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  • Edwards AFB Community Combines Teamwork, Innovation, Effort to Fabricate Cloth Masks

    Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many on Edwards Air Force Base are collectively turning to each other and exercising their innate innovative culture to help meet emerging needs of the Test Wing community.
  • Air Force researchers developing wearable agent detector to improve aircraft maintainer safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - When faced with eminent danger, no one has to think twice about what to do next: get away from it! But what if you are in a confined space and maybe not even aware of the danger? That’s a very real possibility faced daily by maintenance technicians every time they go to work inside an aircraft’s fuel
  • Arnold engineers implement Condition-Based Maintenance Wireless Network

    An innovative pilot project at Arnold Air Force Base is providing a potential solution to improving the condition-based maintenance, or CBM, program for Arnold Engineering Development Complex assets.In a unique industrial environment such as Arnold AFB, obtaining the necessary measurements for CBM decisions can be challenging. A secure and reliable
  • AFIMSC innovation project receives $3 million award

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force presented a $3 million Small Business Innovation Research program award to an Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center innovation project March 12.The project uses drones and machine learning to revolutionize how the Air Force Civil Engineer Center collects data for its environmental
  • Two teams tie to win Spark Tank 2020

    For the first time, two teams tied to as winners of the Spark Tank 2020 competition at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 28.
  • AFRL creates safer-than-steel synthetic winch cable for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fleet currently uses winch cables made of steel to pull pallets, vehicles and other items onto the aircraft from the ground via the aft ramp. This cable can experience dangerous snapback upon breakage, which can injure personnel and damage aircraft. The Air Force Research
  • Edwards maintainers conduct hands-on test with new tool

    Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group tested a new scanning tool that could reduce troubleshooting time and costs for aircraft maintenance at Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently.
  • AFRL senior scientist elected to National Academy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory engineering expert was recently elected a member to the National Academy of Engineering. Appointment to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer.Dr. Richard Vaia was selected for his distinguished contributions to engineering based on
  • Air Force engineer recognized by Society of Manufacturing Engineers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An Air Force Research Laboratory engineer was one of 20 women who received special recognition from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for making their mark in aerospace and defense smart manufacturing. Dr. Jennifer Fielding, Section Chief, Composite Performance and Applications, was recognized for
  • AFRL engineer honored as AIAA Fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory aerospace engineer was recently named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his distinguished career in the study of high-speed propulsion.An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Campbell Carter specializes in employing optical diagnostic
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