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  • AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing welcomes new commander

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Brig. Gen. (Dr.) John Andrus assumed command of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing during a hybrid ceremony July 19, 2021, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here, and streamed virtually. Andrus took the reins from Darrell Phillipson, who served as the wing’s
  • AFRL conducts 1,300 experiments on record-breaking satellite

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N. M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory is celebrating the completion of the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) satellite mission, and processing a treasure trove of valuable data that will be studied by scientists for many years to come. The spacecraft was launched June 25, 2019 from Cape Canaveral Space
  • World’s top security researchers qualify for Hack-A-Sat 2 Finals

    ROME, N.Y. – The Department of the Air Force, in collaboration with the security research community, returned for the second year in a row this month, inviting a global community of researchers to hack in an open and collaborative online environment with the goal of improving the security and resilience of next generation space systems. Over 1,000
  • Congressional report commends AFRL for life-saving collision avoidance technology; integrated air and ground system remains near transition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – A congressionally mandated investigative report concerning military aviation safety has recognized the work of the Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology team from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Aerospace Systems Directorate. The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety compiled its
  • Commission recognizes AFRL, AFLCMC and NAMRU-Dayton while emphasizing the importance of physiological monitoring

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A congressionally mandated investigative report concerning military aviation safety has recognized two organizations headquartered here, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, plus the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton for their
  • Second iteration of successful Vanguard incubation process approaches summit

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – As the Department of the Air Force stands up Rocket Cargo, its recently announced fourth Vanguard program, the WARTECH incubator process that birthed Rocket Cargo continues onward with the upcoming WARTECH 2.0 Summit July 15-16, where more future Vanguards could be fresh in the making.On June 15, a
  • AFRL staff gives departing deputy director a special surprise

    On Friday, June 18, as a going-away surprise for departing AFRL Materials and Manufacturing (AFRL/RX) Deputy Director Col. Michael Warner, staff members treated him to an exclusive visit to the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio. At the end of his visit, Warner was able to add yet another stamp to his National Park Passport. Warner “collects” National Parks, in a manner of speaking, having visited 362 of the 411 he has on his bucket list.
  • Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program

    Under the Rocket Cargo Vanguard, the Air Force Research Laboratory will lead a science and technology effort to determine the viability and utility of using large commercial rockets for Department of Defense global logistics, potentially expanding the portfolio of capabilities the USSF presents to combatant commanders.
  • AFRL Materials Characterization Facility pushes state of the art

    The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has recently renovated their materials characterization facility (MCF) to meet the ever-advancing needs of materials research. By renovating 3,700 square feet of existing laboratory space, the facility has been designed to keep pace with analytical research technology, thereby “future-proofing” it for the next generation of instrumentation, according to program manager Dr. Todd Butler. A ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 26 officially opened the new facility.
  • AFRL researcher’s passion for hypersonics propels his success

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – An AFRL researcher grew up with two parents who worked as pharmacists, so he was initially interested in medicine as a young student. Once he reached high school, though, his passion for mathematics blossomed, thanks to one of his high school teachers. This teacher showed him that math has real-world
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