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  • Senior AFRL leaders receive prestigious awards

    WASHINGTON – Two senior scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory received the Presidential Rank Award (PRA) for Meritorious Professional Achievement.Dr. Alok Das, the director of AFRL’s Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) and Dr. Paul Antonik, the chief scientist for AFRL’s Information Directorate, received this honor for their sustained
  • Air Force announces Vanguard PEOs

    The Air Force recently announced the Vanguard Program as part of its transformational science and technology portfolio identified in the 2030 strategy for the next decade. Vanguard programs will rapidly advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts through prototyping and experimentation. With these programs, the Air Force aims to
  • AFRL takes creative approach to collaborating with deployed Airmen

    Air Force Research Laboratory Technology Engagement Office members from Kirtland AFB visited the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar to take hands-on action in improving innovation opportunities for deployed Airmen.
  • AFMC recognizes 2019 Small Business annual award winners

    Air Force Materiel Command is pleased to announce the 2019 AFMC Small Business annual award winners. All of the winners and nominees evidenced a strong commitment to achieving mission need with innovative small business solutions.The award categories and winners are:Market Research Award: Try-Decide-Buy Team, Human Systems Program Office, Air Force
  • Resident involvement is key to housing progress

    The first quarterly town hall of the year was held on Feb. 6 in the Tinker Air Force Base auditorium to provide updates on the repair process for base housing and discuss the addition of a residents’ advocate position.The town hall was led by 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Paul Filcek and leadership from Balfour Beatty Communities.“We are making
  • AFRL creates safer-than-steel synthetic winch cable for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fleet currently uses winch cables made of steel to pull pallets, vehicles and other items onto the aircraft from the ground via the aft ramp. This cable can experience dangerous snapback upon breakage, which can injure personnel and damage aircraft. The Air Force Research
  • Mentor families give Airmen a place to call home

    After two Airmen stationed at Tinker Air Force Base with the 552nd Air Control Wing were fatally wounded in a car accident on the night of Christmas Eve in 2011, Pam Kloiber asked then-Col. Gregory Guillot if there was anything she could do to help.“I didn’t expect an answer, but he looked at me and said ‘you know, I have an idea I’ve always wanted
  • Department of the Air Force to consider military family support measures in future basing decisions

    The addition of these criteria aims to ensure locations under consideration have sufficient support for the unique needs of military families who relocate frequently.
  • AFRL mathematician to be Special Assistant to AF Chief Scientist

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Chad Waddington, a native of southern Michigan, grew up in small-town America surrounded by farm fields. He blossomed into a track star while attending Hanover-Horton High School. His running abilities lead him to attend college at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he put his passion for research to
  • Highest highs, lowest lows: Hanscom Airman shares personal story of resiliency

    Paths through life can be treacherous. Winding, slippery and uncertain, obstacles along the way can derail a journey completely and stop it in its tracks. Tech. Sgt. Corey Nowell, noncommissioned officer in charge of movement support at the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northeast, has forged his own roadmap from his failures and achievements.