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Default Air Force Logo Tunnel 9 completes Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle testing
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md. is playing a crucial role in the ongoing Falcon program, with the completion of mission-critical testing of the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 1 (HTV-1). The Falcon initiative is a joint Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air
0 5/02
2007
ATA Wildlife Ecologist Richie Wyckoff found this Eastern newt, a common salamander, predacious diving beetles (water beetle), two salamanders, a snake and a variety of plants to show base employees and members of the public during a walk as part of the base's Earth Day activities.  Workers, public see Arnold's wild side
AEDC workers celebrated Earth Day with a week-long series of events, including an art and photo exhibit, hikes and tours, all aimed at educating center employees and the public about the wild side of Arnold Air Force Base. Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) Conservation Biologist John Lamb and Wildlife Ecologist Richie Wyckoff led 47 people on a
0 4/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo AEDC recycling saves millions, benefits environment
Arnold workers celebrated Earth Day this year by highlighting how 365 days of recycling pays off in big ways environmentally and financially.The Arnold recycling program recorded a total cost avoidance of $940,000 in fiscal year 2006; and for fiscal year 2007, the figure is already at $1.3 million, said AEDC's program manager for environmental
0 4/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Icing tests continue for Airbus A380 engine certification
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is currently performing a series of icing tests on the Engine Alliance (EA) GP7200 engine for the Airbus A380 commercial airliner. The EA is a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aircraft Engines and Pratt & Whitney. The prime objective for this particular test series is to get Federal
0 4/20
2007
The stump grinding work on Wattendorf Memorial Highway that began earlier this month will proceed from the Main Gate to I-24, back toward the Main Gate on to Rowland Ditch, then down South Hap Arnold Drive, then on to Tullahoma on the south side of the highway. Then back toward Rowland Ditch Drive on the north side of the highway. The period of the contract goes through November 2007. The Gyro-Trac mulching machine is used to follow the tracked stump grinder to mulch the large chunks of debris into finer mulch and scatter the mulch over the work area. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend) Stump removal in progress on Wattendorf highway
After an 11-month tree harvesting project that ended in late October, passers by on Wattendorf Memorial Highway have probably noticed the tree stump clean-up effort. The $403,000 contract, awarded to a Florida-based tree service company, calls for workers to grind up the stumps and debris to produce an environmentally friendly product - something
0 4/19
2007
Col. Andrew Roberts prepares for takeoff in the WB-57 for a science global climate change flight to 65,000 feet. Colonel Roberts retired today after 30 years of combined active-duty and Reserve service. (Courtesy photo) Col. Andrew Roberts retires after 30 years of service
Growing up the son of a diplomat, Air Force Reservist Col. Andrew Roberts was accustomed to continuously moving and traveling to exotic destinations. So it was only logical at the age of 15 he decided he wanted to become a pilot. Today he retires with 30 years of combined active-duty and Reserve service; flying more than 8,000 hours in more than 22
0 4/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Wildfire burns 1,100 acres behind base rifle range
Arnold Air Force Base experienced the largest wildfire in its recent history Tuesday. What started out as a couple of hundred acres, turned into more than 1,000 acres being burned at the rifle range while a unit from the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell were training. Soldiers were firing tracers as part of a training exercise when the
0 4/19
2007
Ed Tucker Test squadron home of Air Force’s top propulsion engineer
An engineer from Arnold Engineering Development Center was selected as the Air Force Propulsion Engineer of the Year during a ceremony at the base today. Ed Tucker, responsible test organization action officer for the 717th Test Squadron, provides technical oversight to program offices on various Department of Defense and civilian aircraft engines.
0 4/17
2007
Patricia Bieder Arnold attorney earns environmental award
An attorney at Arnold Engineering Development Center received the Air Force Materiel Command Gen. Edwin W. Rawlings Environmental Excellence Award for 2007 in the management category. Patricia Bieder, a former Air Force captain who has been an attorney at AEDC since 1995, received the Air Force Association award for her work on a myriad of
0 4/17
2007
Susan Vining Navy engineer wins Air Force award
A Navy engineer from Arnold is the Air Force's Propulsion Supervisor of the Year. During a ceremony on base today, 448th Combat Sustainment Wing, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Executive Director John Over, presented the award Susan Vining, 717th Test Squadron deputy director. Mrs. Vining's accomplishments in 2006 spanned the spectrum of
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2007
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