closely with leading academic researchers to solve a global challenge: cleaning groundwater contaminated with Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid, known as PFOS and PFOA.
0 4/19
2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers the key note address at the 34th Annual Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. During her speech Wilson announced new ways in which the Air Force will be more lethal, resilient and agile in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis J. Hoffman) Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition
Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.
0 4/18
2018
F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history
The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program.
0 4/13
2018
Default Air Force Logo Revitalizing squadrons: A commander's perspective
Over the course of a 20 year career, I have experienced some challenges at the squadron level due to decisions made by higher headquarters staff personnel that have negatively impacted squadrons or go against what a commander might think is best for their squadron.
0 4/04
2018
Kevin McClain, contract nondestructive testing instructor, explains how to clear a jammed image scanner from a computed radiography system to visiting Nondestructive Inspection Instructor, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Barnes (left); Tech. Sgt. Clifford Daniels, Military NDI Instructor supervisor (rear); and Bobby Britton, Civilian NDI Instructor supervisor (seated) during instructor qualification training held at the 359th Training Squadron Detachment One at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida Jan. 24, 2018. New digital technology will replace the X-ray film used by NDI technicians over the next several years and impact every airframe the Air Force flies, saving money, reducing hazardous materials and improving operational capabilities. (Courtesy photo) AFLCMC NDI goes digital on aircraft inspections: saves money, improves operations for Air Force
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center expects to save the Air Force money while protecting the environment and streamlining operations as they roll out their new nondestructive inspection process to inspect aircraft across the service.
0 4/04
2018
Default Air Force Logo Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking Seminar
The 526th Intelligence Squadron hosted a seminar on AI & Design Thinking. The workshop, held at AFWERX Las Vegas, discusses big-picture Intel ideas and themes to provide Airmen with an advantage in their career field.
0 4/02
2018
Default Air Force Logo First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA
Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
0 3/16
2018
AFRL-developed microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials AFRL partners with entrepreneurs to light the way for the warfighter
Dr. Larry Brott, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate materials engineer, recently led an effort to improve glow stick technology for use in military applications.
0 3/09
2018
Capt. Bryon Kroger, left, and 1st Lt. Carlo Viray, right, review combat applications in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 13, 2017. The officers, who are part of the Air Force’s Air Operations Center Pathfinder acquisition program run out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, work with coders in an open workspace environment with civilians who train them on the techniques used by Silicon Valley’s best software programmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Airmen code for combat in Cambridge
Six teams of Airmen hung up their camo and dress uniforms to don hoodies and Star Wars apparel before traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they work with civilian software coders to build combat applications. The group of Hanscom Air Force Base Airmen are participating in the Air Operations Center Pathfinder project.
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2018
Maj. Gen.William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, explains how important it is for students to pursue STEM-related careers during the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship Tournament held Feb. 4 at Wright State University. (U.S.Air Force photo/Marie Vanover) AFRL provides support to robot competition
Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4, 2018 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.
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2018
Justin Smoak, Samson Rope application engineering manager, Ferndale, Wash., right, shows Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., left, and Ed Clark, AFRL aircraft programs support contractor with Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Johnstown, Pa., the weaving of the synthetic winch cable, Sept. 6, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The proposed 280-foot synthetic winch cable weighs 14 pounds and is 83 percent lighter than the current 80 pound steel wire cable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Dover AFB partners with AFRL to innovate in fuel efficiency
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Advanced Power Technology Office from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, collaborated with Dover AFB Airmen and private companies on programs to make the entire C-17 Globemaster III fleet lighter, safer and more fuel efficient Jan. 30, 2018.
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2018
Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, receives a briefing from 2nd Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations squadron room nurse, on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at Keesler Medical Center, Miss., June 16, 2017. The training program was stood up in March, 2017 and has trained surgical teams within the Air Force and across the Department of the Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue). Robotic surgery training program aims at improving patient outcomes
As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.
0 2/06
2018
Default Air Force Logo AFSVA announces art contest winners
When 2017 Air Force Art Contest results were announced recently, two artists from the same installation celebrated repeat victories. Josh Pugeau, 709th Maintenance Support Squadron civilian missile inspector at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, won the adult accomplished division with his charcoal “Bearded Man.” He was the reserve champion last year with “Rhino.”
0 2/05
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces next steps in light attack experimentation
Following the Light Attack Experiment conducted in August 2017, the Air Force announced its intention to continue experimenting with two non-developmental aircraft, the Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano, from May to July 2018 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
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2018
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