SPH alum earns his wings as naval aerospace operational physiologist
In August, Logan Aronhalt (MA ’15) will report to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern Maryland, where he will be an intern physiologist at the Aviation Survival Training Center. He received his “wings of gold” at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida, and is the 350th aerospace physiologist in US naval history. Aronhalt studied kinesiology under Professor Jim Hagberg.
This photo shows Aronhalt (left) just after receiving his wings from Commander Tyler Scheeler, the senior physiologist who led Aronhalt and four other students through the curriculum. They are at the Aviation Survival Training Center pool in front of the "dunker." Aronhalt said, “This is the device we use to simulate an aircraft crash into water. We strap trainees in, sink it, flip it and have them escape (not through the big door in the back, that would be too easy.)”