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Master Sgt. Bryan Larson has deployed to Iraq four times since 1991. He received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained while providing security for convoys during his last deployment in 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo) Purple Heart: Arnold Sergeant shares story
Master Sgt. Bryan Larson thought he was deploying to Iraq as a truck driver. However, a few days before he left, he learned he'd be doing something entirely different this time - something he wasn't trained to do. He answered his country's call without question -- the fourth time since 1991. Instead of driving tractor trailers, he would spend the
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2007
Pictured from left to right: Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Historian David Hiebert, Dr. Richard Hallion, former Air Force Historian, Steven Noneman, mission manager for the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and AEDC Commander Col. Art Huber stand in front of the bronzed-plaque idenitfying AEDC as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics aerospace historic site. (Photo by David Housch) AEDC earns world-historic site recognition
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) was designated as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Historic Aerospace site June 25, marking the center's 56th anniversary. AEDC was dedicated June 25, 1951 by President Harry S Truman in memory of General of the Air Force Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, World War II commander of the
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Maj. Kurt Rouser, Arnold Engineering Development Center’s Operations Officer, points out the flexible inlet duct in the center’s J-2 Engine Test Cell. (Photo by David Housch) Air Force officer is passionate about life, work and people
There are probably not too many people who can say they are passionate about mowing the lawn. But that is just one of the things Maj. Kurt Rouser is passionate about. The major is passionate about everything in his life, from his job to his family, to people in general. Joining the Air Force was not a tough decision for Major Rouser. As a child, he
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2007
Joe Syler, Tunnel B operations crew member, watches a model of the NASA Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition (HyBoLT) rocket as it is prepared for testing at Mach numbers of 6 and 8 in Arnold Engineering Development Center’s von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility’s Tunnel B. (Photo by David Housch) AEDC tests small NASA launch vehicle
Unlike the many long-duration tests conducted at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), the hypersonic boundary layer transition (HyBoLT) test in the center's von Kàrmàn Gas Dynamics Facility's wind tunnel B was focused in scope with a fast completion requirement. The NASA experiment is scheduled to launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility,
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2007
1st Lt. Ryan Hawley and Air Force Academy Cadet Greg Guy observe the critical pressure changes in AEDC's small vacuum research chamber. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend) Air Force Academy cadets finsih AEDC duty
A group of nine Air Force Academy cadets finished up nearly five weeks at Arnold Engineering Development Center yesterday. The cadets were competitively selected based on academic performance for the opportunity to complete a research project or internship as part of the Air Force Academy's Cadet Summer Research Program (CSRP). The cadets at Arnold
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Two Arnold sergeants earn next stripe
Two NCOs from Arnold Air Force Base were among 6,002 the Air Force selected for promotion to master sergeant June 14. Tech. Sgts. Mike Dambrino and Marvin Gardner will be entering the senior NCO corps in the upcoming months. Sergeant Dambrino, a native of Gulfport, Miss., is a fuels quality assurance evaluator for Arnold Engineering Development
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 2007 AEDC Fellows will be honored in upcoming ceremony
The center will induct three Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Fellows during an anual banquet at the Arnold Lakeside Club June 25. All three of the new Fellows are retired center employees while Frank Langham currently supports Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) projects. The following are 2007 AEDC Fellows:Paul E. McCarty Mr. McCarty
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2007
An engineer checks the condition of a Trent 100 engine during testing. The test looked at the engine in icing conditions at altitude for FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) compliance, Icing certification testing at simulated altitude conditions is a capability unique to AEDC, especially for high airflow engines like the Trent 1000.
Altitude testing at AEDC helps put Trent 1000 through paces of first flight
Simulated altitude testing on the Trent 1000 jet engine recently completed at Arnold Engineering Development Center helped prepare the engine for its first flight test Tuesday. Rolls-Royce officials described the maiden flight of the Trent 1000 jet engine aboard a 747 test bed aircraft as "flawless." The Trent 1000 high-bypass turbofan engine is
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2007
Julie and her husband, Dr. Alan Hale, prepare to rappel down the fact of El Capitan, a 3,000 foot vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Dr. Hale is an Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) analysis engineer at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. ATA is the support contractor for the center. (Photo provided) Engineer goes over the edge for adventure
In 2004, Alan Hale was rappelling down the sheer face of El Capitan, 1,000 feet down with 2,000 more to go - his life in the hands of his family, who helped rig the system. Dr. Hale looked down, sweat starting to form on his brow, but he was at ease. In fact, he was having the time of his life. His family and some close friends had hiked a total of
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2007
The Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The band is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard.  The mission of the band is to support military and civilian functions; to perform at activities involving Department of Defense community relations projects; and, to support local Air Force and Air National Guard recruiting. The band has performed for the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels, numerous State of Tennessee Governors Inaugural Ceremonies, as well as civilian and military performances in 21 states, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.  The ability to offer a wide variety of musical programming is a source of great pride for this premiere unit of the Tennessee Air National Guard.  Concerts typically include traditional concert band pieces, military marches, patriotic selections, jazz, rock and country western selections. Air Force 60th anniversary concert scheduled
In honor of the Air Force's 60th anniversary, the Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains will perform on the lawn at the Security Federal Savings Bank in downtown McMinnville, Tenn., Wed., June 27 from 6-8 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public. As part of the show, there will be a special recognition of veterans and current
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2007
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