After completing a 10-week Fly to Learn course, a student takes flight in a glider with one of the Eagleville Soaring Club’s glider pilots Aug. 15, 2020, in Eagleville, Tenn. Eleven students from Coffee County and West Middle schools participated in the program. (Courtesy photo)
Kubernetes is being implemented on the instrumentation system of T-38 aircraft for a flight test by the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 586th Flight Test Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Ashley Dement, an electrical technician lead, works on a rake used to characterize the flow of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel, March 24, 2020, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Master Sgt. Joshua Suggs is the branch chief for the Medical Aid Station at Arnold Air Force Base. He delayed his retirement when the COVID-19 pandemic increased the unit's workload. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Glen Lazalier, subject matter expert at Arnold Air Force Base, poses for a photo at Arnold July 27, 2020. Lazalier is retiring July 31, 2020, from Arnold after 55 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Moon) (This image has been altered by osbcuring items for security purposes.)
Lt. Col. Adam Quick, left, director of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Space and Missile Branch, briefs Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson as they walk through part of the arc heater facility Aug. 11, 2020, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Arc heaters allow for the testing of thermal protection systems in simulated environments representative of hypersonic flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
A renovation to the Visitor Control Center, shown here July 7, 2020, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. expanded the facility and upgraded the interior and systems in the existing section. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Landon Culver, an Arnold Engineering Development Complex Condition-Based Maintenance craftsman, sets up a Motion Amplification Camera, March 4, 2020, to help identify the source of excessive vibrations in machinery in the C Plant of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

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!

ID/CAC/Visitor Badge

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.

Commander's Action Line

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.

Coronavirus Information

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(931) 454-3000 or DSN 340-3000
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Frequent Phone Numbers

AEDC Public Affairs
100 Kindel Drive
Suite A-242
Arnold AFB, TN 37389
(931) 454-4204

Public Affairs cannot provide individual phone numbers, nor do they have the ability to transfer phone calls.