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This Summer was Hot, but ACC Airmen were not!

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jaylen Y. Molden
  • Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- When temperatures rise, Air Combat Command Airmen find ways to beat the heat.

Heat related injuries effect the mission each year, but for the past three summers, a cooling technology has increased productivity on the flight line by decreasing the amount of down time Airmen need to recover. 

In 2020, ACC’s science and technology team, headed by Dr. John Matyjas, ACC chief scientist, conducted a study alongside the 1FW to address the heat related incidents at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The study resulted in RINI Technologies facilitating a trial with the battery-powered cooling vest. 

ACC is taking the lead to protect Airmen from the heat to continue to provide combat air, space, and cyber power and the combat support that assures mission success. Who’s next?




VIDEO | 00:39 | Air Combat Command's Cooling Vest