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Default Air Force Logo AEDC von Kármán Facility benefits from X-ray Lab team’s innovative efforts
During the recent pressure system recertification effort at the von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, the AEDC Nondestructive Testing and X-ray Lab team members identified a crack-like flaw in a high-pressure vessel but were able to implement a technique that allowed the vessel to remain in service.According to Ken Delaney,
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The AEDC J5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility exhaust system will be refurbished for future facility operation during the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project. The HTCI project will transform J-5 into a large-scale clean air variable Mach test facility with extended runtime capabilities. (AEDC photo) AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation
As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program (HyTIP), a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement (HTCI) project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.Nicknamed, “Project Phoenix,” this effort is structured in three phases that
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AEDC Fellow Glenn Norfleet AEDC Fellow Glenn Norfleet remembered for his contributions in ballistic test technology
With the death of AEDC Fellow Glenn Norfleet on Sept. 8, past and present team members of AEDC are remembering Glenn’s ballistic testing contributions.Norfleet began his career at AEDC in 1960, paralleling the nation's entry into the intercontinental ballistic missile era. His technical and managerial leadership, during the following 20 years,
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Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander (center), and Col. Scott Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander (right of center), receive a facility briefing and tour of the AEDC J5 Rocket Motor Test Facility by AEDC staff members Aug. 22, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes.) AFMC and AFTC commanders tour AEDC facilities at Arnold AFB
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander (center), and Col. Scott Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander (right of center), receive a facility briefing and tour of the AEDC J5 Rocket Motor Test Facility by AEDC staff members Aug. 22, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) (This image was manipulated by
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n/a Joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing
An AEDC test team and members of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) initiated a project in 2011 at the Academy’s F109 turbofan test facility applying swirl distortion to the determination of engine response in terms of aeromechanics, operability and performance.In June of this year, the AEDC test team returned to the F109 test facility and
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New 2017-2019 American Society of Military Comptrollers - Middle Tennessee Chapter officers (left to right) – Angela Teesdale, treasurer; Alveda Gaines, secretary; Darrell Day, president; Laquisha Highsmith, 2nd vice president; Rhonda Ward, 1st vice president. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Rick Goodfriend) Five team members inducted as American Society of Military Comptrollers officers
On Aug. 17, Steve Passarello administered the oath of office inducting 2017-2019 American Society of Military Comptrollers - Middle Tennessee Chapter officers.The inductees were Darrell Day, president; Rhonda Ward, 1st vice president; Laquisha Highsmith, 2nd vice president; Alveda Gaines, secretary; and Angela Teesdale, treasurer.ASMC is a globally
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AEDC team members display the $1,000 check representing funds raised for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Lightning Classic Golf Tournament Aug. 4 at the Willowbrook Golf Club. AEDC team members pictured, with sponsor signs, are Bruce Prater, Shannon Tate, Stacy Parker, Roy Mullins, Steven Meeks, Colby Cox and Barry McWhorter. (Courtesy photo) Team members make a St. Jude donation through golf tournament
When the Lightning Classic Golf Tournament was coordinated for Aug. 4 at the Willowbrook Golf Club in Manchester, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was selected to receive the proceeds.“This tournament was one of many that we’ve had and it involved effort from several people,” said Roy Mullins, AEDC truck driver and tournament director. “This
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Sean O’Gorman and Jamison Norton (left to right at table), on the LegoTronics team from East Middle School, Tullahoma, prepare their team’s robot to complete a FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) mission. Twenty-seven teams gathered at Tullahoma High School Dec. 17, 2016, to compete in the FLL Regional Qualifier Tournament.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Peterson) Arnold AFB STEM gears up for FIRST® LEGO® League Program 2017
It’s LEGO® time!With the beginning of the new school year, students begin to form and register their FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League teams and prepare for competition.Each FLL® team will build a robot in accordance with their assigned themes and strategize how to move up through the competition.The
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none AEDC Woman’s Club announces meeting, Sept. 7
The AEDC Woman’s Club will begin their new club season Sept. 7 at the Arnold Lakeside Center and the guest speaker will be Jimmy Gentry.Gentry was one of nine children who grew up in Williamson County during the Depression. He was a noted high school athlete, and at age 18 he went to war. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions during the
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Default Air Force Logo AF Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Online Enrollment System launches
August marks the launch of the Air Force Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Online Enrollment System (SOES).Yes, another Air Force icon form is going digital.SOES is an enterprise solution developed by the Department of Defense and the Veteran Benefits Administration, so you know it is going to be awesome.Transitioning from the paper-based
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