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Out of all the students that competed in the local Reach for the Stars competition at the University of Tennessee Space Institute May 13, this year’s winner was Jackson Parrish, age 11 of Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Tullahoma. The winner is determined by who lands their rocket closest to the target, which is marked 30 feet downrange from the launch pad. (Photo provided)

Future rocket scientists shoot for the stars at annual competition
Students 10-18 years old from the southern middle Tennessee region participated in the local Reach for the Stars rocket launching competition May 13 at University of Tennessee Space Institute.The event, hosted by UTSI and organized with help from members of the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Arnold Air Force Base
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Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Arnold Air Force Base Test Systems Sustainment branch, makes remarks at the May 18 acceptance and naming ceremony for the new crane, a Grove GMK5200-1 Hydraulic All Terrain Mobile Crane, purchased to perform routine maintenance of the test facilities at Arnold. The crane was named Windy (pronounced wīn-dē), after retired crane supervisor Windy Cunningham. Briggs mentioned after holding a naming contest for two weeks and receiving 110 entries, a committee determined that Windy was the best fit in honor of Cunningham, who trained several crane operators during his time at Arnold. Cunningham retired from his position after 40 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Acceptance and naming ceremony held for new crane
Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Arnold Air Force Base Test Systems Sustainment branch, makes remarks at the May 18 acceptance and naming ceremony for the new crane, a Grove GMK5200-1 Hydraulic All Terrain Mobile Crane, purchased to perform routine maintenance of the test facilities at Arnold. The crane was named Windy (pronounced wīn-dē), after
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Barry McWhorter, crane operator at Arnold Air Force Base, tries out the new crane purchased to perform maintenance and repair of Arnold AFB support assets. The crane arrived at Arnold AFB on April 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) New crane purchased to support national defense mission
A large crane has been purchased to help maintain the national defense mission at Arnold Air Force Base. According to Mark Grantham, maintaining these facilities is an important task because it ensures infrastructure is working as needed to perform the day to day test operations of the base.“The Grove GMK5200-1 Hydraulic All Terrain Mobile Crane
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Default Air Force Logo Arnold AFB powered by workforce, fueled by innovation
The U.S. Air Force is focused on the importance of innovation in delivering war winning capabilities to the warfighter by inspiring and providing the necessary tools and support.Being a major Air Force Vision, General Dave Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, has noted the significance of innovation. “We are the service you rely on to push the
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Default Air Force Logo AF Clubs to transition from credit card system to virtual portal and app coming August-September 2017
The Air Force is revolutionizing its club membership program in the coming months, transitioning away from a club credit card. Requiring a credit card membership was members’ number one complaint. Because our members are important, it was time for a change.A new Air Force Club Member Portal is currently being tested at six pilot bases before being
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Default Air Force Logo Five selected to be AEDC Fellows
The Arnold Community Council announced that five individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the advancement of aerospace ground testing technology and capabilities at AEDC have been selected as 2017 AEDC Fellows.Lester Bates, of Tullahoma, and the late Dr. E. Eugene “Gene” Callens Jr., formerly of Tullahoma, have been selected
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Pictured is the inside of the target chamber of the AEDC Range S-1 where hypervelocity impacts take place. S-1 wasn’t active in a decade but is currently undergoing checkout operations in preparation for three upcoming test projects. Several successful test launches have recently been performed in S-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) AEDC hypervelocity range ‘back in action’ after 10 years
Though it hasn’t been active in 10 years, the AEDC Range S-1 is currently undergoing checkout operations in preparation for three upcoming test projects.Lt. Ryan Boudreaux, the Hypervelocity Flyout, Impact and Lethality Ground Test & Evaluation (T&E) capability manager, and Scott Williams, the capability’s technical lead, are overseeing the
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Default Air Force Logo DOD spouse and family initiative gets underway at Arnold
Well informed and resilient Department of Defense spouses and families are critical to our team, our culture, and more importantly, our success.It is through their support and encouragement that we are able to maintain a healthy balance and conquer the numerous challenges we face on a daily basis in one of the most unique environments in the Air
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Oren Harper and Garrett Farrar prepare for the Air Force Association StellarXplorers space system design competition in November 2016. Both students at Coffee County Central High School are members of the Air Force Junior ROTC. They recently competed in March as the Coffee County High School Team One and placed second in the competition for the East Region. The High School had two teams who competed in the Prestige Division. As part of the competition, teams must present solutions to a typical space design problem, such as orbit determination, satellite component selection and launch vehicle planning, as outlined in a scenario describing the system’s mission and constraints. The AEDC Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center coordinator, Jere Matty, and the Women in Defense membership director, Kim Nelson, provided support that enabled the team to compete. (Courtesy photo) STEM supporters unite to encourage students in ‘Stellar’ exploration
The AEDC Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center coordinator and the Women in Defense STEM organizers joined forces to increase STEM activities in the lower southern Tennessee area through the StellarXplorers program.The program is an Air Force Association space system design competition which is geared toward pre-college age
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Arnold AFB Services Graphic Rock-It Run returns to AEDC’s Arnold Golf Course May 20
AEDC Services has scheduled the 2nd Annual Rock-It Run with activities for all ages from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20 at the Arnold Golf Course.The day includes a kid’s run and a 5K or 10K run, plus other outdoor activities. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase with a D.J. providing music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This day of fun is
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