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 It has since been replaced by the Boeing X-51 WaveRider.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)
AEDC team member Master Sgt. Matt Krueger carries the U.S. flag as fellow team member Technical Sgt. Richard Griffin waves, both stationed at Arnold Air Force Base, to lead the parade of the opening ceremonies of the Tennessee Area 13 Special Olympics Spring Games May 2, 2019 at Tullahoma High School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
AEDC team members Brian Allen, left, and Mark Jenkins, right, assist Sean Couch, a Tullahoma Skills Development Services employee, in maneuvering athlete Christie Tippy Pittman and her wheelchair into the track at Tullahoma High School May 2, 2019, for the Tennessee Area 13 Special Olympics 2019 Spring Games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Alfred Gregg, an instrumentation, data and controls engineer at arc heaters on Arnold Air Force Base, and other engineers work on a troubleshooting exercise during a class April 18 at University of Tennessee Space Institute on programming and troubleshooting General Electric programmable logic controllers. Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, National Aerospace Solutions provided the week-long technical training course aimed at new instrumentation, data and controls engineers. PLCs are used for process control automation in many industries, said Curtis Walters, a NAS-nLogic supervisor in the Control Solutions Section. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Arnold Air Force Base engineers work on a troubleshooting exercise during a class April 18 at University of Tennessee Space Institute on programming and troubleshooting General Electric programmable logic controllers. Test Operations and Sustainment contractor National Aerospace Solutions, provided the week-long technical training course aimed at new instrumentation, data and controls engineers. "The purpose of this effort is to ensure that our new engineers have the quality training that they need to perform their duties," said Curtis Walters, a NAS-nLogic supervisor in the Control Solutions Section. Another class will be offered in June. Ten engineers can be trained in each class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

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