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  • BLUE: Blueprint to Battlefield

    Getting new technology from the lab bench to the warfighter has taken on new urgency as the Air Force explores innovative ways to move ideas quickly from blueprint to battlefield. Those efforts are already paying off with advancements that are having a direct effect on missions around the world.

  • New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes

    From supersonic flight to GPS and space food, big developments come out of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The “Lab Life” podcast provides listeners insight into the fascinating work and lives of the people who lead the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air,

  • Gourds to fly above Wright-Patt at 14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck Nov. 2

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams and individuals are scheduled to launch a hundred pumpkins, thousands of feet at the 14th Annual Wright-Patterson Pumpkin Chuck slated for the grounds behind the National Museum of the United States Air Force Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Entry to the

  • Hill showcases STEM job opportunities

    Future Air Force scientists and engineers visited Hill recently during a Science & Engineering Palace Acquire Operational Training Assignment, which involved a base tour and briefings on Hill’s science and engineering workplaces Sept. 17-22.

  • Air Force working to break the 'STEM mold'

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying

  • Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.The annual

  • AF lab investigating microscopic crack formation in aircraft

    The B-52 is one of the oldest legacy aircraft in the Air Force. Since the 1950s, this aircraft has led the force in its dominance as the world’s best. However, just as humans begin to age, so do aircraft. Repeated loading and unloading, changes in air pressure, exposure to altitude and more,