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  • Protecting the power, through resilient thought and action

    Imagine the power of our nation’s air fleet that dominates the sky from one corner of the world to the other, defying gravity, breaking the sound barrier, ignoring the weather and often even escaping the radar.Where does this airpower begin and end? It all starts with the ideation process where one great idea lights the bulb. Later, the winning
  • Arnold AFB Fire and Emergency Services encourages residents to ‘Look, Listen, Learn’

    Today, home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.The Arnold AFB Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association – the official
  • AEDC Fellow Phil Tarver’s contributions to the Complex remembered

    AEDC Fellow Jack “Phil” Tarver will be remembered for his contributions to the Complex after his passing on Sept. 30.Tarver was a photographer credited with capturing a number of iconic images during his 35-year career at Arnold Air Force Base. He received the honor being selected as an AEDC Fellow in 2015.Before beginning his AEDC career, Tarver
  • Caution urged as peak deer-vehicle collision season approaches

    Insurance statistics report that about 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions – or DVCs – occur each year in the United States resulting in approximately $1 billion in vehicle damage.Nationwide, there are approximately 175 to 200 fatalities annually.An analysis of 30 years of DVC data at Arnold Air Force Base reveals that October through January is
  • Significant investment allows for replacement of PWT Main Drive power equipment

    The heart of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base may soon beat stronger than ever once ongoing, multimillion-dollar upgrades to the equipment that make up the PWT Main Drive Facility are complete. Some work has already been finished, as brand new switchgear units have been installed along the PWT Main Drive. The
  • AEDC Turbines team attends national symposium

    AEDC team members with the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force attend the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium held Sept. 10-13 in Dayton, Ohio. The symposium is held every two years to showcase the current technology and testing efforts being explored by the turbine engine community. TETS draws an audience of approximately 1,000 engineers,
  • Innovative method used to fabricate and install equipment at C-Plant

    By implementing an innovative method for refurbishing the lower header ducts of one of the C-Plant heaters at the AEDC Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, craft crews were able to finish the project 7.5 weeks ahead of schedule and achieve a cost savings of over $195,000.According to Jeff Tate, Technology/Manufacturing planner and
  • Departing command chief calls for focus on commonalities, shared experiences

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason France is departing AFMC in September, 2018 to assume the command senior enlisted leader position at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. A 29-year Airman, France began his career as a military working dog handler before transitioning into leadership positions across AFMC and the Air Force. His departing advice to Airmen - military and civilian - is to continue to grow and mentor each other while maintaining a focus on shared experience to bring the best of Airpower to AFMC missions across the spectrum.
  • Air Force Light-Attack Experiment team wins Order of Daedalians Weapon System Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A multi-functional team of experts from across several major commands received the 2017 Daedalian Colonel Franklin C. Wolfe Weapon Systems Award at a Sept. 20 ceremony at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Club for their efforts during Phase I of the Light Attack Aircraft Experiment.The Air Force Light
  • Water update: Arnold AFB Water is Safe to Drink

    During routine potable water sampling on base in June 2017, AEDC discovered drinking water sources which had elevated levels of lead in the potable drinking water. The EPA action level is any detection above 15 parts per billion (ppb), or 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water (mg/L). These sources have been labeled, the water fountains have