100 Years of History

Explore AFRL's history from modern day to our 1917 beginnings at the U.S. Army Air Service's McCook Field.

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AFRL Century Series – Chapter 1: Labs

Since its beginnings at the United States Army’s McCook Field in 1917, AFRL’s science and technology pioneers have understood that research is the key to air supremacy and to keeping the U.S. military the best in the world.

The Century Video Series celebrates the Air Force Research Laboratory and its predecessor laboratories’ first 100 years as a leader in the development of advanced aerospace science and technology.