On 26 June 2014 the 9th Physiological Support Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Beale Air Force Base in Northern California. Lt Col Brian T. Musselman passed his command via Col. Jody L. Ocker, Commander, 9th Medical Group to the new and current commander of the 9th PSPTS Lt. Col. Lance Annicelli.
Sage Cheshire Aerospace has collaborated with the 9th PSPTS on high-altitude projects and our technology is helping train a new generation of high-flying pilots anticipate and mitigate risk in the lethal environment in which they operate.
The 9th PSPTS does amazing work around the globe and we support their mission with practical lessons learned on Stratos as well as with realistic training mockups. The origins of physiological support of high-altitude reconnaissance can be traced back to the 1950s when the U-2 first went into service, venturing past the Armstrong line where humans cannot exist without the proper equipment.
There are many specialty units like the 9th PSPTS in our armed forces and they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Congratulations to outgoing Commander Lt Col Brian Musselman on a job well done and sincere wishes to incoming Commander Lt Col Lance Annicelli for success in your new post.
The U2 fuselage mock up built at Sage Cheshire Aerospace. Studies from testing conducted on Red Bull Stratos with the Sage Cheshire Aerospace science and engineering team along with chief physiologist Dr. Andrew Pilmanis contributed to changes on high altitude flight profiles. Operating with higher cabin altitude pressure as on the Red Bull Stratos capsule has reduced DCS decompression sickness for long high altitude flights.