Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., center, commander, Air Force Materiel Command, initiates a discussion about diversity and inclusion with Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) senior leadership, July 8, 2020, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., headquarters of AEDC. Also pictured, Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, right, command chief, Air Force Materiel Command. Bunch and Cadell also held a diversity and inclusion discussion session with members of Team AEDC, including uniformed Airmen, DOD civilians and contractors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Col. Ernest Lincoln Bonner speaks after assuming leadership of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Division during a Change of Leadership Ceremony June 25 at Arnold Lakeside Center at Arnold Air Force Base.(U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Ronnie Long, an inside machinist, works on a part for a test model May 5 in the Model & Machine Shop at Arnold Air Force Base. Arnold Engineering Development Complex craftsmen are continuing to work while maintaining social distance as a risk mitigation measure during the coronavirus pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image was altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
Seven Hroncich, left, an instrument technician, Robert Bradford, center right, an electrician, Kevin Thompson, right, test operations engineer, Tim Mullins, an outside machinist, and others prepare for a test run in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Arcs Test Facility Control Room, May 5, 2020, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The Arcs Facility provides aerothermal ground test simulations of hypersonic flight over a wide range of velocities and pressure altitudes in support of materials and structures development. Team members are maintaining social distancing when possible and wearing masks when not so they can continue the critical national defense mission of AEDC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image was altered by obscuring items for security purposes.)
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett looks at a model of an F-18 Super Hornet in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel during her visit, June 18, 2020, to Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured is Dr. Rich Roberts, flight commander for store separation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Network Operations team members Troy Smiddy, right, and Ryan Eaves, work together in a storeroom, May 5, 2020, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The AEDC Base Communications continues to provide support to AEDC during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure fellow AEDC team members have the communications resources necessary to fulfill the AEDC mission. They are utilizing social distancing and when that is not possible, masks, as risk mitigation measures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring items for security purposes and cropped to emphasize the subject.)
Store teller Tina Lawson scans a customer’s purchases, as bagger Sarah Goldston bags the items, May 5, 2020, at the Arnold Air Force Base Commissary, while taking measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. The Arnold Air Force Base Commissary and Base Exchange have remained open to serve their customers throughout the coronavirus crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image was altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
Kevin Holton (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Neil Felver (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Lt. Justin Wilson (U.S. Air Force graphic) (This image was altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes)
Ken Young (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Sam Teat (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Marvin Greeson (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Ginger Dyer (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Brian Barnes (U.S. Air Force graphic)

About AEDC

AEDC shieldArnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) operates more than 68 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in eight 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/Read AEDC's Test Facility Guide.

Our Mission: To prove the superiority of systems required to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy.

Our Vision: Second to none!

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The Arnold AFB Visitors' Center is the single point of service for issuance of identification media to include Common Access Cards (CAC), military (including Guard, Reserve or Retiree) and family member ID Cards. The center also produces access badges/cards for entry to AEDC/Arnold AFB.

The Visitors' Control Center and DEERS office operates from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (0630-1700) Monday through Friday. To ensure availability of required services please call (931) 454-5453.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is such an important part of giving back to the community. Below are volunteer opportunities and resources available to base personnel.

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The Commander's Action Line is an integral part of the base feedback network. Always use the proper chain of command to address your concerns; if you are not satisfied with the response or you are unable to resolve the problem or concern, call the Action Line at (931) 454-6000. You may also submit an Action Line ONLY after the member has attempted to make resolution through the appropriate chain through the AEDC Intranet home page.

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Arnold AFB, TN 37389
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