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Toward New Horizons charted in 1945 a long-range aerospace research and development program for the nation, and led to the creation of what would become Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The report was authored by Dr. Theodore von Kármán and members of the Scientific Advisory Group he chaired for General of the Army Hap Arnold. Arnold asked Dr. von Kármán to study Germany's rapid development of advanced jet aircraft and other systems which almost allowed then-Nazi-dominated nation to win World War II. A similar effort in 1995 spawned New World Vistas, a blueprint intended to take American aerospace engineering into the 21st century.
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Col. Rodney F. Todaro
Col. Rodney F. Todaro
Senior Master Sgt. Charles. W. Hoyt
Senior Master Sgt.
Charles W. Hoyt
Senior Enlisted Leader
Dr. Mark A. Mehalic
Dr. Mark A. Mehalic
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Dr. Edward M. Kraft
Dr. Edward M. Kraft
Chief Technologist
Mr. Kenneth E. Jacobsen
Mr. Kenneth E. Jacobsen 
Director of Staff
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President Harry Truman
On June 25, 1951 President Harry Truman dedicated
Arnold AFB in memory of General Hap Arnold.
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AEDC AEDC is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates 32 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Read the full fact sheet here.
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