Pictured is a portion of the former Gun Room/Pilot Tank at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, prior to the renovations there to establish the Tunnel 9 Temperature-Sensitive Paint Application Lab. Work to refurbish this unused space began in September 2017 and was completed in February 2018. The TSP Application Lab has been operational since the spring of 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A.J. Spicer, an engineer at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, uses the facility’s new Temperature-Sensitive Paint Application Lab to apply a coating of TSP to a test article. The lab has been operational since spring of 2018. Unused space at Tunnel 9 was converted to make way for the lab, which is used to both apply TSP to wind tunnel test articles and continue the development and refinement of TSP formulations and application techniques.
Lt. Col. Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton is set to speak at the 2019 Engineers Week Banquet on Feb. 21 at UTSI. (Courtesy photo)
The 704th Test Group’s Holloman High Speed Test Track, operated by the 846th Test Squadron, recently hosted a group of scientists and engineers from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 704th Test Group leadership and staff from UTEP used this visit as an opportunity to discuss ways the two groups could collaborate. Pictured from left are Bryan Sinkovec, Lt. Col Mathew Wroten, Commander 846 TS; Robert Kirken, dean, College of Science at UTEP; Vinod Kumar; Robert Edmonds; Theresa Maldonado, dean, College of Engineering at UTEP; Bob Currey; Michelle Zeisset; Gregory Mckinzey; Ramana Chintalapalle; Thomas Gill; Carlos Ferregut; Arturo Rodriguez; Richard Adansi; Jose Terrazas; and Eduardo Quinonez-Rico. (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Bill Baker is now serving as Technical Director for the AEDC Test Operations Division at Arnold Air Force Base. Baker, formerly the chief of the Technology Analysis and Evaluation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, is pictured here working at his desk at Arnold AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Dr. Bill Baker’s first job at Arnold Air Force Base was in the AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility. His first test as a project engineer was one conducted in the 16-foot supersonic wind tunnel, 16S. The object of that test was to measure the transition Reynolds Number of the tunnel and to measure the boundary layer on the walls of the tunnel at flows from Mach 2 to Mach 3. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Tyler Walker, pictured, is the supervisor of fleet management at Arnold Air Force Base. He started his job in fleet management and analysis at Arnold Air Force Base in August 2017, and he was promoted to supervisor in May 2018. Prior to making his way to Arnold, Walker spent eight years serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Tyler Walker, who is now the supervisor of fleet management at Arnold Air Force Base, was once a K-9 handler as part of a special operations team with the U.S. Marine Corps. Walker served eight years in the Marine Corps. (Courtesy photo)
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman, AEDC Superintendent, speaks to a group of senior non-commissioned officers in his office at Arnold Air Force Base during a meeting Jan. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
One of the more recent tests conducted in the AEDC J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base was for the Pratt & Whitney Adaptive Engine Technology Demonstrator engine core, pictured here. (U.S. Air Force photos)
A F100-PW-229 ram engine, which powers the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, undergoes accelerated mission testing in the in J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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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.

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