The current AEDC emblem is pictured. The emblem was designed in 1993 and officially approved the following year. (U.S. Air Force photo)
The original AEDC emblem is pictured. In 1994 unit designations were not placed on the scrolls of emblem paintings. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Austin Voorhes (standing), a senior mechanical design engineer at Arnold Air Force Base, discusses steam regulators during a lunch and learn session in the Carroll Building on July 25. Voorhes was recently recognized for establishing the lunch and learns at Arnold. More than 100 lunch and learns have been held since Voorhes began the effort a little more than three years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Austin Voorhes, a senior mechanical design engineer at Arnold Air Force Base, discusses steam regulators during a lunch and learn session in the Carroll Building on July 25. Voorhes was recently recognized for establishing the lunch and learns at Arnold. More than 100 lunch and learns have been held since Voorhes began the effort a little more than three years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Austin Voorhes, a senior mechanical design engineer at Arnold Air Force Base, was recently recognized by leadership with National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), the Test Operations and Sustainment Contractor at Arnold AFB, for developing and leading lunch and learn sessions on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Austin Voorhes, a senior mechanical design engineer at Arnold Air Force Base, was recently recognized by leadership with National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), the Test Operations and Sustainment Contractor at Arnold AFB, for developing and leading lunch and learn sessions on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Austin Voorhes, a senior mechanical design engineer at Arnold Air Force Base, discusses steam regulators during a lunch and learn session in the Carroll Building on July 25. Voorhes was recently recognized for establishing the lunch and learns at Arnold. More than 100 lunch and learns have been held since Voorhes began the effort a little more than three years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Gage Seals and Terry Bush, instrumentation technicians at Arnold Air Force Base, clean part of the Tunnel A nozzle at the von Kármán Facility. Periodic maintenance of the facilities is one of the many duties of an instrumentation technician’s duties at Arnold. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Teddy Beddingfield, an instrumentation technician for the von Kármán Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, checks one of the data panels in Wind Tunnel A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Randy Prince, an instrumentation, data and controls engineering tech at Arnold Air Force Base, performs validation and verification of DTS4050 firmware to ensure the digital temperature scanner is properly configured for testing at AEDC. Prince, with help from several other members of Team AEDC, including the Test and Communications Branch, the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, Technical and Management Advisory Services and Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, assisted in coming up with a plan to maintain the current calibration interval for the digital temperature scanners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
This team, consisting of members from several organizations across Arnold Air Force Base, recently worked together to prevent a calibration interval dropping to under six months for digital temperature scanners. The effort resulted in a cost avoidance of additional man hours for AEDC. Pictured left to right: Randy Jones, Jensie Castleman, Lora Arnold, Ed Simmons, Frances Samples, Randy Prince and Greg Earp. Not pictured is Kathy Gemma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Members of the Test and Communications Branch, the Test Operation and Sustainment contractor, Technical and Management Advisory Services and Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory assisted in maintaining the current calibration interval for digital temperature scanners, like the ones pictured, at Arnold Air Force Base. Regular calibration ensures that instrumentation is accurate and supporting Air Force systems as needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)

About AEDC

Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. 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 the symbolism behind our shield, shown aboveView/Read AEDC's Test Facility Guide.

Our Mission: Conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test.

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

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

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