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The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.
0 7/12
2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the National Science Foundation Director France Córdova sign a letter of intent in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2018. The letter of intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Air Force and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation Director France Córdova signed a letter of intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security.
0 5/09
2018
Approximately 100 members of the Collaborative Auditory Vestibular Research Network, or CAVRN, met at the 711th Human Performance Wing April 24-26 to collaborate on areas of hearing and balance issues that service members and veterans face as a result of their military service. CAVRN meetings allow the research community to expedite scientific advancements with greater efficiency through open communication and collaborations that ensue. Ultimately, this approach results in technical and knowledge product solutions in the hands of the warfighter and their medical providers faster. The CAVRN meets once a year at a site hosted by one of the member organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge) Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans
Military service often requires duty in noisy environments that can cause hearing loss and it doesn’t just happen during combat operations at deployed locations far from home station.
0 5/01
2018
Air University aims to spark more innovation, collaboration with MGMWERX Air University aims to spark innovation, collaboration with MGMWERX
Air University has long been considered the leadership-development center for the Air Force, and it continues its 72-year-long legacy with a new joint venture, named MGMWERX, in collaboration with the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, to encourage innovation.
0 3/23
2018
Second Lt. Kenneth Soyars, 14th Student Squadron student pilot, takes off during a virtual reality flight simulation Jan. 10, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Two subjects flew at a time but no other subjects were allowed to watch or learn from other individuals’ sorties. The Adaptive Flight Training Study pushed subjects to learn through the VR technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study Jan. 9-12, 2018, at Columbus AFB, Mississippi,to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality.
0 1/12
2018
Two F-22 Raptors prepare to take off during an Air Force Operational Energy mission at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2017. The aircraft were part of a demonstration to assess if flying at an increased speed consumes less fuel while saving precious flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corrie Poland) Could flying faster save the Air Force fuel?
On a Sunday morning just outside of Anchorage, Alaska, a group of Hawaii Air National Guard fighter pilots gathered around a desk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to hear the day's operational briefing after three weeks of training at Red Flag Alaska.
0 12/04
2017
Maj. Ashley Lundry, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer and chief scientific officer, shows a weather data-gathering instrument called a dropsonde to Dr. Fred “Marty” Ralph, Researcher and Director for the Center of Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Nov. 29, 2017, at Brown Field Airport, San Diego, California. Hurricane Hunters met with Ralph and other Scripps scientists that day to discuss plans for participating in atmospheric river reconnaissance missions in early 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) Hurricane Hunters discuss atmospheric river missions with Scripps scientists
Members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” met with scientists from the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography Nov. 29, 2017, to discuss plans for participating in atmospheric river reconnaissance missions in early 2018.
0 12/04
2017
Peter Menart, member of the Air Force Research Laboratory-Carroll High School iGEM team, examines liquid in a beaker during the laboratory phase of the team’s project prior to the iGEM competition in Boston.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge) AFRL-Carroll High School iGEM team earns Gold in Boston
A Carroll High School academic team, mentored by CHS teachers and Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, earned a gold medal at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston, Nov. 9-13, 2017.
0 11/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Oct. 24
On this look around the Air Force, Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group deploy to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing complete their first combat mission, and Air Force medical researchers test a new tool that detects and identifies pathogens in the field.
0 10/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces yearlong review, update of science and technology strategy
Speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference today, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the Air Force will conduct a 12-month Science and Technology review to update its research priorities and strategy.
0 9/18
2017
Claudia Granger, a mass spectrometry technician at the Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory, fills a liquid nitrogen trap in a thermal ionization mass spectrometer.  Granger is one of more than 1,000 people assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla., the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center. (U.S. Air Force photo by William B. Belcher) AFTAC, University of Texas to partner on nuclear forensics research
The Air Force Technical Applications Center will collaborate with the University of Texas at Austin to conduct research in the field of nuclear forensics.
0 8/10
2017
Defenders from the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and a researcher from the Air Force Research Lab teamed up to bring a new program to Bagram Airfield. To counter the challenges that unmanned aircraft systems pose on the battlefield, the team is training to pilot and use the drones, so enemy tactics can be replicated and used to train coalition forces on how to react to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Researcher, security forces bring new counter-UAS program to Bagram Air Field
As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present. The 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron teamed up with a researcher from the Air Force Research Laboratory to teach Airmen how to pilot drones and use them to train coalition forces on how to react to them on the battlefield.
0 7/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
0 5/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Accelerating hypersonics development
On May 3, 2017, Air Force senior leaders met to consider options to accelerate hypersonics research and development to break even more speed barriers and ensure continued technological superiority. Hypersonics refers to flying at five times the speed of sound, also known as “Mach 5,” or higher.
0 5/09
2017
Members of the Air Force Studies, Analysis and Assessments directorate received the INFORMS Prize April 3, 2017, at a gala in Las Vegas, Nev. The award is given to organizations that have repeatedly applied the principles of operations research in pioneering, carried, novel and lasting ways. (Courtesy photo) Air Force, Walt Disney Co. receive operations research award
Members of the Air Force Studies, Analysis and Assessments directorate joined leaders of the Walt Disney Company as co-awardees of the INFORMS Prize at a gala in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2017, for their pioneering and enduring integration of operations research and analytics programs. The award is given each year by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
0 4/19
2017
Capt. Daniel Stambovsky, a physicist assigned to the 32nd Intelligence Squadron at Fort Meade, Maryland, recently received notification that two of patents from his previous assignment at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, have been processed and approved: the “Actuated Pin Antenna Reflector” and the “Radio Frequency Emissive Display Antenna and System for Controlling.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Air Force officer’s inventions inspired by Pin Art, E Ink
When Capt. Daniel Stambovsky, a physicist assigned to the 32nd Intelligence Squadron, left his assignment at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, he left several patents pending. To his surprise, he recently received notification that two of his patents have been approved.
0 4/09
2017
Ohio State athlete Craig Fada performs an OmegaWave heart rate variability and central nervous system test as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Ohio State University. This test is used to personalize recovery. (Photo Courtesy of the Ohio State University) AF partners with OSU for stress evaluation, recovery methods
The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the Ohio State University. Special operations units in the Defense Department are physically and mentally elite due to the training they endure. Since special operations personnel are not readily accessible at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, unique hands-on insight was required for rapid acceleration of human performance monitoring research, technology and tools for the battlefield.
0 11/30
2016
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Autonomous Research System, or ARES, uses artificial intelligence to design, execute and analyze experiments at a pace much faster than traditional scientific research methods. This robotic research machine is revolutionizing materials science research and demonstrates the benefits of human-machine interaction for rapid advancement and development of knowledge today. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marisa Novobilski). AFRL system revolutionizes research process
The Autonomous Research System (ARES) may not look like “Johnny Five,” the famous robot from the 1986 movie “Short Circuit,” but this robot’s ability to integrate robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and data science is altering materials research in a big way at Air Force Research Laboratory. The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s
0 10/22
2016
A new type of flexible body armor developed through a collaboration between the Air Force and Naval Research Laboratories is 50 percent lighter than current body armor. The design makes the use of a ceramic ball matrix encapsulated in foam material, which is then backed with multiple layers of polyethylene sheets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Novobilski/released) Flexing in the line of fire: Lightweight, flexible body armor for the future force
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 could do without.
0 10/14
2016
Research Analysts assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s operations research team at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, were recognized by the Military Operations Research Society for developing the F-22 Master Plan Scheduling Tool, which is credited with optimizing resources at the F-22 modification lines at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and reducing maintenance delays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker) Research analysts develop F-22 efficiency tool
Operations research analysts assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s operations research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, were recently recognized by the Military Operations Research Society for developing the F-22 master plan scheduling tool, which is credited with optimizing resources at the F-22 Raptor modification lines at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and reducing maintenance delays.
0 8/25
2016
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