AEDC electricians Carlos Bussche, at right, Chuck Kurtsinger, center, and Eddie Lee, left, check the plant control valves from a control room in the von Kármán Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes)
AEDC electricians Eddie Lee, left, Chuck Kurtsinger, center, and Carlos Bussche, right, check the plant control valves from a control room in the von Kármán Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes)
AEDC electricians Jimmy Newman, left, Andy Grissom, center, and Brian Roper, right, inspect the hookup cables for the pitch boom on the S-cart for the 16-foot Supersonic wind tunnel at Arnold Air Force Base. Pictured in back is Bradford Stirewalt looking on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
AEDC electrician Brian Roper, right, watches as electrician Jimmy Newman, at left, operates a transfer cart at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. The transfer cart is used to move a test model from Model Installation Building to the test cell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Brianna Sutton assists Bill Boss, science advisor for the Hands-On Science Center, during his presentation on the different light bulbs and the amount of energy each use. Boss, as well as team members from Arnold Air Force Base, shows students way to conserve as part of the Fall Science, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics Camp at HOSC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Reggie Floyd, Energy and Utility Program manager at Arnold Air Force Base, hands out certificates to the Fall Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Camp students who completed a lesson on “Protecting the Power” on Oct. 10 at the Hands-On Science Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
The students who participated in the Fall Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Camp at the Hands-On Science Center display the certificates they received for completing the “Protect the Power” lesson Oct. 10, which was presented by Kazi Mamun, Arnold Resource Efficiency manager, and Reggie Floyd, Arnold Energy and Utility Program manager. Pictured in back from left are Kazi Mamun, Bill Boss, Olga Oakley, and Reggie Floyd. Pictured in front are Hunter Travis, Jamison Szmodis, Russ Barnett, Sheng Fish, Eden Tirpak, Bella Vickers and Brianna Sutton. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Kazi Mamun, Resource Efficiency manager at Arnold Air Force Base, gives a presentation on the importance of conserving energy during the Fall Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Camp held Oct. 10 at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
Motorists traveling on and around Arnold Air Force Base are asked to always assume they are driving through deer habitat, but there appear to be areas at Arnold where deer-vehicle collisions are more concentrated and pose higher risk. (Graphic contributed)
NAS Electrical Engineer Drew Owens checking out new exciter installation for PWT upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)
Test Controller Randy Vinke and Flight Systems CTF Operations Officer Edward Mickle look over one of the recently-upgraded motors along the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Main Drive. Work on these Main Drive motors, new switchgear units and electrical exciter replacements were among the upgrades either now complete or ongoing in the PWT Main Drive facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)
Test Controller Randy Vinke and Flight Systems CTF Operations Officer Edward Mickle look over one of the recently-upgraded motors along the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Main Drive. Work on these Main Drive motors, new switchgear units and electrical exciter replacements were among the upgrades either now complete or ongoing in the PWT Main Drive facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend)

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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.

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

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The Visitors' Control Center and DEERS office operates from 6:30am until 3:30pm (0630-1530) Monday through Friday. To ensure availability of required services please call (931) 454-5453.

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