Ron Moore, of RM Group Inc., teaches a class, "Reliability Based Design in Capital Projects," to AEDC team members May 15 at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. One of the objectives of the Test Operations and Sustainment contract is improving the manner of operations and reliability of testing infrastructure. One way to do this is through making reliability and maintainability integral to the design from the outset when pursuing upgrades. The one-day class was conducted twice to reach a larger number of AEDC team members. (This image has been altered by obscuring badges for security purposes.) (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Dick Nugent, right, the Safety, Health and Environment manager for National Aerospace Solutions, the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, conducts a safety walk with former NAS Integrated Resources Director Ben Souther, center, and Arnold AFB Cooling Water Supervisor Bob Thomas at the Woods Reservoir Primary Pumping Station in 2017. Nugent was recently named an American Society of Safety Professionals Fellow, regarded as one of the highest honors in the safety profession. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend) (This image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Glenn Liston, chief of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory High Speed Experimentation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, stands by a model of the X-51A WaveRider, an experimental, scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicle. In addition to his other career milestones, Liston said he is most proud of his involvement in the development of the aircraft. He will be retiring from Air Force civilian service June 30 after 37 years of federal service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain gives an overview of the complex to tribal historic preservation representatives May 21 during a government-to-government Tribal Consultation at Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) team RoboDores, which is sponsored by the AEDC Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program, attends the FRC Worlds Championship in Houston April 17. AEDC Air Force STEM has sponsored this team, from Monterey High School in California, for many years but this is the first time the team has gone to the world championship competition. The team finished 32nd out of 67 teams competing. The RoboDores plan to go back to Houston to compete again next year. Some of the students on the team are children of DOD employees at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex nearby. Pictured are the RoboDores with their robot. (Courtesy photo)
Chuck Mangino, left, one of the special guests during the Spring Camp at the Hands-On Science Center, teaches the campers the significance of Pi and gives them some tips on how to work on their memorization skills. (Courtesy photo)
Under the supervision and direction of Bill Boss, science advisor at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma, students fly glider planers as part of a weeklong Spring Camp held in late March. (Courtesy photo)
Sarah Klein, a security specialist with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, and her husband, Brad, Chief Warrant Officer 2 with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Support Squadron of the Tennessee Army National Guard, pose for a photo following Brad’s promotion ceremony March 30 in Murfreesboro. The couple attended the ceremony after helping seven children involved in a crash that morning on Interstate 24. (Courtesy photo)
An artist’s conception of the X-43A Hypersonic Experimental Vehicle, or Hyper-X, in flight. Several AEDC team members held a brief reunion last month to share memories and reflect on their work in support of the X-43A. Over 15 years ago, the NASA X-43A Hypersonic Vehicle set a world speed record for a jet-powered aircraft. (Illustration courtesy of NASA)
A model of the X-43 testing in one of the AEDC wind tunnels. The X-43, part of the NASA Hyper-X program, was an experimental unmanned hypersonic aircraft. It has since been replaced by the Boeing X-51 WaveRider. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Several AEDC team members at Arnold Air Force Base who worked at Micro Craft in Tullahoma during the heyday of the NASA X-43A program, come together for a photo April 25 at Arnold. The X-43A was part of the larger NASA Hyper-X program, which later led to the development of the Boeing X-51 WaveRider, a longer-flying, jet-fueled hypersonic aircraft. Pictured starting in back row from left are: Ronnie Long, Casey Crawford and Paul Sullivan; third row: John Nichols, Dale McKill, Bradley Rogers and Troy Bisby; second row: Derrick Burton, Don Thompson and Jeff Fulks; and in front: Barry Puckett and Bob Williams. Not pictured are: Tim Scott, Don Wilt, Mike Mashburn, Kim Vanzant and Earl Vanzant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz))
Col. Charles Roberts, chief of the AEDC Test Support Division based at Arnold Air Force Base, addresses the athletes and supporters gathered May 2, 2019, for the Tennessee Area 13 Special Olympics Spring Games at Tullahoma High School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

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June enlisted supplemental promotion results Congratulations to the 72 Airmen selected today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process and the CY19 Senior NCO Supplemental Board. The list is available by clicking the "Supplemental Promotion Selects" button on the right side of the Enlisted Promotions page of the AFPC public website. #AFPC #AirForce
June through September 2019 officer promotion increments for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major are now available on our public website. Click the graphic link to take you there! #AFPC #AirForce
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Commanders and superintendents attending the same leadership course - yes it&#39;s a thing here at AFPC. "Our emphasis on officer and enlisted squadron leadership will bring commanders and superintendents’ perspectives together, which benefits the Airmen in their units and the missions they perform," said Lt. Col. Joshua Hawkins, AFPC course director. Take a look at what these leaders learned about AFPC processes and programs.
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On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. Thank you for your service. Air Force Families Forever #WeRemember #MemorialDay
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