Points of Pride
The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute has many reasons to be proud. Here are some examples of our most significant points of pride:
- For the past fifty years, AFRRI has been the primary source of nuclear and radiological research for the Department of Defense
- At AFRRI, teams of multidisciplinary scientists work together to solve complex problems in radiobiology. Their investigations support national defense, space exploration, medical progress and emergency preparedness (about AFRRI).
- The strengths of each service are harnessed at AFRRI. Army, Navy, Air Force and civilian personnel comprise the research enterprise. Our joint-service environment assures the needs of each force is being met, and the welfare of all Americans is being served.
- AFRRI is one of only three facilities licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, allowing the institute to operate the sole reactor dedicated to radiobiology studies in the United States.
- AFRRI sponsors postgraduate coursework on the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR). The curriculum explores the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure, how the effects of exposure can be reduced, and how to medically manage casualties resulting from exposure (MEIR course schedule).
- AFRRI was named a Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society in 2009 (memorial plaque is shown below). This designation memorializes the outstanding physical accomplishments that have taken place at AFRRI since 1960.