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Default Air Force Logo Be prepared for the unexpected
This week we exercised our "winter storm" scenario, and the event reminded me that with daylight saving time behind us, it's time to re-think our travel ops, particularly since many of us will be commuting in the hours of darkness. Our fall/winter transition brings wet weather, freezing conditions, dark roads and a spike in deer activity. None of
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Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day has solemn meaning for AEDC
In just a few days, we will join together as a nation, and celebrate the holiday specifically crafted to honor those who have made the freedoms and benefits of this country possible. On Nov. 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day.Like so many federal holidays, the history and establishment of this special day is not well known, but the significance of
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Default Air Force Logo A Second "Call to Arms"
If you're ever going to sink your teeth into one of my messages, please make it this one. What I'm about to share with you, and ask of you, is serious. Across the USAF, our teammates are suffering. We don't fully understand why, but the outcomes are real. We are losing members at an unprecedented rate, both military and DoD civilian. While we've
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Default Air Force Logo 2009 Annual Awards Banquet ... the hits just kept on coming
Now THAT was a banquet!! Huge turnout, home runs in every inning, and a finale that we will all remember. I couldn't have been prouder of both the team that put the whole thing together, to the nominees and winners I met on the stage. This was a night to celebrate AEDC's finest, and the teams serving as the wind beneath their wings.These events are
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Default Air Force Logo Partners...Our center of gravity
We enjoy a truly enviable posture here at Arnold. Not only are we blessed with a near ideal location for our mission, the founders also had the foresight to locate some "wind beneath our wings" literally across the base. For those that didn't know the history, the University of Tennessee Space Institute (aka UTSI) was located here specifically to
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Default Air Force Logo Team AEDC ... Always reaching out to others
Nothing makes a commander prouder than to see his team go "above and beyond," and while this is a long-time AEDC trademark, I'd like to showcase just how much your efforts mean to our center and our community. During the recent floods in Nashville, I offered our military and DoD civilians the chance to assist in the recovery efforts. I declared the
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Default Air Force Logo Commander lays out expectations for the mission
Wow!! What a fantastic first two weeks. As many of you know, Rebecca, along with Michael and Reanna, arrived about a week before I did, and her first words were "You won't believe this place!" She's absolutely right. I couldn't be more impressed by the professionalism, the commitment and most of all, the passion Team Arnold has for our mission.
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Default Air Force Logo Reflections on freedom
July 4, 2010, puts year number 234 "in the books" for this great nation, and for those who are keeping track, we also quietly celebrated AEDC's 59th "birthday." These anniversaries offer us a chance to look back and reflect, for just a moment, what a monumental event the beginnings of these two entities represent. We'll never know for sure, but
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Default Air Force Logo T&E days is a chance to showcase our efforts
One of the highlights of the year for the Air Force test community is upon us. Test and Evaluation Days (T&E Days as it is usually called) is a week away. This premier event is our once-a-year opportunity to meet and network with the full spectrum of USAF T&E. We have a unique challenge this year ... as the "hosts" all eyes are on us, and I'm
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Default Air Force Logo 2010: This is the year for a call to arms
For centuries, battles have begun with a "call to arms," the beating of drums, or sounding of bugles. Even in modern warfare, we initiate our efforts with some kind of undeniable "start." It's in our constitution ("the Congress shall have power to declare war"). The declaration matters to us. Maybe it's wrapped up in the human psyche, but we
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