Air Force Featured Stories

  • AFRL opens research altitude chambers, becomes force in aerospace physiology

    At the Air Force Research Laboratory, ensuring pilots, air crews and all flight equipment can withstand various pressures, is one of the missions in the lab’s 711th Human Performance Wing, where research and aerospace medicine converge to enhance the performance and readiness of operational Airmen.

  • Cryogenics: Helping pilots breathe at 10,000 feet

    Breathing is one of the most basic, involuntary and often overlooked human actions. At higher altitudes, breathing can quickly become one of the most conscious thoughts as it becomes harder to do. That's where a small, but vital team of cryogenics experts from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron