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Award winners gather for a team photo with NAS General Manager Cynthia Rivera (center) and NAS Deputy General Manager Doug Pearson (far left) at the conclusion of the National Aerospace Solutions 2017 Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet held Nov. 16 at Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) National Aerospace Solutions honors team members at 2017 Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet
National Aerospace Solutions (NAS) Team members with the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contract received awards for their contributions to NAS and AEDC during the 2017 NAS Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet.Held at the Arnold Lakeside Center Nov. 16, each award winner was recognized by a member of the NAS senior management team and
0 12/04
2017
n/a AEDC played integral role in readying NASA Cassini spacecraft for its launch
On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft collided with the atmosphere of Saturn, thus ending its 13-year tour of the planet, as well as ending an historic era in the exploration of the solar system. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),
0 10/09
2017
n/a Team AEDC Spotlight: Data analysis is top priority to AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force
Test customers are drawn to the AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force because of the tremendously capable people, the world renowned facilities and, now more than ever, the data analysis capability that AEDC offers.In the past, customers would bring their own data analysts when testing at AEDC facilities. As AEDC analytical capabilities have
0 10/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Protect the Power: October is Energy Action Month
October is Energy Action Month and Air Force leadership is heading up a “Protect the Power” Campaign.Power is a critical asset for both Arnold Air Force Base and the community alike. Nearly everything we do revolves around power, from normal day to day conveniences like using a microwave or keeping your house cool in the middle of summer to more
0 10/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Arnold AFB Legal Office provides rules for awards between Department of Defense and contractor team members
Near the end of each quarter and again at the end of each calendar year, there is one activity common to military and civilian leaders alike: the nomination of individuals and teams for quarterly, annual and special awards. Good leaders recognize their people for the hard work and effort they put in to ensure the mission succeeds. Especially
0 9/20
2017
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,
0 9/20
2017
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
0 9/05
2017
Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Arnold Air Force Base Test Systems Sustainment branch, makes remarks at the May 18 acceptance and naming ceremony for the new crane, a Grove GMK5200-1 Hydraulic All Terrain Mobile Crane, purchased to perform routine maintenance of the test facilities at Arnold. The crane was named Windy (pronounced wīn-dē), after retired crane supervisor Windy Cunningham. Briggs mentioned after holding a naming contest for two weeks and receiving 110 entries, a committee determined that Windy was the best fit in honor of Cunningham, who trained several crane operators during his time at Arnold. Cunningham retired from his position after 40 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Acceptance and naming ceremony held for new crane
Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Arnold Air Force Base Test Systems Sustainment branch, makes remarks at the May 18 acceptance and naming ceremony for the new crane, a Grove GMK5200-1 Hydraulic All Terrain Mobile Crane, purchased to perform routine maintenance of the test facilities at Arnold. The crane was named Windy (pronounced wīn-dē), after
0 5/24
2017
During an innovation meeting held March 21 at the AEDC Model and Machine Shop, engineer Justin Garrard discusses a new technology that will determine the asset health of large electric motors at AEDC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Engineers present on innovations benefitting AEDC, its customers
A meeting to present innovative technical advances positively impacting AEDC was held March 21 within the Technology Innovations Branch.A major focus of the U.S. Air Force is to create an innovative culture in order to deliver war winning capabilities to the warfighter by inspiring and providing the necessary tools and support.This meeting allowed
0 4/12
2017
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