The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Air Force. AFRL Headquarters is located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio . Created in October 1997 through the consolidation of four former Air Force laboratories and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Workforce : 11,000 employees (military, government civilians and contract positions) AFRL develops affordable warfighting technologies and delivers innovative solutions that keep the fight unfair Budget: AFRL executes $5.0B in funding. Locations in 9 States: California, Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. International Sites in 3 Countries: The United Kingdom, Japan and Chile. History: 100+ years of critical research efforts for the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DoD).