Personnel at Arnold Air Force Base enjoy some good food for a good cause during a chili sale held as part of the “International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Kids for Christmas” fundraiser, which raises money to purchase Christmas gifts for area foster children. The Nov. 2 event, held at the Arnold AFB Power Control building, was widely attended by those on base. (U.S. Air Force photos by Bradley Hicks) (Image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Personnel at Arnold Air Force Base enjoy some good food for a good cause during a chili sale held as part of the “International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Kids for Christmas” fundraiser, which raises money to purchase Christmas gifts for area foster children. The Nov. 2 event, held at the Arnold AFB Power Control building, was widely attended by those on base. (U.S. Air Force photos by Bradley Hicks) (Image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Personnel at Arnold Air Force Base enjoy some good food for a good cause during a chili sale held as part of the “International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Kids for Christmas” fundraiser, which raises money to purchase Christmas gifts for area foster children. The Nov. 2 event, held at the Arnold AFB Power Control building, was widely attended by those on base. (U.S. Air Force photos by Bradley Hicks) (Image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Marine Corps Harrier Jump Jet store separation tests were conducted in 1981 in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Air Force Base. By testing separation of rockets, bombs, and fuel tanks (stores) on model aircraft in wind tunnels at AEDC information can be gained to qualify the weapon/aircraft configuration. This saves flight testing and sometimes aircraft and crews as stores released in some configuration/flight conditions can be forced by aerodynamic pressures back to the host aircraft causing damage or loss of the aircraft. (AEDC photo)
Engineer David Anderson inspect the 1/20-scale model of an F-15E Strike Eagle Aircraft and a sting-mounted Small Diameter Bomb during a break in the ongoing store separation test for the weapon’s development phase trials in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)
Leslie Hay, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist at Arnold, along with Sarah Harrison, USFWS Tennessee Field Office biologist, and Shannon Allen, chief of National Environmental Policy Act, Natural and Cultural Resources, join Arnold Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics director Olga Oakley to provide a “Celebration of Bats” to a group of homeschooled students recently visiting the Hands-On Science Center. This presentation was part of an outreach effort during the 2018 International Bat Week. (Courtesy photo)
As part of an outreach effort during International Bat Week held Oct. 24-31, Leslie Hay, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service liaison at Arnold Air Force Base, hands out informational packets at Café 100 in the Administration and Engineering Building on Oct. 31. Pictured is Hay, right, with Maurice May. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)
Leslie Hay, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service liaison at Arnold Air Force Base, shares information with Arnold team members during International Bat Week by setting up a display at Café 100 in the Administration and Engineering Building on Oct. 31. Pictured is Hay, left, speaking with Troy Smiddy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)
Arnold Air Force Base HVAC technicians Kevin Hill, left, and Ryan Benedict service a compressor for HVAC unit controls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Terry Rader, an HVAC technician at Arnold Air Force Base, removes oil from a small compressor. The refrigerant was previously removed from the compressors, and the oil is removed to render them unusable for future service. This is among a number of responsibilities of the HVAC crew at Arnold. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Duane Meadows, lead HVAC technician at Arnold Air Force Base, checks on an HVAC unit located outside of the Base Civil Engineering Building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
HVAC technicians James Kirksey, left, and Michael Gray perform general maintenance and repair to an HVAC unit outside of Building 1433 at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)

About AEDC

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.

Our Mission: Conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test.

Our Vision: Be the Nation’s best value test and analysis source for aerospace and defense systems.

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The Visitors' Control Center and DEERS office operates from 6:30am until 3:30pm (0630-1530) Monday through Friday. To ensure availability of required services please call (931) 454-5453.

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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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