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  • Half-century of AEDC support for F100 engine approaches

    When the F100 engine was tested at Arnold Engineering Development Complex near the end of the 1960s, it marked the beginning of what would become a longstanding relationship.Throughout the subsequent 50 years, variants of the F100, the propulsion unit used to power the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, would undergo thousands of hours of testing
  • Arnold Air Force Base Thanksgiving tradition rolls on with 34th annual AEDC Turkey Trot

    There was plenty of novelty in the latest installment of a longtime Arnold Engineering Development Complex tradition. The 34th Annual AEDC Turkey Trot, held Nov. 15 at Arnold Air Force Base, featured a new route, new post-race festivities and new winners. More than three dozen AEDC team members and their families participated in the Turkey Trot.
  • AEDC hopes to spark innovation with new program

    In hopes of driving a culture of innovation needed to prove the superiority of systems to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy, Arnold Engineering Development Complex leadership has started its own Spark Cell.The Spark program, started by AFWERX, is a grassroots innovation program that empowers Airmen to bring tomorrow’s tools to the
  • Aeropropulsion CTF hosts Family Day

    Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force team members and their families socialize during a cookout Oct. 5 at Arnold Lakeside Center as part of a Family Day. The Family Day event provided an opportunity for everyone to get to know one another and gave families some insight about the work being done at Arnold Air Force Base. In addition to lunch at the
  • Family and friends of AEDC Flight CTF visit Arnold

    During an open house on Nov. 2, friends and families of Arnold Air Force Base were granted an opportunity to get an inside look at the AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force.Approximately 120 people took part in the open house, during which attendees were led on guided tours around the facilities making up the CTF, including the Propulsion Wind
  • AEDC teams improve design engineering capability

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex is in high demand for testing.In order to help meet that demand, AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment, or TOS, contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, expanded its design engineering staff in 2019 to support capital projects, test programs and the overall AEDC mission. But without the proper tools for
  • NFAC tests SB>1 DEFIANT™ military helicopter

    A scale model of the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ undergoes testing at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. The goal of the wind tunnel test was to validate the aerodynamic performance and flight mechanics of Sikorsky’s X2 Technology™ aircraft. These configurations, which are being
  • National Aerospace Solutions leadership celebrates 2019 Salute to Excellence annual award winners

    Team members with National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, received awards Nov. 5 during the Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet at Arnold Lakeside Center.Presentations were given for the: Quality Award, Safety Award, Security Award, Innovation Award, Customer
  • Arnold Junior Force Council helping feed local families through annual Thanksgiving food drive

    As part of an annual food drive, the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council members collected donations for more than 30 food baskets for Coffee County families in need of Thanksgiving meals.Baskets and boxes were placed at several buildings on base so those interested could donate nonperishable food items for the drive, known as the
  • Craftsmen keep largest wind tunnels in the world running at peak conditions

    They are considered indispensable. Those at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, who observe their contributions every day agree the craftsmen employed there are not only integral to the work at NFAC but play a vital role the Arnold Engineering Development Complex mission as a whole. “They are
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