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  • World-unique tire testing capability saves millions for warfighters

    Predicting aircraft tire wear is a complex, time-intensive phenomenon, highly dependent on multiple variables. Historically, testers focused on the structural integrity of a tire prior to fielding and use. However, the ability to quickly and accurately predict tire wear remained a challenge across the logistics community – until now.
  • AFRL experts collect aircraft shelters' acoustics data to ensure aircraft, personnel safety

    Hardened aircraft shelters provide protection for personnel inside to perform necessary maintenance on aircraft, but the fifth-generation fighters, like the F-35, have very different sound profiles. This creates the need for acoustics testing to ensure the safety of the aircraft and crew.
  • Academy cadets’ invention to support battlefield Airmen awarded patents

    A team of Air Force Academy cadets took on this exact challenge while completing their mechanical and systems engineering degrees in 2016 and now their technology has been awarded three patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • ‘1200 in 12’ initiative succeeds as final new hire pledges oath

    The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex announced its initiative during a press conference Aug. 15, 2018. The task at hand was to hire 1,200 new workers within 12 months, or by the end of fiscal 2019. At the time, 7,200 personnel worked for the complex, providing maintenance and repair for several aircraft and components, as well as the F-15 engineering.
  • New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has launched a new podcast to bring you behind the scenes with the Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technology, today.
  • 2020 academic year developmental education application window opens for civilians

    Eligible Air Force civilians may apply for developmental education for the 2020 academic year from March 1 through May 1 via myVECTOR.
  • REDHORSE and Prime BEEF building up ADAB

    The 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group provides theater-wide engineering technical services, light and heavy troop labor construction and repairs within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to engineer combat power and establish and sustain combat platforms for USCENTCOM and other joint forces.
  • 31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

    The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the Defense Department’s F-35 Lightning II Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards AFB, California, Dec. 5.
  • Maker Hub, AFRL “sprint” to innovation

    To build strength and endurance, athletes perform “intervals” or short, intense periods of exertion designed for maximum benefit in the shortest time possible. Thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Maker Hub at the Wright Brothers Institute, that same kind of benefit is possible for some of the Air Force’s most leading-edge innovators.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • AFRL aids NASA in lofty endeavor

    Ingenuity and collaboration were the keys to success as a group of Air Force Research Laboratory engineers took a series of tests to new heights.
  • CENTCOM helps DoD logisticians and engineers “sustain the fight, set the theater"

    Logisticians and engineers throughout the Defense Department converged at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters to attend the Joint Logistics Coordination Board conference May 6-10, 2018.
  • Confined space trainer redefines training plan

    Aircraft fuels systems Airmen assigned to the 100th Maintenance Squadron have to become familiar with claustrophobic work spaces, such as the fuel tanks within the wings of an aircraft, in order to do their jobs. A team of Airmen within the 100th MXG, each contributing from their different sections and line of expertise, addressed the need to better prepare their personnel by creating a standalone confined space trainer.
  • 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension

    One wounded warrior wanted to amble around the hotel pool during his honeymoon without strapping on prosthetic legs. Another wanted ice skates to fit snugly onto his prosthetic feet so he’d receive the sensory feedback he’d come to expect when engaging in his favorite pastime. And yet another wanted to hold a fishing rod while enjoying full use of the hook where his hand used to be.
  • Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities

    The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10, 2017. Several engineers from around Edwards Air Force Base partnered with members of the Desert High School Robotics team to come up with a solution to a real-world test problem.
  • RED HORSE Airmen battle heat, darkness to shape future

    On a construction site at the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, all five senses are constantly bombarded. The sun scorches every inch of uncovered skin. Gusting winds kick up sand and dirt, making it difficult to see. Deafening machines saturate the air with the smell and taste of fumes.
  • Luke AFB environmental engineer receives SECDEF Environmental Award

    One of these distinguished leaders is Jeffery Schone, an environmental engineer assigned to the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron, who received the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for his outstanding achievements throughout his career.
  • Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

    Refueling developmental testing with the KC-46A Pegasus is taking place over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base, California, supporting with chase aircraft.
  • AF Research Laboratory materials engineer receives prestigious award

    An engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was honored with the American Society for Testing and Materials International Award of Merit at a ceremony May 3 in San Antonio for his work in the area of metals fatigue and fracture.
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