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  • AF Announces selection of GPS III follow-on contract

    The U.S. Air Force announced selection of Lockheed Martin for a fixed-price-type production contract for 22 GPS III Follow-On satellites with a total estimated contract value up to $7.2 billion.
  • AFTAC helps break the 'STEM mold'

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying cry for women to go out and break the rules through misbehavior, that was not the premise of her message. Ulrich’s emphasis was to encourage women to do more – to break with convention, make a mark on history and prove that ordinary people, including women, can have a lasting impact on the world by doing the unexpected.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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