• Air Force medical professionals learn craft in AFRL simulators

    The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, one of two mission units in the 711th Human Performance Wing, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is now home to a total of eight aircraft simulators with various capabilities, which help prepare medical Airmen for aeromedical

  • Day in the life: Labor and delivery nurse

    What’s in a workday? Sometimes, it depends on who you ask.Does it start at midnight - when Capt. Dahlia Garcia, 88th Inpatient Operations Squadron charge nurse, is halfway through her 12-hour shift in the Labor and Delivery Ward? Or does is start at 5 p.m. - when she wakes up to get ready for work?

  • It takes a team to provide excellent care

    Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.

  • 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year recognized at AFA

    The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021 were recognized over the course of five days during the annual Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference held at National Harbor, Sept. 18-22.

  • AFRL partnership seeks to “engineer” improved human performance

    For athletes, achieving peak performance takes more than skill and practice. Other important but less obvious factors - including nutrition, sleep, mental state, resilience, and more - are critical in maximizing potential. The Air Force Research Laboratory has teamed with small business partners to

  • Threat of ‘imminent death’ changed Wright-Patt Purple Heart recipient

    Senior Master Sgt. Bruce Haskin had some serious advice to bestow on friends and family after receiving the Purple Heart.“The threat of imminent death was the way many of us felt in Bagram that day. It brings a new perspective and new prioritization in life,” he said at a presentation ceremony Feb.

  • Experiment enhances C-130’s competitive edge against CBRN threat

    The vapor purge tests look to determine how long it takes for a chemical contaminant, such as tear gas, to purge itself from an aircraft as well as potential best practices to reduce the amount of chemical particles in the air in the most efficient way possible.

  • AFRL centrifuge part of NASA’s history-making launch

    NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who ascended into space May 30 in a history-making launch, were two of the 10 astronauts to undergo testing in early November 2018 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge.This centrifuge is the DoD’s only human-rated centrifuge, and it was

  • AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring

    The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medical facilities are facing amidst COVID-19.

  • Air Force lab testing samples of COVID-19

    The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s epidemiology laboratory is the Air Force’s sole clinical reference laboratory, and as such, is testing and processing samples of COVID-19 sent from military treatment facilities around the world.