• Spark Tank idea comes to life through AFRL engineers

    Imagine a kitchen without a countertop or a garage without a space for its tools and nothing but the floor as a workspace. This is how Ground Surgical Teams have worked for years, but engineers from the 711th Human Performance Wing, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, are addressing this

  • VCSAF tours AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing

    Gen. Allvin received a full day of briefings and demonstrations by the 711th HPW’s Airman Systems Directorate and U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, including demonstrations of large-scale laboratory devices used to analyze and monitor human performance.

  • AFRL physician researcher named Aerospace Medical Association Fellow

    The Aerospace Medical Association recently honored AFRL physician researcher Dr. (Brig. Gen.) James McEachen with the title of Fellow for his career-long accomplishments and professional dedication to aerospace medicine leadership, operations, education, and research.

  • Air Force partners in medical logistics to support US

    The Air Force is working with civilian partners and sister services to ensure personal protective equipment and other pandemic-related supplies are delivered wherever they are needed, whether to military treatment facilities or civilian hospitals.In early April, the Air Force stood up its first

  • AFRL neurotechnology partnership aims to accelerate learning

    It may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but an Air Force Research Laboratory team is turning science fiction into reality to help warfighters unlock the powers of the brain.The Individualized Neural Learning System, or iNeuraLS, is a new augmented learning platform that will

  • 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.

  • Air Force updates medical courses with COVID-19 content, procedures

    Air Force medical instructors and trainers are improving curriculum and adapting procedures to account for COVID-19 operations.COVID-19 has shed new light on the methods of conducting medical training and education. The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, in the Air Force Research

  • 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.

  • AFRL Aircraft Decontamination Team ramps up battle against COVID-19

    To support the global fight against COVID-19, the Air Force Research Laboratory quickly stood up an aircraft decontamination team pooling bioenvironmental, aircraft materials and medical experts from across the laboratory who’ve assessed a variety of aircraft decontamination support solutions.

  • Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness

    The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission.Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip

  • AFRL tests life-saving tool to add to aeromedical tool kit

    Stethoscopes are acoustic medical devices designed to listen to the internal sounds of the human body such as the heart, lungs, intestines, or the blood flow in arteries and veins. According to medical experts in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, this is a go-to tool