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  • AFRL personnel connect with creative thinking processes to enhance problem solving

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To help overcome road blocks in thinking processes and spark imaginative solutions, personnel at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new methods of problem solving.A select group of researchers recently participated in a course on design innovation to learn and practice creativity techniques for
  • Craftsmen keep largest wind tunnels in the world running at peak conditions

    They are considered indispensable.Those at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, who observe their contributions every day agree the craftsmen employed there are not only integral to the work at NFAC but play a vital role the Arnold Engineering Development Complex mission as a whole.“They are
  • Replacing decades-old exhauster motors expected to increase reliability, availability for testing base wide

    Exhauster motors near the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base are being replaced after being in service since at least 1958.The motors, referred to as the A and B exhauster motors, have been used to exhaust up to a combined total of 1,100 pounds of air per second during testing.In the 61-plus years
  • Barrett publicly sworn in as secretary of the Air Force

    David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense, conducted the public swearing-in, which preceded Barrett’s first formal remarks since becoming the secretary. Barrett said her highest priority is protecting – and prolonging – the Air Force’s unrivaled excellence.
  • Growing, complex institution to celebrate centennial Nov. 7

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Institute of Technology, with headquarters located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will mark a significant milestone next week: the centennial of its functional predecessor and decades of educating Airmen for meeting Air Force missions.With War Department approval, the Air School of
  • Memphis Belle restoration selected for Air Force Heritage Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Thirteen years, thousands of hours and exhaustive research have paid off as one of the most recognizable symbols of World War II – the Memphis Belle – has been named by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program as a recipient of the 2019 Air Force Heritage Award for its restoration by the National
  • Former AFRL director inducted into Engineering and Science Hall of Fame

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Engineering and Science Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, recently named George P. Peterson, former Air Force Research Laboratory Director of Materials and Manufacturing, as one of three inductees for 2019.Peterson was the technical and visionary leader for the development and deployment of a completely new
  • Goodbye Edwards, hello Nellis

    Edwards Air Force Base, California, said farewell to six of its F-35 Lightning II’s in October. The F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing.
  • WG employees invited to participate in force development survey

    Air Force Materiel Command employees in the Federal Wage Grade System are invited to participate in a survey to assess developmental needs and opportunities across the cohort.
  • Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service

    The change will eliminate the need for Airmen who have 12 or more years of service to continue to reenlist by aligning their separation dates with their high year of tenure dates.