Sea Level Test Cells entering third decade with AEDC
1st Lt. Benjamin Sinemus works on clearing the first portion of the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig during a competition held at Arnold Air Force Base Aug. 28. Sinemus placed third in the competition. The rig and members of the Alpha Warrior team were at Arnold as part of an ongoing tour of Air Force bases across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Brian Allen reaches for the next grip during the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig competition Aug. 28 at Arnold Air Force Base. The rig and members of the Alpha Warrior team were at Arnold as part of an ongoing tour of Air Force bases across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Paul Ritter attempts to clear the “Battering Ram” portion of the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig while the crowd looks on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Tony Pennington, who placed first in the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig competition at Arnold Air Force Base, poses with members of the Alpha Warrior team following the Aug. 28 event at Arnold. Pictured from left are AEDC Test Support Division Chief Col. Charles Roberts, Alpha Warrior athlete Kevin Klein, Pennington, and Alpha Warrior athletes Tawnee Leonardo and McKinley Pierce. Pennington said he took away a medal and a “whole lot of personal satisfaction” for his first-place finish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Chris McKenna competes on the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig while members of the Alpha Warrior team urge him on. McKenna placed second in the competition. The rig and members of the Alpha Warrior team were at Arnold Air Force Base on Aug. 28 as part of an ongoing tour of Air Force bases across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Maj. Michael Davault nears the end of the “Globe Grasper” portion of the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig. The rig and members of the Alpha Warrior team were at Arnold Air Force Base on Aug. 28 as part of an ongoing tour of Air Force bases across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Staff Sgt. Alexisa Humphrey makes her way across the “Broken Bars” portion of the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig. The rig and members of the Alpha Warrior team were at Arnold Air Force Base on Aug. 28 as part of an ongoing tour of Air Force bases across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Maj. Mark Birdwell hangs around during the Alpha Warrior event at Arnold Air Force Base Aug. 28. The Alpha Warrior Battle Rig was brought to the base as part of an ongoing tour. Arnold Airmen were able to use the apparatus for physical training, and some personnel took part in a competition to clear as much of the rig as possible in the shortest amount of time. Members of the Alpha Warrior team were also on hand to demonstrate how to use the rig. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Col. John Tran (left), AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Chief, speaks to Senior Master Sgt. Michael Roberts in the TSS Office at Arnold AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz) (This image was manipulated by obscuring items for security purposes)
Col. John Tran, AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Chief (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)
AEDC test teams were conducting testing on the Rolls-Royce engine pictured here when facility crews at Arnold Air Force Base determined plant equipment needed to be replaced. The equipment was replaced quickly and the Rolls-Royce test was successfully completed prior to a scheduled maintenance outage for the engine test facilities at Arnold. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)

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Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource. View AEDC's fact sheet. View the symbolism behind our shield, shown aboveView/Read AEDC's Test Facility Guide.

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