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AEDC Public Affairs

AEDC Public Affairs
100 Kindel Drive
Suite A-242
Arnold AFB, TN 37389
Phone: (931) 454-4204
DSN 340-4204

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About AEDC

Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates 28 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource. View AEDC's fact sheet.
View AEDC's mission briefing (video, 8 min).

Our Mission:
Develop, test and evaluate weapon, propulsion, aerodynamic and space
systems at realistic conditions for the nation through modeling, simulation and ground test facilities

Our Vision:
Be the Nation's best value ground test and analysis source for aerospace and defense systems

ID/CAC/Visitor Badge

The Arnold AFB Visitors' Center is the single point of service for issuance of identification media to include Common Access Cards (CAC), military (including Guard, Reserve or Retiree) and family member ID Cards. The center also produces access badges/cards for entry to AEDC/Arnold AFB.

The Visitors' Control Center operates from 6:30am until 3:30pm (0630-1530) Monday through Friday. To ensure availability of required services please call (931) 454-5453.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is such an important part of giving back to the community. Below are volunteer opportunities and resources available to base personnel.

Commander's Action Line

The Commander's Action Line is an integral part of the base feedback network. Always use the proper chain of command to address your concerns; if you are not satisfied with the response or you are unable to resolve the problem or concern, call the Action Line at (931) 454-6000. You may also submit an Action Line through the AEDC Intranet home page and the box in Café 100.