AFMC Command News

  • AFRL creates new modular weapons storage for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations team continuously develops innovative solutions for  Airmen. Their latest project aims to update the gun rack, or Modular Weapon Storage System, for the U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft.The

  • AFRL sponsors service academy and university design challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation is sponsoring a Service Academy and University Design Challenge.The SAC/UDC challenges tackle some of the Department of Defense’s top urgent needs while focusing on highly visible and challenging

  • Air Force scientists discover unique stretchable conductor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically,

  • AFRL employees receive Fellow and Early Career Award recognition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The AFRL Fellows program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers in research achievements, technology development and transition achievements, or program and organizational leadership. Individuals selected for this honor represent the top 0.3 percent

  • AFRL team invents cargo aircraft tire change tool

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many, said J.D. Bales, Air Force Research Laboratory and Junior Force Warfighter Operations team member of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,

  • AFRL employees receive Great Minds in STEM Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory has winners in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Great Minds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Heroes Award for 2019.GMiS is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping America

  • AFRL licenses infrared signaling technology to local firm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Battle Sight Technologies has acquired a second patent license related to infrared materials as signaling tools for nighttime military operations.A year ago, Dr. Larry Brott of the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with his co-inventors, licensed a

  • AFRL investigating space weather effects on satellite materials

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides, materials used extensively in spacecraft construction due to their high heat resistance.The researchers determined

  • AFRL student challenges inspire innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams of emerging scientists and engineers are developing solutions to some of the Air Force’s most challenging problems, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory competition that harnesses the talents of students and cadets from throughout the country.The

  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter.The request for proposals, announced May 6,

  • AFRL branch builds a LEGACY in mentoring

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A group of scientists and engineers within the Air Force Research Laboratory has emerged as a champion of student mentoring, recently earning the LEGACY Mentor of the Year award.The AFRL LEGACY office presented the honor to the Materials Integrity Branch of

  • AFRL Senior Scientist Emeritus elected to National Academy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions afforded to an engineer. For one Air Force engineer, it’s the culmination of a long and storied career. Dr. Sheldon (Lee) Semiatin, from the Air Force Research