ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AFRRI)
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) is a unique national asset responsible for preserving and protecting the health and performance of U.S. military personnel that operate in potential radiologically contaminated multi-domain conventional or hybrid battle spaces as well as urban environments. Through research, education, and operational training, AFRRI helps advance understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation in line with the 21st century dynamic threat landscape and national security threats posed by no-state actors, hostile state actors, and near-peer adversaries. AFRRI also provides rapidly deployable radiation medicine expertise to a radiological or nuclear event domestically or abroad.
AFRRI promulgates and operates with the vested ethos of workforce diversity, integrity, dignity and respect, while engaging in cutting edge strategic research, education and operational reach back. Our commitment is to be medically prepared to save lives and achieve long term health outcomes as much as possible, while preserving operational forces' resilience and fighting strength in the event of adversarial use of nuclear weapons. By 2025, we envision a strong committed engagement of valor, agility, dedication and strength to outperform our last 60 years of time sensitive support to DoD Mission. We will continue our invaluable support by developing easy tactical and strategic reach back tools, applying our knowledge through education, and developing state-of-the-art deployable tools and countermeasures.
afrri reach back support
Please contact one of these entities to address your specific needs within the
1) Emergency: Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team (MRAT); Call (301) 295-0530
2) Training and education: Military Medical Operations (MMO); Email MEIRinquiries@usuhs.edu
3) Technical, non-emergency: Scientific Research Department (SRD); Email
The Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team (MRAT) is a deployable team responsible for providing expert advice to incident commanders and staff during a radiological incident. The MRAT is a two-person team, usually consisting of 1 health physicist and 1 physician, specializing in the health effects of radiation, biodosimetry, and treatment of radiation casualties. The MRAT can be deployed to augment the DTRA CMAT or operate independently, and is available for reachback support to DoD personnel.
AFRRI Safety Culture Work Environment (SCWE)
AFRRI leadership is committed to establishing and maintaining a safety conscious work environment (SCWE) by providing all AFRRI personnel (Federal civilian, military and contractor) with various mechanisms to raise nuclear safety concerns. We are promoting SCWE by establishing the Employee Concerns Program (ECP), which is intended to function as an alternative mechanism for AFRRI personnel to raise nuclear safety concerns if and when they choose not to use the normal process of notifying their supervisors and managers. The documents are provided here (USU/AFRRI employees only).