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A Safety Walk-thru is underway at the Arnold Air Force Base Primary Pumping Station. Pictured from left are: NAS Safety, Health & Environmental Manager Dick Nugent; NAS Supervisor Bob Thomas; NAS Deputy General Manager Doug Pearson; NAS General Manager Cynthia Rivera; NAS Integrated Resources Director Ben Souther; and NAS Cooling Water System Engineer Jeff Quattlebaum. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Focus on safety continues to bring success
The Arnold Air Force Base, NFAC and Tunnel 9 Safety Condition Campaign has thus far proven to be a success, as more than half of the items identified since the beginning of 2017 have been permanently addressed.According to Safety, Health & Environmental Manager Richard Nugent, more than 800 issues have been identified to-date, all of which have
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2017
The new Mach 18 nozzle design at the AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at the AEDC site in White Oak, Maryland, near Silver Spring, has been successfully verified using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes. This image shows computed contours of Mach number within the new Mach 18 nozzle design. (AEDC image) CFD verifies new AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 nozzle design
The new Mach 18 nozzle design at the AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, near Silver Spring, has been successfully verified using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes.A new nozzle was needed to extend the range of desired conditions from the Mach 7, 8, 10 and 14 conditions currently available. According to Ken Tatum, AEDC
0 11/22
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Default Air Force Logo MLK Remembrance Walk set for Jan. 12
AEDC team members at Arnold Air Force Base are invited to take part in an upcoming event to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor King and others for their work in securing the freedoms shared today.The fifth annual MLK Remembrance Walk will be Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Administration & Engineering Building, or
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2017
Beth Sinemus, Jory Boudreaux and Annawyn Boudreaux (pictured left to right) show off their Turkey Trot attire after crossing the finish line. The 5K run on Nov. 9 drew more than 50 participants made up of AEDC staff, their families and retirees and service members at Arnold AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Return of Turkey Trot draws dozens of runners
The vibrant hues of the falling leaves blanketing the ground outside the Arnold Air Force Base Administration & Engineering Building along with the crisp autumn air created an ideal backdrop as AEDC team members and local community lined up to take part in a pre-Thanksgiving tradition, the AEDC Turkey Trot.The 32nd annual Turkey Trot was Nov. 9 and
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: Doug Pearson, deputy general manager of National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the contractor overseeing the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contract, presents a check for $5,000 to Deb Wimberley, director of the Hands on Science Center in Tullahoma, to help support the HOSC’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. AEDC supports many STEM efforts throughout middle Tennessee impacting nearly 19,000 students in more than 60 schools since 2013. AEDC also has a program dedicated to STEM at Arnold Air Force Base. Pictured left to right are Carole Thomas, president of the HOSC Board of Directors; Pearson; Wimberly; and Jim Jolliffe, a member of the HOSC Board of Directors. (Courtesy photo) Donation made in support of Hands-On Science Center’s STEM programs
Doug Pearson, deputy general manager of National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the contractor overseeing the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contract, presents a check for $5,000 to Deb Wimberley, director of the Hands on Science Center in Tullahoma, to help support the HOSC’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. AEDC
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Attendees of the Military Appreciation: Past, Present and Future Picnic prepare for a boat ride on Woods Reservoir. The picnic, held Oct. 20 at the Arnold Lakeside Center, was open to retired military, veterans and active-duty services members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Military appreciation picnic welcomes past, present and future service members
Retired military, veterans and active-duty service members from the area were recently invited to an afternoon picnic of food, music, fun and comradery at Arnold Air Force Base as a way to say “thank you” for their service.The Military Appreciation: Past, Present and Future Picnic was Oct. 20 at the Arnold Lakeside Center. During the event, guests
0 11/08
2017
Junior Force Council groups from Wright-Patterson AFB and Edwards AFB visit AEDC. The groups, affiliated with the Air Force Research Laboratory, visited in late August to view AEDC processes and procedures and share ideas and best practices. (Courtesy photo) AEDC test facilities impress visiting Junior Force Council groups
In late August, Arnold Air Force Base simultaneously hosted members of Junior Force Council groups from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Edwards Air Force Base.During their three-day visit, the groups, each of approximately eight members, toured Arnold AFB and the University of Tennessee Space Institute campus to get an up-close look at the
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Lance E. Baxter speaks during an Oct. 20 Change of Directorship Ceremony in the J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. Baxter is the new director of the Hypersonic Systems CTF. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Baxter assumes leadership of Hypersonic Systems CTF
Lance E. Baxter is the new director of the Hypersonic Systems Combined Test Force.Baxter assumed leadership of the CTF from prior director Edgar Tucker during a Change of Directorship Ceremony Oct. 20 inside the J-5 Solid Rocket Motor Test Facility.“I’m humbled by the honor extended to me today,” Baxter said to those gathered for the ceremony.As
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John Hopf speaks about a heat transfer simulation model at the von Kàrmàn Gas Dynamics Facility during the Flight Systems Combined Test Force open house Oct. 21. The Flight Systems CTF at AEDC offers aerodynamic ground-test capabilities from very low subsonic speeds through Mach number 10 in various wind tunnels. These tunnels provide essential test and analysis services in support of DOD, national, U.S. industry and international space programs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bradley Hicks) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes.) More than 200 attend Flight Systems CTF Open House
Friends and families of Arnold Air Force Base were granted an opportunity to get an inside look at the AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force (CTF) during an open house Oct. 21.Approximately 250 people took part in the open house, during which attendees were led on guided tours around the facilities making up the CTF, including the Propulsion Wind
0 11/08
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Tech. Sgt. Beverly Spademan (right), a non-commissioned officer in charge of Medical Administration at Arnold Air Force Base, discusses services offered at the Medical Aid Station with an employee during the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29. More than 100 military and civilian visitors attended the health fair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Arnold AFB Community Health Fair provides health information, fitness, diets and more
The second Community Health Fair was Sept. 29 in front of the Arnold Air Force Base Exchange and Commissary with more than 10 exhibitors from several community partners including the Coffee County Health Department, Veteran’s Affairs, Red Cross and Tennova Hospital, to name a few.More than 100 people attended the health fair hosted by the Arnold
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