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  • AFRL Satellite Duo Probing Earth’s Radiation Belts

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft continues its scientific investigations despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted every aspect of life around the world.

  • COVID-19 Supply Donation and Collection Event

    On April 24, FUSE Makerspace and Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico Maker Hub collaborated to host a donation and collection event for 3-D printed full-face shields. The shields are intended to be donated to New Mexico hospitals and clinics in need.

  • AFRL researchers win STAR recognition

    The Air Force Research Laboratory recently announced eight Air Force Office of Scientific Research STAR Team Award winners. The award recognizes excellence in basic research across AFRL’s technology directorates, and identifies those researchers who have demonstrated world class scientific or

  • AFRL NM STEM Academy “Mission to Mars” is going virtual

    The Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico STEM Academy will be virtually continuing their “2020 Mission to Mars” experience for 4th-6th grade students. Students are invited to virtually participate in eight days of activities, centered on planning a simulated manned-mission to Mars.

  • AFRL New Mexico units identified to transfer to U.S. Space Force

    The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB recently received news that some of their missions will transfer to the U.S. Space Force (USSF). AFRL units readying for transfer include most of the Space Vehicles Directorate missions and the Directed Energy Directorate’s Electro-Optics Division.

  • AFRL gives warfighters new weapon system

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has set up the Air Force’s first high-energy laser weapon system overseas for a 12-month field assessment. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation (SDPE) Office located here is leading the project.

  • AFRL Cheers on 2020 Annual Award Winners

    More than 300 members of the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates gathered to cheer on their nominees at the 2020 Annual Awards ceremony held at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. on Feb. 12.

  • Kirtland is an integral hub for U.S. Space Force

    Kirtland’s 52,000 acres have been referred to as a national security complex—where 108 mission partners under five different Air Force major commands, and the Departments of the Air Force and Energy, populate the mega base. Now this includes elements of the newly created sixth armed service—the