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Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines
Modern battlefields have many sources of potentially harmful airborne substances, but that is not the only place that Airmen can be exposed to harmful environmental factors. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers are developing technology to track, catalogue, and provide useful data about environmental exposures that will help identify battlefield threats in real time and inform Airmen of the everyday exposures that affect their health.
0 11/04
2017
A new type of flexible body armor developed through a collaboration between the Air Force and Naval Research Laboratories is 50 percent lighter than current body armor. The design makes the use of a ceramic ball matrix encapsulated in foam material, which is then backed with multiple layers of polyethylene sheets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Novobilski/released) Flexing in the line of fire: Lightweight, flexible body armor for the future force
In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy, today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor -- the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets -- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator could do without.
0 10/18
2016
Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a weather forecaster assigned to the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, gets familiar with the technology and computer models used by Weather Channel meteorologists, Feb. 25, at the Weather Channel studio in Atlanta, Ga. Reiss was one of two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing who was invited to guest star on their show “Weather Geeks,” which will air this Sunday, March 13 at noon, EDT. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe/Released) Airmen Make it Rain on ‘Weather Geeks’
For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of the 2nd Weather Group, and Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a
0 3/11
2016
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