Welcome to AEDC

AEDC's greatest asset remains our people. Our dedicated staff is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of test and evaluation processes. From test technology development to design and fabrication of complex test articles, our expertise covers the spectrum.

This guide provides details on our facilities, capabilities and support functions. I believe that you will find it useful to your plans to relocate to AEDC.

Base Access

Arnold AFB requires unique employee and visitor identification badges for entry to the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.

For military and DoD Civilian Personnel: the Personnel office staff will submit the required paperwork to the AEDC Visitor Center for processing of your employee identification badge when they receive your PCS orders. Employee identification badges are issued at the Visitor Center adjacent to the Main Gate, upon arrival at Arnold AFB. Family members 16 years or older of Active Duty military assigned to AEDC will be issued identification badges upon request of the military member. Family members in possession of a valid badge are permitted limited access to the main base which includes the cafeteria and administration area(s) of the active duty sponsors' work center. Military Personnel staff process all requests for family member identification badges.

Contractors are issued an employee identification badge during in-processing.

The Visitor Center has a Department of Defense RAPIDS ID card machine and can provide Identification Cards issuance for all branches of services within all components (active, Guard, Reserve, civilian, family member/dependent) during the established hours of operation.

For issuance of ID cards, the military member and/or family member must have two forms of identification: 1) Either a current ID card or a driver's license w/photo and 2) a birth certificate, Social Security registration card, valid passport or voter's registration card.  Expired ID cards will NOT be honored.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CLOSED on all Federal Holidays)

For more information, contact AEDC Visitor Center at (931) 454-5453 or by DSN 340-5453.

Medical Aid Station

The Medical Aid Station is primarily designed to support active duty, family members, and select DoD civilians for routine and public health support services. Because there is no physician or dentist onboard, specialized healthcare and dental services for active duty and family members are obtained through the local community utilizing Tricare Prime Remote (East) and United Concordia Dental.

Qualified and professional staff serve our beneficiaries by ensuring they receive the right care at the right time through our strong community partnerships with Tricare participating hospitals and clinics. Our preventative health services and support ensure that a healthy and fit force are capable of meeting the many challenges that go hand in hand with serving our nation. Our courteous and friendly staff go the extra mile to provide our beneficiaries with personalized care, deployment readiness tools and support. A small clinic with a big heart, our patients and customers are our top priority. To learn more about the Medical Aid Station and services we offer, come by and visit today or call us at 931-454-5351.

Health services offered by the Medical Aid Station include:

  • Immunizations (please call ahead to verify availability)
  • Deployment readiness
  • Overseas screenings (active duty, family members)
  • TRICARE and medical liaison services
  • Medical/Dental records maintenance
  • Environmental and public health surveillance and examinations
  • Eyeglass Frame of Choice Program
  • CPR Training
  • Active Duty Sick-Call

Arnold Medical Aid Station
225 Von Karman Road
Arnold AFB, TN 37389
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on weekends and federal holidays
(931) 454-5351



 Arnold AFB Family Support Counsel Charter

The mission of the Family Support Council is to have a standing forum where issues relating to the quality of life for the spouses and families of AAFB are addressed and considered in the operations of AAFB. The Family Support Council will help be the cornerstone of the AAFB family support system, helping DoD personnel and families enhance their readiness and quality of life. To accomplish its mission, the Family Support Council performs the following primary functions:

 • Serves as the primary advisory body on matters related to family readiness to AEDC/CC.

 • Develops and champions, as needed, initiatives that increase the quality of life for the DoD personnel and their family members.

 • Establishes and maintains close relationships with off base and on base partners in the pursuit of outstanding support and care for DoD personnel and families.

 • Establishes close relationships and communication with DoD spouses.

 • Performs additional tasks, as necessary, to ensure the care and support of all DoD AAFB families.

For additional information, contact the Arnold Medical Aid Station at  (931) 454-5351

The AF 101 Spouses Handbook is a great resource for spouses new to the Air Force.  Everything Air Force from Acronyms to Zulu Time.  Even if you are a seasoned spouse, this book is a great read.







The Wingo Lakeside Lodge offers 20 rooms on the shores of Woods Reservoir.  Amenities include TV with Roku, DVD player refrigerator, microwave, Wi-Fi, community kitchen, laundry, and ice machine. Pet friendly rooms are available. To make reservations, call 931-454-3051.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Recreational Lodging


Military personnel at Arnold gain the best of both worlds when it comes to affordable housing.

General information about Air Force Housing, to include Arnold's housing facilities may be obtained via the following website:



Information about on-base housing within Arnold Village may be obtained via


Neighborhood Amenities:
Community Center; Arnold Lakeside Club; Lodging Facility; Athletic fields; Marina; Walking/jogging trail around lake; Woods Reservoir Beach and Recreational Area; School Bus service to Tullahoma School System

All military personnel must check in with the military housing office before making off-base housing arrangements.

Select the link Dispute Resolution Brochure to access tenant resources for resolving disputes in privatized housing.

For more information contact the Arnold AFB Housing office at (931) 454-7687 or by DSN 340-7687.

Commissary & Base Exchange

Arnold AFB does have a small commissary and a small Base Exchnage (BX) to serve active duty members, reserve, National Guard and some 3,200 retired members of the uniformed services and their families. However, there is NO AAFES service station (gas station) on base.

Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Fort Campbell, Ky., do have larger Commissaries and BXs within 100 miles of Arnold. Large items purchased at these BXs can be shipped, for no extra charge, to our BX for pick-up.

Base Exchange:
Bldg. 125, von Karman Rd.
Tuesdays - Fridays 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.,
Saturdays 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Sundays & Mondays - Closed
(931) 454-7153


SUNDAY               CLOSED
MONDAY             0730 - 1730
TUE-WED             0800 – 1730
THURSDAY          0800 – 1830
FRIDAY                 0800 – 1730
SATURDAY          0800 – 1630

125 von Karman Rd.
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-2600
(931) 454-5921/7249
DSN 340-5921/7249

Post Office

The AEDC/Mail Center (Post Office) is located at:
Bldg. 685, Second Avenue
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-6900

Services provided by the AEDC/Mail Center are:
Official business mail is accepted, received and processed for the below listed types of mail.

First Class Mail, Priority Mail, Express Mail, Packaged Mail, Parcel Post Mail, Media Mail, Library Mail, International Mail

Special services required for accountable mail:

Certified mail, Certified w/return receipt, Express mail, Express w/return receipt, Registered mail, Registered w/return receipt, Signature confirmation

Services NOT provided by the mail center are:
PO Boxes; Selling of stamps and money orders; Acceptance of all your possessions from a PCS
Personal mail is not accepted inside the mail center. Personal mail may be placed in the blue postal mail box located on the corner of 2nd Avenue, in front of building 685.
If needed During a PCS, contact your sponsor for assistance with having mail temporarily forwarded until there is a permanent address established.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed on federal holidays

For additional information, contact the AEDC/Mail Center (Post Office) at (931) 454-5577 or
DSN 340-5577.

Military Personnel

The military personnel office is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (931) 454-6410 or DSN: 340-6410.

Transportation (TMO)

Arnold AFB provides counseling and assistance with personal property moves to military personnel and DoD civilians. However, the TMO at Fort Campbell, Ky. is the primary shipping office for Arnold AFB.

Incoming personnel should contact the Arnold TMO office to receive assistance completing paperwork to request delivery of personal property through the Fort Campbell TMO. NOTE: At no point should you drive to Fort Campbell to do any of this paperwork. Our TMO office is happy to assist you in this process.

To start the PCS process, military members log on to the Defense Personal Property System at:

Transcom PPP: Office - Sign In (move.mil)

Contact Arnold AFB TMO at: (931) 454-7805 or DSN 340-7805
Contact Fort Campbell TMO at: (270) 798-7151 or DSN 635-7151

Arnold Air Force Base does NOT provide storage for privately owned vehicles (POVs) nor for household goods for personnel overseas.  People offering to sell or lease you a vehicle or household goods via social media should be referred to the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) for possible fraud and/or misrepresentation of their status.  OSI may be reached at (931) 454-7820 or DSN 340-7820.


All Privately Owned Firearms (POF) brought onto Arnold AFB must be registered on the AF Form 1314, Firearms Registration. The following are specific rules for registering, transporting and storing POFs on Arnold AFB;

Military Family Housing (MFH) residents are authorized to store POFs in their base housing quarters and must be properly registered with Security Forces NLT 3 duty days of storing POFs in your housing quarters.

POFs and ammunition is prohibited in base lodging, AEDC FAM Camp and all AEDC recreational areas. If you are in possession of POFs and or ammunition upon arriving PCS or TDY at Arnold AFB you must notify the gate guard so temporary storage arrangements can be made. Coordination with your sponsor in advance that you will be arriving at Arnold AFB with POFs is highly recommended.

You must be in possession of your copy of the AF Form 1314 anytime you are transporting POFs on Arnold AFB. POFs will not be loaded and will not be carried or transported in such a manner as to appear concealed. Ammunition must always be secured separately from POFs.

Registrants of POFs must ensure their AF Form 1314 is kept current. Immediately notify Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) at 454-5662 when adding or deleting POFs on the original AF Form 1314.

Shotguns, black powder guns and crossbows are the only weapons authorized for hunting on Arnold AFB and must be properly registered on the AF Form 1314. Privately owned handguns are prohibited inside the AEDC fenced mission area and all designated hunting areas. Contact BDOC at (931) 454-5662 or DSN 340-5662 concerning registration of weapons for hunting. For information concerning specific hunting rules on Arnold AFB, on-base hunting and firearms classes and hunting season dates contact AEDC Wildlife Management at (931) 454-5466 or DSN 340-5466.