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  • Air Force working toward innovative groundwater cleanup solution

    The Air Force is working closely with leading academic researchers to solve a global challenge: cleaning groundwater contaminated with Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid, known as PFOS and PFOA.
  • Test Support and Tunnel 9 teams to complete first remote installation of original AEDC data system

    A team effort between personnel at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, and Arnold Air Force Base recently facilitated the replacement of the 20-year-old Tunnel 9 system used to record, process and display test data.Last month, Tunnel 9 completed the final installation and necessary sign-offs for its new Enterprise Data
  • AFRL researcher climbs Mt. Aconcagua for science

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research engineering psychologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory here began his ascent of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, Dec. 8 in efforts to gather data on the potential military use of altitude tents as well as the effects of altitude on cognition. Kevin Schmidt, along with
  • Energy savings a priority for Ogden ALC

    The Ogden Air Logistics Complex has made energy management a formal and permanent part of their operations as they strive to reduce energy consumption and reduce costs for the base, to their customers and, ultimately, for taxpayers.
  • Depot field team braves Alaska weather to perform radome maintenance

    For most of us, getting to work means waking up, showering, maybe some breakfast, then dealing with traffic on a drive of 30 minute or less, and finally, waiting in a long line at a base entrance. For 10 plastic fabricator inspectors in the 309th Electronics Maintenance Group, it’s anything but normal when they leave home for work. These highly skilled workers are responsible for maintaining mission critical radar radomes around the world.
  • Wright-Patt goes to the bees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide to be declared a “Bee City USA.”A first-ever Pollinator Expo was coordinated by personnel in
  • KC-46 wins DoD Environmental Award

    The KC-46 Program Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Team was named winner of the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition Award, Large Program category, by the Department of Defense, on April 22, 2016.   The award, which is part of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, recognized the cross-functional team's
  • New fuel system good for Edwards, environment

    The new Bulk Fuel Storage Facility at Edwards is more than just an improvement in fuel delivery efficiency. It is the first facility on Edwards Air Force Base to use a geothermal climate control system.Traditional air conditioning systems use fans and compressors to move air through a heat exchanger. This requires an external heat or cooling
  • Air Force Secretary kicks off AFRL Forward Operating Base of the Future Project

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James toured Joint Base San Antonio's Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training facility March 22, 2016, to gain insight about the various operations and capabilities, and to kick off the Air Force Research Laboratory's Forward Operating Base of the Future demonstration project."Today, I'm pleased to announce