Wright-Patt Gets New Facility for Med School, Research

Officials at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, opening the doors to the 711th Human Performance Wing’s new 680,000 square-foot complex. The $239 million facility will be home to the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, the Human Effectiveness Directorate, the Human Performance Integration Directorate, and the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton. The school relocated to Wright-Patt from Brooks City-Base in San Antonio as part of BRAC 2005. The new complex is named after deceased Maj. Gen. Harry Armstrong, the second Air Force surgeon general and a pioneer in the field of aerospace medicine. (See Dayton Daily News report and Wright-Patt release)