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  • AFRL testing made Perseverance, the search for life on Mars possible

    On February 18, 2021, NASA’s rover Perseverance touched down on the surface of Mars to begin searching for evidence of past life. The success of this touchdown would not have been possible without the work of a team of researchers who operate unique erosion testing equipment in a windowless bunker

  • AFRL 'x-ray vision' tool to reduce costs, time for 3-D part qualification

    The Air Force research Laboratory, in partnership with the Materials Solutions Network at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) of Cornell University, has developed a tool that can look directly inside of and instantaneously inspect the structure of composite components while they are

  • Joint Simulation Environment brings Next-Gen Test and Evaluation to AFTC

    The $34.4 million project will provide a state-of-the-art modeling and simulation environment to conduct fifth-generation and next-generation developmental test, operational test, and high-end advanced training and tactics development for the warfighter. Construction begins March 2021 and is

  • AFMC Airmen among 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners

    The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with

  • Ogden ALC cuts ribbon on software facility

    (Left to right) Brig. Gen. Cauley von Hoffman, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, Karen Fairclough, Software Organizational Development Office section chief, and Jim Diamond, 309th Software Engineering Group director, during the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a

  • AFSVC software innovation enhances deployment readiness 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A decade-long mission gap impacting a wide range of military operations is closing, thanks to the Air Force Services Center and an innovative software system that tracks contingency quarters availability. The Contingency Quarters Management Accountability