Participants of the 34th Annual AEDC Turkey Trot prepare to hit the trail behind the Arnold Lakeside Center. This year’s event featured a new location and post-run social hour at the ALC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Capt. Elizabeth Sewell and AEDC Commander Col. Jeffery Geraghty show off the turkeys they took home for being the first in their respective divisions to cross the finish line at the 34th Annual AEDC Turkey Trot. The 5K and was held Nov. 15 at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base. Sewell was the first female runner to complete the race with a time of 22 minutes 24 seconds, and Geraghty finished first among male runners with a time of 17 minutes 33 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Runners depart the starting line during the 34th annual AEDC Turkey Trot, Nov. 15 at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base. More than three dozen runners and walkers attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force team members and their families socialize during a cookout Oct. 5 at Arnold Lakeside Center as part of a Family Day. The Family Day event provided an opportunity for everyone to get to know one another and gave families some insight about the work being done at Arnold Air Force Base. In addition to lunch at the ALC, Aeropropulsion CTF team members and their families received a tour of some of the facilities on base. (Courtesy photo)
Mike Mills, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Fellow and wind tunnel subject matter expert, speaks to the friends and family of Propulsion Wind Tunnel team members at Arnold Air Force Base Nov. 2 during the Flight Combined Test Force Open House. Mills provided information on how the PWT facility operates and answered several questions. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Alex Baggett, a computer network technician with the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Base Communications and Information Technology Services contractor, OBXTek, installs a new monitor, left, for a Test Operations and Sustainment contract design engineer Nov. 14, at Arnold Air Force Base. The new monitor is larger with a higher resolution, which directly improves work ability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
A scale model of the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ undergoes testing at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. The goal of the wind tunnel test was to validate the aerodynamic performance and flight mechanics of Sikorsky’s X2 Technology™ aircraft. These configurations, which are being utilized on the SB>1 DEFIANT™, include a lift-offset coaxial rotor system, composite fuselage and rear-mounted pusher propulsor that provides increased speed. (Courtesy photo)
Junior Force Council members Rachel Garrard, Angela Bowden and Leah Lasater pack baskets with food items donated as part of the Thanksgiving Food Basket Program at Arnold Air Force Base. Arnold JFC members collected enough items for more than 30 food baskets for Coffee County families in need of Thanksgiving meals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Moon)
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer III Nicholas Fredrick, third from left, receives the Engineer of the Year award during the National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC, Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured, from left, is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Dr. Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Test Operations Engineer III Kevin Thompson, third from left, receives the Test Operations Engineer of the Year award during the National Aerospace Solutions(NAS), LLC, Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured, from left, is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Dr. Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Condition Based Maintenance Manager Donald Brandt receives the Engineering Analysis of the Year award during the National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC, Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured, from left, is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Dr. Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Electrician Journeyman Thomas Redmon receives the Craftsman Journeyman/Technician of the Year award during the National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC, Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured, from left, is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Dr. Richard Tighe and NAS Performance Integrated Resources Director Kevin Chalmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

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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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