A store model positions near one of the three weapons bays on a 10 percent model of the B-1B Lancer. For the first time since 2000, the B-1B is involved in testing at Arnold Air Force Base. Tests are currently ongoing to determine the effects a newly-introduced targeting pod for the B-1B would have on stores released from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Lt. Johnathan Gutierrez, test manager in the Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, looks on as a store model performs an offline simulation of store separation from a 10 percent model of the B-1B Lancer. Store separation tests are currently being conducted in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold to assess the impact a newly-introduced targeting pod for the B-1B would have on stores released from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks) (This image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Arnold Air Force Base firefighter Marvin Greeson battles a blaze in the “living room” of the simulator recently used by the Arnold AFB Fire and Emergency Services. The simulator replicates flames, smoke and heat firefighters typically encounter while responding to a structure fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Brandon Gunn, left, and Lee Brassfield, driver/operators with the Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services, move a firehose into position to battle an above-ground fire during live fire training. The department took part in the training Feb. 26-28. The training was carried out using a simulator capable of replicating the fire, smoke and heat firefighters would face in actual structure fire situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
The Arnold Air Force Base Legal Office was recently awarded Air Force Materiel Command Small Legal Office of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2018. Pictured from left are Ryan Mueller, attorney advisor; Lt. Col. Andrew Barker, staff judge advocate; Leslie McGowan, paralegal specialist; Greg Porter, senior attorney advisor; and Eric Norton, paralegal specialist. Not pictured is Capt. Janet Ashitey, deputy staff judge advocate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
John Washer, left, and his Air Force One teammates prepare then-Vice President Dick Cheney’s family to tour. Washer, who knows works as National Aerospace Solutions Industrial Security Specialist, was the area supervisor for security of the famed U-2 Reconnaissance aircraft known as Dragon Lady during the Joint Service Open House when the tour for the vice president’s family was requested. (Courtesy photo)
NAS Industrial Security Specialist John Washer, right, and the NAS Deputy General Manager, Mike Belzil, left, conduct Security checks bi-weekly along with Elise Sherrill, NAS Security Manager and Facility Security Officer (not pictured). Belzil is also the NAS Industrial Security Executive Sponsor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Members of the Coffee County Central High School Stellar Xplorers teams celebrate their recent recognition as Region Awards winners for the Southeast Region of the Stellar Xplorers. CCCHS Air Force Junior ROTC Team #2 received second place and CCCHS Air Force Junior ROTC Team #4 received third place. These teams were part of over 100 teams to participate in Stellar Xplorers competitions across the nation this year. (Courtesy photo)
Work continues on modifications to the Main Gate at Arnold Air Force Base. "We expect to be finished with the project completely by the end of April," said Josh Cooke, utility asset manager for the Test Support Division Operations Section at the base. The active vehicle barrier foundations are in place and installation of new fencing and overwatch building was scheduled to begin the week of March 11, Cooke said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
The crowd in attendance at the International Women’s Day event March 8 reacts to a humorous story Tennessee Sen. Janice Bowling shared during her talk at the Main Auditorium at Arnold Air Force Base. Bowling was invited to discuss how women are making a difference in Tennessee and her own role in state government. Members of the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base organized the event in recognition of International Women’s Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image was manipulated by blurring badges for security purposes.)
Tennessee State Sen. Janice Bowling speaks to a crowd at the Main Auditorium at Arnold Air Force Base on International Women’s Day, March 8. Bowling talked about her life and career and how she eventually became involved in state politics. As senator, Bowling serves Tennessee District 16, which covers Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren counties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Prior to speaking at the Main Auditorium at Arnold Air Force Base March 8, Tennessee Sen. Janice Bowling introduces herself to Dr. Richard Tighe, general manager of the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) contractor at Arnold AFB. Bowling was invited to speak at Arnold as part of an International Women’s Day event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

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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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