AEDC Public Affairs

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

Due to a staff reduction, Arnold Public Affairs no longer can act as an operator service or base locator. For office hours information or voice phone numbers, please call our Base Operator at 931-454-3000 during duty hours; or please click on the RED TELEPHONE or use the link located below the RED TELEPHONE on the top part of this page for our complete telephone directory.



Toward New Horizons charted in 1945 a long-range aerospace research and development program for the nation, and led to the creation of what would become Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The report was authored by Dr. Theodore von Kármán and members of the Scientific Advisory Group he chaired for General of the Army Hap Arnold. Arnold asked Dr. von Kármán to study Germany's rapid development of advanced jet aircraft and other systems which almost allowed then-Nazi-dominated nation to win World War II. A similar effort in 1995 spawned New World Vistas, a blueprint intended to take American aerospace engineering into the 21st century.

Key Biographies

AEDC Dedication

On June 25, 1951 President Harry Truman dedicated
Arnold AFB in memory of General Hap Arnold.


Arnold Engineering Development Complex

AEDC is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates more than 30 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Read the full fact sheet here.

Fact Sheets

Test Facility Guide

2017 Strategic Plan

2017 Strategic Plan