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Peter Menart, member of the Air Force Research Laboratory-Carroll High School iGEM team, examines liquid in a beaker during the laboratory phase of the team’s project prior to the iGEM competition in Boston.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge) AFRL-Carroll High School iGEM team earns Gold in Boston
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A Carroll High School academic team, mentored by CHS teachers and Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, earned a gold medal at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston, Nov. 9-13. This team, whose clever Twitter handle is @iGEMLabPats, presented its project
0 11/16
2017
AFMC commander holds call at Kirtland Pawlikowski holds Commander's Call at Kirtland AFB
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, recently visited and provided an update on the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan during a Commander’s Call held for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory personnel.“Thank you for what you do,” Pawlikowski said. “It makes me
0 8/23
2017
n/a AEDC testing helps lead to successful deployment of NASA Roll-Out Solar Array technology
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- Testing in an Arnold Engineering Development Complex space chamber here helped in preparing the Roll-Out Solar Array for its successful experimental deployment at the International Space Station on June 26, 2017.ROSA is a flexible, lightweight and rollable solar panel. According to Michael Malloy, AEDC test engineer
0 8/23
2017
AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems, has brought about the reopening of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex T-11 engine test cell here.Prior to this, T-11 had not been testing in at least a decade.EPS project manager Tom Guelzow
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2017
DAYTON, Ohio – Erin Nichols, a program manager on Team Wright-Patt, writes down project assumptions on a team whiteboard during a brainstorming session Aug. 2 as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Commander’s Challenge 2017. The challenge this year is to remotely move 50 pounds of supplies to a location 30 miles away, delivering them to an area smaller than 400 square feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) AFRL kicks off Commander’s Challenge 2017
DAYTON, Ohio – The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge kicked off with teams and leaders from around Air Force Materiel Command coming together for a three-day conference at the Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center here Aug. 2, 2017.  AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley opened the 10th
0 8/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Four AFMC senior civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Four Air Force Materiel Command senior civilians were among those Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AMC, industry collaborate to build aircraft decontamination system
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The system is known as the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System and Air Mobility Command expects the system to be available in 2019.“More than 10 years ago, an Air Force general asked if there was a method that could decontaminate both the interior and exterior of an aircraft at the same time,” said Larry
0 1/31
2017
Members of the AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Team Charleston, Air Transportability Test Loading Activity, Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia, Boeing and cable designer Samson Rope met on Joint Base Charleston to conduct an operational evaluation of new synthetic cargo tiedowns and winch cables at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 28 and 29. The new tiedowns and winch cables will reduce the weight by nearly 1,000 pounds on each C-17 Globemaster III and save the Air Force approximately $4,000,000 each year. JB Charleston tests new equipment, saves Air Force millions
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29, 2016. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns, securing the load.These prototypes were
0 1/04
2017
Air Force Research Laboratory mentors, from left, Capt. Timothy Wolfe, Imelda Atencio and 2nd Lt. Evan Threlkeld hold posters announcing the University of New Mexico STEM Collaborative Center during a visit to that center. The mentoring program matches UNM undergraduate students with AFRL scientists and engineers, military or civilian, to provide personal and professional mentorship. AFRL, UNM collaborate to mentor undergrads
The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base and the University of New Mexico have established a successful UNM+AFRL Mentoring program that promises benefits to the community and the nation.The program matches UNM undergraduate students with AFRL scientists and engineers, military or civilian, to provide personal and professional
0 12/16
2016
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program. The 418th FLTS is currently wrapping up testing with
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2016
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