12/2/2010 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- Instructors with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine will begin teaching classes near here Dec. 6 as part of the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure process.
The school is re-locating here from Brooks City-Base in San Antonio.
The classes will be conducted at a temporary location at the Kettering Business Park in nearby Kettering, the site of the former Gentile Air Force Station which housed the Defense Electronics Supply Center. Classes and consultation services will operate out of this temporary space until its new facilities, within Wright-Patterson AFB's Area B, are ready for occupation in mid-2011.
The school, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing, is considered by Air Force officials to be the premier institute for research, education and worldwide operational consultation in aerospace medicine. It is said to be the oldest continually operating institution of its kind.