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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
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.
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2018
Wright-Patt Chapel group helps Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Chapel group fully embraces 2nd core value: Service before self
When Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Houston area as a Category 4 hurricane and stalled for several days in late August 2017, it dropped records amount of rain. It was the second most costly storm in U.S. history, only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released report by the National Hurricane Center.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Jonathon Lee, pulmonary technician with the Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine Branch, conducts a demonstration of a pulmonary function test for forced vital capacity as Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill sits in a pressurized cabin awaiting the command to exhale. The branch reviews around 700 requests for waiver recommendation cases annually concerning pilots, navigators and other aircrew, with 90 percent of them receiving waiver recommendations. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
The Aeromedical Consultation Service here at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base reviews more than 2,000 waiver recommendation requests for Air Force pilots, navigators and other air crew annually. A staff of approximately 80 Airmen at the ACS ensures aviators get back in the sky as soon as possible.
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2017
Photo comparison showing ultra-compact AFRL antenna, smaller than a flea Small antennas could bring big benefits to the Air Force
When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better. Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna that uses a whole different approach in transmitting and receiving signals. This breakthrough could be a big step in the miniaturization of many military and commercial communication systems.
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2017
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes home Airmen of the 437th AW returning with the final evacuated C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall here. Twenty-two C-17s were evacuated to alternate locations and eight were diverted in response to the hurricane. Airmen of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensured the relocated aircraft were maintained and prepared to conduct hurricane recovery operations to the south from alternate installations including Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Last evacuated C-17 returns home
The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
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2017
Healthcare professionals requested by the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are aboard a C-17 Globemaster III as part of the Hurricane Irma response. Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida
Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.
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2017
An F-15C aircraft from the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville, Fla., lands at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for safe haven support, Sept. 7, 2017. The F-15 was one of several planes using Wright-Patterson AFB as a Safe Haven while Hurricane Irma threatens their home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) Wright-Patterson AFB to provide safe haven to aircraft from multiple service branches
The 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is receiving aircraft and their associated aircrews evacuating from several military installations threatened by approaching Hurricane Irma.
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2017
High Efficiency Innovative Aviation Diesel Engine in test cell AFRL tests high-efficiency engine for unmanned aircraft
The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Center, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced diesel engine that promises to increase the utility and ease the logistics burden of military aircraft missions.The high efficiency,
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF senior leaders, international visitors observe Light Attack Experiment
Air Force senior leaders and international visitors gathered at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to observe the ongoing Light Attack Experiment Aug. 9, 2017.
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2017
Air Force Institute of Technology Enlisted Students Earn Advanced Degrees at AFIT
In 2002, then Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. James Roche, championed an initiative to open Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management to senior enlisted personnel.  Secretary Roche truly believed in the importance of the enlisted force to military achievements in science and technology. Two years later, eight
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson (center) stands with the 2016 Presidential Rank Award recipients after a ceremony held at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., July 14, 2017. The award is limited each year to only 1 percent of the Air Force’s senior executives and only 5 percent of Senior Executive Service employees may receive the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Senior Air Force civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized the career achievements of 12 senior civilians during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
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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.
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2017
Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Trevino,Air Force Materiel Command chaplain assistant functional manager, observes a live demonstration hive at the Pollinator Expo held at the Wright Brothers MemorialJune 21. Pollinators, also known as bees are vital to the pollination process of a third of the food people consume such as fruits,vegetables and nuts. (U.S.Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) Wright-Patterson AFB goes to the bees
Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21, 2017 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide to be declared a “Bee City USA.”
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2017
445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron crew members, Maj. Jen Cowie (left) and Staff Sgt. Nicole Karsten (right), prepare to lift a Citizen Airman simulating a patient for a joint training mission here, June 7, 2017. The 445th AES trained for two hours while airborne to simulate a real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Kincaid) Ambulance in the sky
There was a joint training mission conducted June 7, 2017, where the 910th Airlift Wing provided a C-130, the 914th AW provided a pilot and the 445th AES provided the training crew.
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2017
Researchers at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed a novel, lightweight artificial hair sensor that mimics those used by natural fliers—like bats and crickets—by using carbon nanotube forests grown inside glass fiber capillaries. The hairs are sensitive to air flow changes during flight, enabling quick analysis and response by agile fliers. (Air Force courtesy photo). Crickets, bats inspire researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight
For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.
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2017
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