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Air Force Test Center Commander Maj. Gen. David A. Harris, left, presents the Arnold Engineering Development Complex flag to the newly-designated commander, Col. Scott A. Cain, during a change of command ceremony July 14 inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Col. Scott Cain takes command of AEDC
Col. Scott A. Cain assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 30th commander during a change of command ceremony July 14.The ceremony was attended by the commander’s guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.Cain comes to
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A model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as “The Warthog” due to its unique shape, recently underwent a pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) test in Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s (AEDC) 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. PSP was used to obtain surface pressure data on the model. The photo above shows a rear view of the A-10 model during testing in 16T. The A-10 is the only U.S. Air Force aircraft designed to be specifically used for close air support. The aircraft is notorious for its maneuverability at low speeds and low altitudes and its accurate weapons delivery. AEDC: 25 years of supporting the warfighter for AFMC
With more than two decades now under its wing, Air Force Materiel Command has provided 25 years of support to America’s warfighters.Since the dedication of the AFMC July 1, 1992, AEDC, an Air Force Test Center organization, has played a major role in warfighter development.Headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, the command is based on the
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The first place winner at the 2017 RocketDay! event was Bradley Escue, whose rocket wowed the judges by its high lofting flight with a perfectly stable ballistic trajectory. RocketDay! was held for area youth on June 17 at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. Pictured left to right are: Joe Sheeley, RocketDay organizer; Deb Wimberly, director of the Hands-On Science Center; and Escue. (Courtesy photos/Tanya Sheeley) Area youth have a blast at this year’s AIAA RocketDay event
The second annual RocketDay! Competition for area youth was held June 17 at the Hands-On Science Center (HOSC) in Tullahoma.The event, sponsored by the Tennessee Section of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center, featured various contests and
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Default Air Force Logo Media Advisory: AEDC Change of Command event announced
Col. Scott A. Cain will become the new commander of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex during a Change of Command ceremony at 9 a.m., July 14 at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.The outgoing commander, Col. Rodney F. Todaro, will relinquish command to Cain at the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6. Maj. Gen. David A. Harris,
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John McKelvey, Arnold Air Force Base Services Branch, AEDC Commander Col. Rodney Todaro and David Wilhite, Arnold AFB Civil Engineering Branch, cut the ribbon at the grand opening and ceremony June 20, 2017 for the Dogwood Ridge recreation area at Arnold Air Force Base. Dogwood Ridge has four fully equipped cabins with access to Woods Reservoir shore and beach area. Each cabin has heat and air, a kitchenette, bathroom, downstairs and loft bedroom, living room, and dining area. All cabins have a double bed, two twin beds and a futon which folds out to a double bed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Dogwood Ridge opens for lodgers
John McKelvey, Arnold Air Force Base Services Branch, AEDC Commander Col. Rodney Todaro and David Wilhite, Arnold AFB Civil Engineering Branch, cut the ribbon at the grand opening and ceremony June 20, 2017 for the Dogwood Ridge recreation area at Arnold Air Force Base. Dogwood Ridge has four fully equipped cabins with access to Woods Reservoir
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Default Air Force Logo Arnold AFB Natural Resources harvesting comes with some guidelines
When local residents or transient visitors pass through the Arnold Air Force Base Natural Resources area, they may have an intent to pick blackberries or gather firewood.Before any of these actions begin there are some guidelines residents and visitors must follow.According to the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, blackberries and
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AEDC software engineer Tommie Heard remembers his first day at Arnold Air Force Base almost 45 years ago as he departs on his retirement day June 23, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Heard, leaving how he arrived
After working almost 45 years for AEDC at Arnold, software engineer Tommie Heard is crossing over to test the retirement waters.As he sat in the Administration and Engineering building lobby for the last time, he remembered how it all started for him at AEDC – in the lobby.“I came to AEDC with a friend who had an interview,” he said. “While I
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Default Air Force Logo Small business outreach event offers information to vendors on doing business with AEDC contractor
The AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base will host a small business outreach event June 28 at the Franklin County Annex building in Winchester, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.“This event will educate suppliers and subcontractors on how to successfully do business with National Aerospace Solutions [the AEDC TOS contractor],”
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Annette McCullough Painter, AEDC Craft Fellow Five new AEDC Fellows to be honored
Five new AEDC Fellows will be inducted during a banquet and ceremony June 23 at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base.The Arnold Community Council AEDC Fellows Committee, which runs the AEDC Fellows program, the highest honor for AEDC employees, has selected this year’s winners. Two of the new Fellows are Technical, two Craft and one is
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The above is a chart of the AEDC 16-foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) Reynolds Number capability.  The Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T Reynolds Number capability has been expanded after the 16T notch testing conducted in April 2017. The area of increased 16T capability is highlighted in blue. (AEDC image) Flight simulation test facility expanding test envelope and reaching more test customers
The AEDC 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, or 16T, at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, is expanding its test envelope by achieving conditions previously not reached in the facility, and as a result, will be able to support more test customers. This expansion, known as notch operations and meant to fill in a portion of the
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