A publication for and about Arnold Engineering Development Complex
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Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates 43 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 an Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource. View AEDC's fact sheet. View AEDC's mission briefing (video, 8 min).
Develop, test and evaluate weapon, propulsion, aerodynamic and space
systems at realistic conditions for the nation through modeling, simulation and ground test facilities
Spotlight on AEDC
Testing at AEDC (Video Clips)
Volunteering is such an important part of giving back to the community. Below are volunteer opportunities and resources available to base personnel.
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.
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Inside Arnold AFB
Base Operator/Morale Calls
(931) 454-3000 or DSN 340-3000
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.