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  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.
  • Directed energy weapons research a new frontier for Air Force Medicine

    On the battlefield of tomorrow, bullets and bombs will not be the only threat to U.S. military personnel. The rise of directed energy weapons is creating a need to understand the medical effects of these weapons, and Air Force medical researchers are studying these questions.
  • Air Force researchers test device capable of detecting dangerous pathogens

    Air Force Medical Service researchers at the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas are evaluating a new tool to help Airmen detect and identify pathogens in austere deployment locations.
  • Air Force researchers test deployable oxygen generation

    Air Force medics delivering trauma care in austere environments face many challenges. One dilemma Air Force researchers are working to overcome is the need for a mobile, effective, and safe way to supply medical oxygen to treat patients with severely damaged lung function closer to the point of injury.
  • Air Force researchers develop kidney care for austere environments

    Acute kidney injury is a common side effect of combat injuries. A new device being developed by Air Force researchers from the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base will treat the life-threatening symptoms of AKI closer to the point of injury, saving the lives of wounded service members. In Iraq and Afghanistan, about 12.5 percent of
  • Embedded Air Force researchers develop innovative battlefield medical technology

    Imagine the chaos and challenge of delivering life-saving care in a battlefield environment. That’s what faced a group of Air Force researchers as they developed a new electronic patient monitoring tool for use on the battlefield. Overcoming this challenge required an integrated development process, where the researchers left the lab, and embedded
  • Health research and innovation prepare Air Force Medicine for future conflicts

    The Air Force Medical Service is tasked with ensuring full spectrum medical readiness for all members of the Air Force. To ensure medical Airmen are ready to deliver world-class care globally in future conflicts, the AFMS must stay on the leading edge of health research, innovation, technology, training, and operations. Air Force medical research