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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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