Ginger Dyer (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Brian Barnes (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Rick Hoots (U.S. Air Force graphic)
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.)
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.)
Mark Towry (U.S. Air Force graphic)
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.)
Kirk Rutland (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Kellee Pritt (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Amy Foster (U.S. Air Force graphic)
The first of two 550,000-pound test cell structures is pushed into the under construction Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility building at Arnold Air Force Base in May 1980. The test cell was transported to the site on a 100,000-pound, 72-wheel transport frame specially constructed for the purpose. (U.S. Air Force photo)
The test team from the 846th Test Squadron, the Joint Strike Fighter and the manufacturers perform final checkouts and configurations prior to a “worst-case scenario” F-35 static canopy test in which the ejection seat must push through the canopy at 0 knots, with an overheated canopy on March 27, 2020, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Timothy Gros)
In conjunction with the Air Force Personnel Center, the Air Force Materiel Command held a virtual hiring fair April 23, to fill open science, technology, engineering and mathematics positions across the command. This image shows a virtual room in the hiring platform where interested applicants could learn more about open opportunities and initiate chats with subject matter experts to learn more about working for the command. (Air Force photo by Marisa Alia-Novobilski/released)
Karina, left, and Kolleen Roessig work together to make reusable cloth face masks. The sisters are making the masks to donate to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo)
Arnold Air Force Base Contract Security personnel ask individuals entering the base a series of COVID-19 screening questions as a requirement to be allowed entry to the base March 23. The questions include if individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, locations of recent travel or if experiencing relevant symptoms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image was altered by obscuring items for security purposes.)
An HH-60W Jolly Green II sits under bright lights used to create heat in the McKinley Climatic Lab March 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter and crews experienced temperature extremes from 120 to -60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as torrential rain during the month of testing. The tests evaluate how the aircraft and its instrumentation, electronics and crew fare under the extreme conditions it will face in the operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
An HH-60W Jolly Green II sits in a frozen chamber in the McKinley Climatic Lab March 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter and crews experienced temperature extremes from 120 to -60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as torrential rain during the month of testing. The tests evaluate how the aircraft and its instrumentation, electronics and crew fare under the extreme conditions it will face in the operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
Chris Easterly, an ironworker, welds a joint on a C-1 pipe support stand April 1 in the Model and Machine Shop at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Easterly is wearing a welding helmet with a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) and a hood, which provides protection from smoke and fumes. The PAPR is not required for welding non-stainless steel, but is being explored as a risk mitigation option for when craftsworkers need to be closer than six feet apart to complete the task. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services representatives and community leaders assist in cutting the ribbon March 12, 2020, for the new Tennessee Department of Veterans Services office located in the Medical Aid Station at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Moon)

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.

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