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Default Air Force Logo Command meets its cost-savings objective for second fiscal year in a row
Air Force Materiel Command captured more than $2.5 billion in cost savings for fiscal year 2017, the second fiscal year in a row the command has achieved its strategic savings objective.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo AF announces 2018 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award winners
Air Force officials recently named the three winners of the 2018 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award.
0 5/24
2018
Maj. Brook Bentley, program manager with the Air Force Research Laboratory, introduces the technical themes of the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Forum held May 10 at Indiana University. (Indiana University photo/Chris Meyer) Air Force Science and Technology 2030 campaign: Your ideas will shape the Air Force of tomorrow
The Air Force Research Laboratory continues its support of the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 initiative and joined with Indiana University to host a listening forum at the university’s Bloomington, Indiana campus May 10-11, 2018.
0 5/16
2018
Maj. Shawnee Williams (second from right) stands with her team (from left) - Maj. Bryan Jackson, Dr. Daniel Mountjoy, Mr. Corey Shanahan, and Capt. Dan Neal - in the newly renovated anthropometry lab at the 711th Human Performance Wing's Human Systems Integration Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Eldridge) Safety perspective has allowed Human Systems Integration program to thrive
When Maj. Shawnee Williams arrived at the Human Systems Integration Directorate, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here, she found herself in unfamiliar territory and facing an operationally misunderstood program. So she looked at the programmatics of her division through a lens she knew: safety.
0 4/10
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
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
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
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.
0 2/16
2018
25 passenger bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source
The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
0 2/15
2018
Flexible hybrid electronics manufactured Arduino circuit AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system
Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications.
0 2/08
2018
(Courtesy U.S. Air Force Graphic AF announces new innovation workshops at Science, Technology Forum
The Air Force announced dates and locations of the 14 upcoming innovation workshops open to the public during the Science and Technology 2030 Summit in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18.
0 1/19
2018
manufacturing of inverted metamorphic multi-junction solar cells for space applications AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space
Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft.A collaborative effort between the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing and Space Vehicles Directorates, the Space Industrial Base Working Group and
0 1/04
2018
Large Scale Movie Description Challenge AFRL team takes top honors at international Artificial Intelligence competition
As part of an increased commitment to autonomy research, a team from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently entered and won the Large-Scale Movie Description Challenge at the 2017 International Conference on Computer Vision in Venice, Italy.
0 12/05
2017
SMART SMART Scholarship Program looks to attract future scientists, engineers
Jacob Dodson understands the dedication and commitment that it takes to defend our nation’s interests. After all, his grandfather and father are Navy veterans, his two brothers are active-duty Marines and his brother-in-law is an Air Force C-130 Hercules pilot.
0 11/21
2017
hybrid-3-d printing AFRL, Harvard researchers invent new hybrid 3-D printing method for flexible electronics
A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has resulted in a new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics. The process, called Hybrid 3-D printing, uses additive manufacturing to integrate soft, conductive inks with a material substrate to create stretchable, wearable electronic devices.
0 10/17
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Nicole Tripputi, a contract negotiator with the 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Big Safari, gives the oath of enlistment to her sister, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stem, 88th Aerospace medicine squadron ophthalmic technician, during a re-enlistment ceremony June 19 inside the auditorium of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The two have been stationed together at WPAFB for the first time since August 2016.(U.S. Air Force photos/Michelle Gigante) Airman looks to sister for re-enlistment ceremony
An ophthalmic technician in the 88th Medical Group didn’t choose to be sworn in by her unit commander when she was ready to re-enlist. Instead, she turned to a family member – her younger sister. The re-enlistment ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stem was held June 19, 2017, in the auditorium of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, with Capt. Nicole Tripputi, a contract negotiator with the 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Big Safari, doing the honors.
0 6/27
2017
New portable temporary landing zone lighting, designed by AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate junior force researchers, offers a portable, reliable, and more fully-featured solution to aging legacy portable lighting systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL lighting the way for military aircrews
Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) junior force researchers resolved an issue of critical importance to military pilots and aircrews—portable, reliable and robust temporary landing zone lighting.
0 3/29
2017
A next generation F-35 coatings application booth at Hill Air Force Base is set to become initially operational by October 2017. The state-of-the-art coatings booth project, led by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, is expected to save more than $330,000 annually in energy through the employment of advanced sensors, control logic and sophisticated software analysis tools to monitor and improve performance over the lifetime of the complex. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Next generation coatings booth poised to save Air Force millions in energy
It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for the F-35 Lighting ll.
0 3/27
2017
The Human Systems Integration Framework tool covers the entire acquisition cycle, from early development planning to operation and sustainment to disposal. When a task box is selected, it expands to show a description of the activity, hyperlinked references to consult for more information and products that might result from the activity. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Human systems integration framework tool improves system acquisition process
The Human Systems Integration directorate, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, has developed a human systems integration framework (HSIF) tool to guide practitioners through the acquisition process.
0 9/08
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Maureen Stewart) September issue of Airman magazine now available
The September issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a web browser.
0 9/07
2016
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