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  • SBIR effort to enhance measurement of hypersonic wind tunnel velocities demonstrated at Tunnel 9

    The measurement of velocity in a hypersonic wind tunnel facility is no easy feat.Along with the difficulties posed by the extremely high speeds, the measurement process must be non-intrusive to prevent disturbance of the flow field, a possibility that is only heightened due to the low densities within the tunnel.But, thanks to a Small Business
  • New AEDC group working to create a more inclusionary environment

    The Arnold Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council met, albeit virtually, for the first time in mid-May.An overview of short- and long-term goals of the council was piloted. Member introductions were also conducted during the session.Misty Layne, who serves as chairperson of the council, stated this group provides the forum for sharing of programs
  • Arnold AFB program oversees cradle-to-grave management of hazardous materials, waste

    The test and evaluation activities that take place in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex facilities at Arnold Air Force Base at times utilize materials labeled as “hazardous.” However, Arnold has programs in place to safeguard its employees and the environment from hazardous materials and hazardous waste. As part of a requirement of the
  • National Radar Test Facility adds VHF capability to heavyweight turntable

    The 704th Test Group, Detachment 1 of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has improved the radar cross section (RCS) test capability at the National Radar Test Facility tenfold.“The VHF addition to our heavyweight turntable allows us to unleash our full RF [radio frequency] spectrum on all possible test articles that can be tested on our RCS
  • Prahl charged with leading Space Test Branch

    Col. Lincoln Bonner, left, chief of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Division, passes the guidon to incoming Space Test Branch chief, Lt. Col. Dayvid Prahl, after leadership of the Branch was relinquished by Lt. Col. Adam Quick, right, during a Change of Leadership ceremony June 24, 2021, at Arnold Lakeside Complex at Arnold Air
  • Blount promoted to first lieutenant

    Lt. Col. Michael Knauf, left, administers the oath of office to newly-promoted 1st Lt. Ryan Blount during a promotion ceremony May 25, 2021, in Manchester, Tenn. (Courtesy photo)
  • Gill, Vaught promoted to first lieutenant

    Lt. Col. John McShane, right, materiel leader of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Aerodynamics Test Branch, administers the oath of office to newly-promoted first lieutenants Ryan Gill and Riley Vaught during a promotion ceremony, May 25, 2021, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
  • Allen undertakes 26.3-mile hike to fulfill a wish

    A beautiful vista or a crashing waterfall is often the reward sought by hikers, but Shannon Allen undertook a recent hike to grant a wish for a child.Allen, the National Environmental Policy Act, Natural and Cultural Resources planner for Arnold Air Force Base, and hundreds of others trained for months to be able to complete the Make-A-Wish
  • Flyover debuts new paint scheme for 586 FLTS jet

    The timing couldn’t have been better.It just so happened that one of the T-38 jets flown by the 586th Flight Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, was in need of a new paint job as the 70th anniversary of both the Air Force Test Center and Arnold Engineering Development Complex approached.It also happened that this aircraft was set
  • AEDC Commander applauds community STEM event

    To coincide with the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 70th anniversary celebration at Arnold Air Force Base, the Coffee Airfoilers Model RC Club invited youngsters in the community to come out and try their hand at flight.The club hosted a children’s airplane toss competition June 26 at Coffee Airfoilers Field.This event was held to promote