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  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual awards winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 67th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center to honor top achievers.More than 100 finalists and awardees were honored at

  • AFRL creates new modular weapons storage for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations team is at it again.Their current project is an updated gun rack or Modular Weapon Storage System, for the U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft.The team, known collectively as JFWORX, is a group

  • AFRL illuminates flight lines with next generation light cart

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 diesel light carts that provide flight line and perimeter illumination. This lighting is a necessity for aircraft maintenance, troubleshooting and perimeter lighting to secure the outskirts of

  • AFRL sponsors service academy and university design challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As a result of real-world-battlefield needs, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation is sponsoring the Service Academy and University Design Challenge.The SAC/UDC challenges tackle some of the Department of Defense’s top urgent needs

  • Air Force scientists discover unique stretchable conductor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically,

  • AFRL employees receive Fellow and Early Career Award recognition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The AFRL Fellows program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers in research achievements, technology development and transition achievements, or program and organizational leadership. Individuals selected for this honor represent the top 0.3 percent

  • AFRL team invents cargo aircraft tire change tool

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many, according to J.D. Bales, Air Force Research Laboratory and Junior Force Warfighter Operations team member of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.The 60th Aircraft Maintenance