USAARL is a - U.S. Army Medical Department - Medical Research Materiel Command Subordinate Command
USAARL Image of Front of USAARL, Building 6901
Tour Information

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) provides tours to researchers, academics, and military professionals interested in the research conducted at USAARL.  Tours highlighting USAARL’s mission and overall research focus generally last two hours.  Detailed tours centered on specific research program areas may last up to four hours. 

The following areas may be visited during a tour of USAARL:

Sensory Research Division

  • Acoustics Laboratory (including anechoic and reverberant chambers)
  • Microsimulator
  • Supernormal Vision Laboratory

Warfighter Protection Division

  • Multi-Axis Ride Simulator (*Personal transportation required)
  • Aeromedical Certification and Evaluation Branch
  • Aviation Life Support Equipment Museum
  • Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program
  • Facial and Oculomotor CountermeasUres Safety (FOCUS) Eye and Face Injury Research Program
  • Helmet Laboratory
  • Operational Survival Analysis Laboratory
  • Seat Pressure Mapping (SLED)

Warfighter Performance and Health Division

  • NUH-60FS Flight Simulator
  • Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 Weapons Simulator
  • Tactile Situational Awareness System (TSAS)
  • Sleep Suites

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To receive more information about USAARL tours or to request a tour, contact the USAARL Tour Coordinator at

The requestor must complete and submit a tour request form provided by the Tour Coordinator at least three weeks prior to the requested tour date.  The tour request form requires information such as the number of personnel attending, the names of foreign visitors, a detailed reason for the visit, a preferred date and time for the tour, and the research program areas of interest.  All tours must be approved by USAARL Headquarters.  Upon receipt of approval, the Tour Coordinator will contact the requestor to further coordinate the visit.  Requests for modification to or cancellation of a tour must be submitted in writing by the requestor.  Foreign or international visitors must receive additional clearance through the USAARL Security Office.  Allow additional time to process foreign visitor requests.  Please be advised that photography is not permitted in the USAARL without prior authorization.