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This view of Sinking Pond shows the stark contrast between the dark water lines on the tree trunks and the white snow. Sinking Pond, a special karst depression, is a 394-acre National Natural Landmark site on Arnold AFB. A unique feature of the site is that it can drain almost overnight as a function of a poorly understood change in groundwater hydrology. Maximum winter water depth varies from a few inches to 15 feet in various parts of the site. The pond is normally filled with water this time of year (November through July). However, due to the extended drought conditions in the area, the pond has been dry for some time. (Photo by Mike Hodges) Double vision

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2008
Kim Luther, an Aerospace Testing Alliance Test Operations systems engineer for the center’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, inspects a 16T High Angle Automated Sting (HAAS) pitch blocking valve. She is in the process of completing a job that replaced four of these valves due to performance issues. The valves have been in place for more than 20 years and had never been removed, rebuilt or replaced. (Photo by David Housch) AEDC engineer juggles work and busy home life
Kim Luther received some sound advice early on from an older sister, but never realized where life would lead her as the "middle child" in a large family from a small rural community in Middle Tennessee. "I was in the eighth grade when my older sister, who was a senior at that time, told me to go into engineering or computer science," Luther said.
0 3/07
2008
Arnold Engineering Development Center's Executive Director Ricky Peters (AEDC Photo) Center’s executive director to head back to Ohio
Arnold Engineering Development Center's(AEDC) Executive Director, Ricky Peters, is heading back to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to become the director of Plans and Programs at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Peters came to AEDC in August 2006. Before making his first move as an Air Force senior leader, the Brookville, Ohio,
0 3/06
2008
The Air Force Materiel Command Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ESOHCAMP) inspection was conducted this week. The external team of auditors judged base compliance with environmental, occupational health and safety protocols. Here, Jerry Farris watches as Ron Kolpa, an EOSHCAMP auditor examines components at the DECADE facility. A total of 24 specialists inspected the base for environmental, safety and occupational health non-compliances. (Photo by David Housch) ESOHCAMP Inspection

0 3/06
2008
Dr. Barrett-Gonzalez checks lateral clearance on an adaptive missile fin flight control actuator during a blocked force and deflection test. (Photo provided) Commander, professor to present papers March 20
The Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) commander and an associate professor of aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas will present papers at this month's technical excellence seminar at 11:30 a.m. March 20 in the Main Auditorium. Col. Art Huber will discuss revitalizing the technical excellence of AEDC's work force and Dr.
0 3/06
2008
The General Electric F101 engine is currently being tested for running on a 50-50 blend of Fisher-Tropsch synthetic fuel and JP-8 fuel at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The F101 engine powers the B-1 bomber. (AEDC photo) Air Force groups to receive recognition for alternative fuels initiative
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will present its 2007 Excellence in Aviation Research award to the United States Air Force B-52 Aircraft Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Fuels Research Team March 14 at Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio. This prestigious award is given annually to individuals or institutions outside the FAA whose research contributions have
0 3/06
2008
Aerospace Testing Alliance Outside Machinist Jeffrey Fulmer conducts a test probe inspection at the Arnold Engineering  Development Center (AEDC) Aerodynamic and Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) facility. The inspection is part of an ongoing major capability upgrade to APTU. The ongoing project includes a new combustion air heater (CAH) at APTU. The CAH, which underwent a successful preliminary burn using butane, is a crucial part of the upgrade, officially called the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Test and Evaluation Capability (HAPTEC). This upgrade will provide AEDC with a high fidelity flight simulation capability in support of emerging missile-class hypersonic weapon systems and vehicles. (Photo by David Housch) Taking a closer look

0 3/06
2008
R.A. Millen, an Aerospace Testing Alliance pipefitter in the center’s fuel farm, measures fuel. The Tullahoma native has worked at Arnold Engineering Development Center since 1981. (Photo by David Housch) Fuel Farming

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2008
Capt. Jimmy Long, 704th Communications Squadron, visits with a veteran at the Nashville Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Feb. 13. Captain Long volunteered to pay tribute to veterans during National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. (Photo by  1st Lt. Ryan Hawley) Fighting for the heroes who fought for our freedom
Military personnel from Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) took time out of their busy work schedules to pay tribute to the men and women who no longer wear the uniform, but served their country with honor. The week of Feb. 14 of each year is dedicated to recognizing and showing appreciation to hospitalized veterans across the United
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2008
Lawrence Self, National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) director of equal opportunity and diversity management, speaks about civil rights pioneer Dr. Carter G. Woodson during the annual African-American Heritage luncheon Feb. 13. During his life, Dr. Woodson worked tirelessly to promote an accurate portrayal of African Americans and their contributions to the country. (Photo by David Housch) Event speaker honors a visionary pioneer and looks to the future
Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) annual African-American Heritage luncheon provided the guest speaker, the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) director of equal opportunity and diversity management, with an opportunity to champion a civil rights pioneer. Lawrence Self, addressing those attending the Feb. 13 event at the center's
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2008
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