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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
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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
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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
Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Oscar Martinez works on a turbomolecular pump in the Space Vehicles Directorate’s Plasma Lab. Martinez recently took part in a unique 10-day event called AFRL 2016 TECH Warrior. The purpose of the course is to give AFRL scientists and engineers an immersive experience in a full operational field exercise. AFRL scientist completes TECH Warrior course
Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Oscar Martinez became a scientist because he had always been fascinated with figuring out how things work.“Eventually it dawned on me that I didn’t have to limit my curiosities to museums, media or just tinkering around, but that I could actually do this sort of stuff for a living — mind blowing!” he
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2016
Sue Atwood, Air Force Research Laboratory senior development planner for Space Vehicles and Directed Energy directorates, is heading up a program to help teach scientists and engineers how to better communicate and smooth out administrative procedures. (Photo by Bud Cordova) AFRL program aims to improve efficiency in processes, teach communication skills
A program to change the culture, teach scientists and engineers how to better communicate and smooth out administrative procedures is underway at the Air Force Research Laboratory here.“We have the tactical skill and knowledge to develop our products — the advanced technologies for our space and directed energy missions,” said Sue Atwood, AFRL
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