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Dr. Mark Mehalic, right, receives a plaque commemorating his appointment to the Senior Executive Service from Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, director of Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations at Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mehalic, who previously served at Arnold Air Force Base as AEDC executive director and vice director, is now the deputy director of Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations at AFMC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bradley Hicks) Arnold hosts ceremony to honor Mehalic for Senior Executive Service appointment
A ceremony to honor Dr. Mark Mehalic for his recent appointment to the Air Force Senior Executive Service (SES) was conducted April 19 in the lobby of the Administration & Engineering Building at Arnold Air Force Base.Mehalic assumed the post of deputy director for Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations at Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at
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With the wind tunnel itself serving as the backdrop, AEDC retiree Bill Comer, left, discusses the early days of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16S with engineer Valerie Davenport, a member of the core engineering team assigned to the 16S Return to Service project. Comer was one of eight retirees who recently visited Arnold Air Force Base to offer their input and knowledge as current employees work to return to 16S to service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bradley Hicks) AEDC retirees offer advice on 16S return to service
After the initial construction of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, it was one thing for the engineers and project managers charged with bringing the 16-foot Supersonic (16S) wind tunnel online to have the facility design parameters.Forcing the air to accelerate to four times the speed of sound was another thing
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A compressor blade spacer is installed in a hydraulic press machine for load simulations in the Arnold Air Force Base Model and Machine Shop. Machinists recently aided Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T personnel in the completion of compressor blade spacer testing. Shop personnel assist PWT in completion of blade spacer testing
When engineers at Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T needed assistance on a recent test, personnel at the Arnold Air Force Base Model and Machine Shop quickly responded by lending equipment and expertise to ensure the test was completed on time and at a nominal expense. The Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold AFB recently awarded a contract for
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Members of 2018 Team REMEMBER display their banner while walking the track at the Relay For Life event held at Coffee County Raider Academy April 21. Pictured is Amber Wolfe, Pat Long, Rhonda Ward, Dee Wolfe and Shawn Wolfe. (Courtesy photo) AEDC Team members join in supporting Coffee County Relay For Life
Department of Defense and contract employees of Arnold Air Force Base joined together, along with their families, in participating in the Coffee County Relay For Life event April 21 at the Coffee Raider Academy as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society.According to Shawn and Dee Wolfe, the team captains for REMEMBER, their team raised
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Col. Raymond Briggs, right, speaks to Gregg Adams regarding the new machinery and equipment recently purchased for the Model and Machine Shop at Arnold Air Force Base. Briggs, chief of the Test Systems Sustainment Division at Arnold AFB, will be retiring from the Air Force this month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Col. Briggs reflects on leading the Test System Sustainment Division
Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Test System Sustainment (TSS) Division at Arnold Air Force Base, is retiring from the Air Force in May and will be leaving his position with AEDC.Briggs came on board at Arnold as chief of TSS in July 2016, and in reflecting on his time here, said the job has been a fulfilling one.“In this role I have led
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Jefferson Stewart, engineer with Technology Innovations at Arnold Air Force Base, looks through a microscope at one of the parts recently fabricated using additive manufacturing. Stewart and other members of the Technology Innovations Branch have been looking at additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing of metals, as a way to make hardware needed for AEDC operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Deidre Ortiz) Additive Manufacturing capability could generate future efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC
Additive manufacturing (AM), a process commonly known as three-dimensional (3-D) printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking at AM as a way to create efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC. AM typically uses a computer, 3-D modeling
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U.S. Air Force Col. Scott A. Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, gives the opening speech at the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition Rocket City Regional at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, March 17, 2018. Cain motivates the competitors with an inspirational account of how his love of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics drew him to the U.S. Air Force and how those fundamentals allowed him to succeed in the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Air Force Flight and Test Pilot Schools, and his current assignment as the AEDC commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher Warner) Col. Cain motivates FIRST® Robotics Competition youth
U.S. Air Force Col. Scott A. Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, gives the opening speech at the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition Rocket City Regional at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, March 17, 2018. Cain motivates the competitors with an inspirational account of how his love of Science, Technology, Engineering
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John Allan readies one of the arc heater units at the High Temperature Laboratory at Arnold Air Force Base for an upcoming test. The HTL test teams anticipate an increased workload over the next few years and have been implementing several changes recently in preparation for the additional testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Arc improvements help test teams meet growing workload
Changes are being implemented at the AEDC High Temperature Laboratory (HTL) at Arnold Air Force Base to assist the test teams in meeting their continuously increasing workload. The HTL houses the arc heater units – H1, H2 and H3 – that provide aerothermal simulation environments for high-speed vehicle materials and structures. According to Jonathan
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Members of the Tunnel 9 team are pictured with the electrical rectifier unit recently put into use. The unit, which was first delivered and installed in 2011, will replace an approximately 50-year-old power unit at Tunnel 9. Pictured from left are Electrical/System Engineer Tao Lee, Controls Engineer/Lead Controls Technician Ray Schlegel, Lead Electrician Ed Tierney, Chief Facility Engineer Nick Fredrick, Electrical/Data System Engineer Joel Barr and Test & Evaluation Engineer Inna Kurits. Rectifier upgrade paying off for Hypervelocity Tunnel 9
The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, is now putting to use equipment installed several years ago - a move that is bringing enhanced safety and greater longevity to the facility. An electrical rectifier unit, first delivered and installed in 2011, was recently put into operation for the first time. The rectifier is
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John Lamb, biologist at Arnold Air Force Base, displays his 2018 National Military Fish and Wildlife Association National Resources Conservation Management Award for Model Programs and Projects with Shannon Allen, Chief, National Environmental Policy Act, Natural and Cultural Resources, as she congratulates him. This award category recognizes resource managers who further natural resource management on military installations in support of the military mission through developing programs or projects which can serve as models for conservation on military installations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Lamb receives national award for conservation management at Arnold Air Force Base
John Lamb, biologist at Arnold Air Force Base, received the 2018 National Military Fish and Wildlife Association (NMFWA) National Resources Conservation Management Award for Model Programs and Projects in support of natural resources on Department of Defense lands.This award category recognizes resource managers who further natural resource
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