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  • Respiratory care practitioner career field named 2021 Chief Richard L. Etchberger Team of The Year

    This year, the 2021 Chief Richard L. Etchberger award has been granted to the Air Force respiratory care practitioner career field for the incredible achievements made by the enlisted Airmen. The Department of the Air Force award, named after Medal of Honor recipient Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, recognizes the selfless service of Airmen in an enlisted career field. This year, respiratory care practitioners are being recognized for their dedication, innovation and critical action amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AF Chief Nurse advises how to ‘treat’ others

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Many good leaders cite a strong work ethic and the ability to learn and adapt to challenges as paramount to their success. But for Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder, leadership success is more than just the ability to work hard and go beyond. Compassion, empathy and the ability to advocate and support others
  • Life is too short to waste time on a bad cup of coffee – microbes can help with that

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – On the latest episode of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s podcast – Lab Life, Dr. Rajesh Naik and Dr. Justin Gallivan from AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing discuss the perfect cup of coffee, microbes, DNA sequencing, and AFRL’s Biotechnology Grand Challenges.According to Gallivan, who is a senior
  • AFRL launches collaborative biosensor effort to detect stress and fatigue biomarkers

    The Air Force Research Laboratory recently kicked off a $2M partnership with Case Western Reserve University. The joint project will accelerate biosensor development, with an emphasis on the detection of biomarkers for stress and fatigue.
  • AFRL partnership seeks to “engineer” improved human performance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) –  For athletes, achieving peak performance takes more than skill and practice. Other important but less obvious factors — including nutrition, sleep, mental state, resilience, and more — are critical in maximizing potential. The Air Force Research Laboratory has teamed with small business partners to
  • AFRL to discuss human space flight with Dayton’s Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Human space flight will be the topic of a virtual conversation between the Air Force Research Laboratory and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, February 25 at 1 p.m. hosted live on the museum’s Facebook page. Boonshoft Museum’s President and CEO Tracey Tomme will talk with Scott Fleming, who manages AFRL’s
  • The sky is just the beginning – not limit for AFRL scientists, engineer honored with BEYA awards at 2021 STEM conference

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Three Air Force Research Laboratory science and engineering professionals, including two scientists and an engineer received national recognition at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM conference held virtually Feb. 11-13.Recognized were scientists Dr. Nydeia Bolden-Frazier and Dr. Candice
  • AFRL scientist named national society fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Brian Simpson, a research psychologist who specializes in auditory perception in the Air Force Research Laboratory, has been selected as a fellow by the Acoustical Society of America.Dr. Rajesh Naik, chief scientist of AFRL's 711th Human Performance Wing where Simpson works, remarked on the significance
  • AFRL awards $3.5 million to Biotechnology Grand Challenge winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Biotechnology Grand Challenges have been awarded to four teams in effort to spearhead innovation among small businesses in the field of biotechnology for the Department of Defense. The challenges, each of which comes with $1 million, have been awarded to Debut
  • AFRL, AFLCMC laboratory collaboration addresses pilot oxygen concerns

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center have partnered to create a facility for investigation of in-flight oxygen issues, achieving operational capability with the first testing activity, the evaluation and qualification of a quick don mask in early December.  In