U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine


The 711th Human Performance Wing’s U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) was established in 1918 and is the premier institute for education and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace and Operational Medicine. USAFSAM has been a leader in the field of aerospace medicine and human performance from the beginnings of aviation through the onset of the space age and into the present, and is the oldest continually operating institution of its kind. It is also host to the largest aeromedical library in the world. By joining forces with the Air Force and Navy Research Laboratories, USAFSAM fully leverages aeromedical, science, and technology to optimize performance, health, and survival of healthy humans in abnormal or extreme environments, including combat, air, space, and cyberspace.

USAFSAM facilities

VISION: Globally recognized experts for aerospace and operational medicine.
MISSION: Ready Airman and Guardians in their environment. Ready Medics.

Air Force Waiver Guide

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Education & Training

USAFSAM, a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) affiliated school, delivers initial and advanced officer and enlisted education courses, workshops, and symposiums in aerospace medicine, preventative medicine, public health, occupational and environmental health, and en route care, as well as being host to the Aerospace Medicine residency. Each year, USAFSAM educates about 4,000 Department of the Air Force, DoD, and international students and confers more than 10,000 CCAF credit hours.

Education Facts
  • 97 courses annually
  • 500 classes annually
  • 4,000 grads annually
  • 220 instructors
  • 5,800 student tests
  • 8,400 CCAF credits annually
  • 47 Classrooms/2 Auditoriums
  • Students at 6 Geographically Separated Units
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Faculty Support
Faculty and Curriculum Development
Student Support
Registrar Functions, Student Academic Support
Technology Management
AV Production, Classroom Technologies, Blackboard LMS
Franzello Aeromedical Library
Literature Search, Copyright, Learner Collaboration


USAFSAM is the primary operational, aeromedical, and human performance consultation service for all Department of the Air Force bases worldwide, regional and Air Force headquarters, the Department of Defense, joint service partners, and other government organizations. To solve complex issues requiring a broader skill set than one team possesses, the consultative teams frequently work collaboratively to address issues in a multi-disciplinary fashion. Typically the USAFSAM consultation function draws from a diverse internal pool of expertise but can also access the combined capability of co-located organizations within the 711 HPW and across Wright-Patterson AFB through an integrated process to address all consultative requests. USAFSAM also has unique outreach response capabilities with the Air Force Radiation Assessment Team and the Theater Epidemiology Team, as well as outbreak investigation, and food and water vulnerability assessment teams.

Contact Information

USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
2510 5th Street, Bldg. 840
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7913
Phone: (937) 938-2716
​DSN: 798-2716

Registrar: For training, class schedule and registration information
Phone: (937) 713-0989

TDY-to-School: For funding and training
Email: 711HPWTDYToSchool@us.af.mil

Blackboard LMS Helpdesk 
Phone: (937) 713-2702


Centrifuge Training
Email: USAFSAM.FEPA.AccelerationSection@us.af.mil

ESOH Service Center

Email: esoh.service.center@us.af.mil
Website: https://hpws.afrl.af.mil/
Toll Free: 1-888-232-ESOH (3764)
Phone: (937) 938-3764
DSN: 798-3764
Fax: (937) 656-8637

Aeromedical Consultation Service
Waiver Phone: (937) 938-2661
MFS Phone: (937) 938-2864

Public Health Consult Service
Phone: (937) 938-3207