A scope sits below an F135 engine ready to be used by a technician to inspect interior elements of the engine in an Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility test cell at Arnold Air Force Base between test runs. The F135 is undergoing Accelerated Mission Testing in the AEDC facility and is used to power the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
An F135 engine sits in an Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Engine Test Facility (ETF) test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee between test runs. The F135 is undergoing Accelerated Mission Testing in the AEDC facility and is used to power the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Scott Degenhardt, an instrument technician, uses a multimeter while checking equipment in an Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility test cell at Arnold Air Force Base between test runs of an F135 engine. The F135 is undergoing Accelerated Mission Testing in the AEDC facility and is used to power the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)(This image was altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes)
Lt. Col. Lane Haubelt, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Aeropropulsion director, administers the oath of office to newly-promoted Capt. Karlie Madden during a promotion ceremony Dec. 11 in an Arnold Engineering Development Complex test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
191218-F-GB367-0001: Test team members at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, who were recently recognized for their outstanding customer satisfaction gather together for a group photo. The team discovered a missing test article component and facilitated the fabrication of this component to ensure a customer’s test could be completed without delay. Pictured from left are Bill Betz, Will Vodra, Cameron Butcher, John Lafferty, Dan Lewis, Alex Ratushny and Bernie Kefauver. (U.S. Air Force photo by A.J. Spicer)
David Wright, who works in Public Affairs, shoots video at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Arnold Engineering Development Complex Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty presents an award to members of Salem Elementary School’s FIRST® LEGO® League team, the Salem Saint Brainerds, for winning first place in the Innovation Project during a regional qualifying tournament in December at Coffee County Middle School. (Courtesy photo)
Hypersonic Narwhals team members Karina and Kolleen Roessig, at right, pay close attention as 2nd Lt. Kodjovi Klikan, pictured second from left, an Arnold Engineering Development Complex team member at Arnold Air Force Base, reviews the score with a fellow referee at the regional qualifying tournament at Coffee County Middle School in December. Erin Geraghty and Felicia Goins, the other members of the Hypersonic Narwhals, look on. (Courtesy photo)
Arnold Engineering Development Complex Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, pictured back left, presents Hypersonic Narwhals team members and Coach Kristeen Roessig, right, with the Champions Award following a FIRST® LEGO® League regional qualifying tournament in December at Coffee County Middle School. (Courtesy photo)
Dakota Aaron, right, an eSTARR hardware engineer, and Calvin Davis, an instrumentation, data and controls engineer, check the new network switch and data source computers in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility T-3 test cell data conditioning room at Arnold Air Force Base, Dec. 3. The network switch and data source computers are part of upgrades to the test cell, including the new digital voltage scanners at the right. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
New Digital Temperature Scanners were installed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility T-3 test cell as part of upgrades to the test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, Dec. 3. (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!

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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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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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