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For decades USAARL has provided aeromedical research support to all Army aviation and airborne activities. However, as Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom began, our research focus shifted to sustaining Warfighter performance. Due to the cessation of war times, we must now re-focus on our aeromedical roots to mitigate and prevent injuries for not only our Soldiers, but also our Aviators. To this end, we must market our assets, capabilities, and research outcomes to establish new and productive research, development, test, and evaluation partnerships with other military organizations, industry, and academia.

We must create optimal operational capabilities by efficiently managing our talent, valuing our staff members, and developing strong leaders to create a productive workforce, an enriching work environment, and an enduring leadership culture. We will be recognized as the Army’s focal point for research and expert consultation on biomedical, physiological, and psychological issues affecting our Aviators and Soldiers. Achieving our initiatives requires us to persistently focus on our vision and dependably accomplish our mission. About our Commander

  Our Mission & Vision

USAARL aims to provide medical research in the military operations environment to sustain the Warfighter’s performance by delivering medical research and developing, testing, and evaluating solutions to air and ground Warriors.

USAARL's medical research includes developing return-to-duty standards for Soldiers suffering from neurosensory injuries, mild traumatic brain injuries, determining the effectiveness of life support equipment, and preventing and mitigating ground crew and aircrew biomechanical injuries.

USAARL applies its medical, psychological, and physiological knowledge and skills to optimize systems for the end user – the U.S. Army Warfighter. In doing so, the Laboratory has had an immeasurable effect on improving Army systems and has helped save countless lives.

USAARL's goal is to be recognized as the Army’s focal point for research and expert consultation on issues related to medical, physiological, and psychological support of the Aviator and Warrior.

Through research, USAARL supports the USAMRMC's motto, "Protect, Project, Sustain."

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