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Story by LT Charles Clark on 04/20/2018
DAYTON, Ohio Commanding officers from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base April 12, 2018.

The MOU allows greater opportunity for RDC and AFRL to work together on projects of mutual benefit. Several RDC efforts stand to profit from this partnership, including 3-D printing, Arctic operations, modeling and simulation, cyber research, and satellite technology to include CubeSats.

Capt. Greg Rothrock, commanding officer of the RDC, and Maj. Gen. William Cooley, commander of AFRL, signed the document in a ceremony hosted at AFRL headquarters.

"RDC is very excited about this new affiliation with AFRL," Rothrock said. "Establishing an MOU is just the start of what we see as a long-term relationship to collaborate where we can on common research that benefits both the Coast Guard and Air Force."

A short video commemorating the ceremony can be found at

For any media inquiries, please contact the RDC Public Affairs Officer, Lt. Chuck Clark, Charles.J.Clark@USCG.Mil, (860) 271-2770.


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