A Pratt & Whitney F100 engine undergoes Accelerated Mission Testing in the AEDC Sea Level Test Cell 3. Resources needed for testing, such as AMT, are loaded into the Integrated Scheduling System, now in use at Arnold Air Force Base, to predict and manage project performance through appropriate integration, de-confliction and optimization, allowing AEDC to meet its strategic, operational and tactical priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo)
AEDC team members Jamie Elam, left, and Jonathan Finn, apply a fresh coat of paint Aug. 9 to a TF-30 engine on display in front of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. The engine, tested in the ETF in the 1960s, was the first afterburner turbofan engine. The F-111 Aardvark, a multipurpose tactical fighter bomber retired from U.S. service in 1996, was powered by two TF-30 engines, and could fly at supersonic speeds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring items for security purposes.)
Jamie Elam paints part of a TF-30 engine that is on display in front of the Engine Test Facility, Aug. 9 at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette, right, new AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Division Chief, speaks with Flight Systems Combined Test Force Director Lt. Col. John McShane, center, and Aeropropulsion CTF Director Lt. Col. Lane Haubelt after the TSS Assumption of Leadership Ceremony Aug. 9 at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette speaks after accepting leadership of the AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Division during an Assumption of Leadership Ceremony Aug. 9 at Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
AEDC Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force Director Lt. Col. Lane Haubelt, center left, meets AEDC Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty after the Aeropropulsion CTF Change of Leadership Ceremony at the Sea Level 2 Test Cell at Arnold Air Force Base. Also pictured, Haubelt's wife, Marina, left, and Test Operations Division Chief Col. Keith Roessig. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Lt. Col. Lane Haubelt speaks after accepting responsibility of the AEDC Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force during a Change of Leadership Ceremony July 12 at the Sea Level 2 Test Cell at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Christoph Neisess, an Air Force Premier College Intern Program participant at the AEDC Hypervelolcity Wind Tunnel 9. White Oak Maryland. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
Luke Neise, left, and Bryon Harrington, participate in the Air Force Premier College Intern Program with AEDC this summer at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
National Aerospace Solutions, LLC (NAS) interns pose for a photo to commemorate their summer spent at Arnold Air Force Base. This group of interns, who are from colleges and universities across the United States, made up the largest group of summer interns NAS has had since starting its internship program in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Mike Dent’s treehouse, known as the “Zulu Brew Co.” has been completed since February 2018. Dent recently spoke at a Project Management Institute Lunch and Learn at Arnold Air Force Base and told colleagues how he applied knowledge used on the job when building the treehouse. (Courtesy photo by Mike Dent)
Gene Klingensmith, a friend of Mike Dent and a test engineer/ test manager for the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, was one of the many people who assisted in the building of the treehouse. (Courtesy photo by Mike Dent)

About AEDC

Arnold 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 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.

Our Vision: Be the Nation’s best value test and analysis source for aerospace and defense systems.

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