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Chief Master Sgt Heckman (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Chief Master Sgt. Heckman begins his new role as AEDC Superintendent
It has been more than a decade since AEDC has had a Chief in the Superintendent role, with the last being 2006.However, as of June, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman has taken on this important role, and AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain stated that this is a major event for AEDC. "Chief Heckman's arrival marks a significant milestone in AEDC's
0 7/02
2018
Elvis Encalada, Jesse Labello and David Woods, engineers with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, have worked together to develop a telemetry package that will be used to transmit data when launching projectiles. According to the team, the use of this telemetry package will enable AEDC test customers to obtain critical data about boundary layer transition during hypersonic flight and hypervelocity impacts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Engineers at Arnold AFB develop projectile telemetry capability to study boundary layer transition
Engineers with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base are developing a telemetry capability that will be used to gather, transmit and record data when launching projectiles at over 25,000 Gs and more than 13,000 miles per hour.Elvis Encalada, electrical engineer at Arnold, commented that the use of telemetry arose from
0 7/02
2018
The AEDC Woman’s Club met for its last meeting of 2017-2018 on May 3 at Arnold Lakeside Center. Pictured with the May 3 guest speaker, Billy Ferguson (third from left), are Anne Wonder, Barb McGuire and Michelle Cain. (Courtesy photo) AEDC Woman’s Club wraps up year with special guest
The May 3 meeting of the AEDC Woman’s Club (AEDCWC) at the Arnold Lakeside Center concluded the club’s 2017-2018 season of meetings.It was a great ending to a spectacular year with great programs, new members and lots of friends.Billy Ferguson, owner of Short Mountain Distillery in Woodbury, spoke to the ladies about the history of making liquor in
0 5/21
2018
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
0 5/07
2018
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
0 5/07
2018
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
0 4/24
2018
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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2018
Eddie Mickle, left, work planner for the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, in a scheduling meeting March 26. Maj. Michael Knauf, AEDC Aeropropulsion Operations Officer, looks on at right. Mickle has been recognized by his supervisors for his efforts supporting the integrated schedule, which serves as a valuable tool to assess progress and issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) AEDC Spotlight: Eddie Mickle plays integral role in strategic scheduling for facility outages and maintenance
Eddie Mickle, AEDC work planner at Arnold Air Force Base, proactively fills a critical need for the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force by supporting the scheduling for outages and maintenance. For example, Mickle created a detailed, integrated schedule encompassing every project being worked during the 2017 summer outage.“Eddie [Mickle]
0 4/09
2018
This new 20-ton 20-202 bridge crane was installed at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility to replace the original bridge crane, which was installed in the early 1950s. The AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel management, AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contractor National Aerospace Solutions, the Arnold Air Force Base Contracting Office and the Arnold Civil Engineering Branch's SABER Contractor, SDVE, LLC, headed the acquirement of the new crane in an effort to avoid long downtime periods and impacts to PWT operations. (AEDC photo) Combined effort achieves timely replacement of crane at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel
In a unified effort, AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel management, AEDC Test Operation and Sustainment contractor National Aerospace Solutions, the Arnold Air Force Base Contracting Office and the Arnold Civil Engineering Branch's Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) contractor, SDVE, LLC, executed a very timely replacement of a
0 4/09
2018
Michael Glennon, AEDC Deputy Technical Director Michael Glennon first from AEDC chosen for RAND Research Fellowship
Michael Glennon, AEDC Deputy Technical Director, has been selected to participate in a Senior Development Education Program for the RAND Research Fellowship.Glennon will be on temporary duty to Santa Monica, California, for 12 months, and while there he will be working with other RAND Research Fellows employing advanced research techniques and
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2018
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