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  • AEDC Fellow Dr. Stan Powell remembered for various contributions to the Complex

    AEDC Fellow Dr. Eldon “Stan” Powell will be remembered for his contributions to Arnold Engineering Development Complex following his passing on Oct. 5 at the age of 72.Powell is credited for outstanding contributions in leadership, sustained technical excellence and innovative application of thermophysics and computational simulation to ground
  • AEDC employee serving in Tennessee National Guard recognizes supervisor with special award

    While most employees strive to have a good working relationship with their boss, Andy Grissom, an electrical engineer for the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, thinks very highly of his supervisor, Terry Rayfield.One reason for this being that not only is Rayfield supportive
  • Modernization effort underway to keep Holloman High Speed Test Track on the rails

    To ensure the Holloman High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, continues its record-setting ways and serves as a hub for testing to enhance pilot safety and hypersonic systems development for decades to come, 846th Test Squadron personnel are exploring the modernization of the HHSTT rail system.Operated by the 846 TS, a unit
  • Vendors use AEDC sea level facility to perform validation of sensors on turbofan engine

    The same nine vendors who visited Arnold Air Force Base as part of the Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group, or PIWG, meetings last fall recently returned. This time, instead of simply viewing an engine installed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Sea Level Test Cell 1 and making plans to test, they put SL-1’s capabilities to use by
  • Arnold AFB home to more than 20 snake species

    Twenty-one species of snakes are known to reside at Arnold Air Force Base.The rarest of these is the Northern pine snake, which is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee. The pine snake is a large-bodied snake that can grow up to 6.5 feet long. It is not venomous, but if threatened will coil, fill its lungs with air and make a loud
  • Arnold Fire and Emergency Services urges base personnel to learn sounds of fire safety

    “Hear a beep, get on your feet.”“Hear a chirp, make a change.”Fire officials across the country, including those in Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services, want everyone to be able to distinguish between these sounds and heed their warnings.Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Learn the Sounds of Fire
  • Area youth show off their engineering skills in rocket launch competition

    Area students ages 10 to 18 competed in the annual Reach for the Stars competition, hosted by the Hands-on Science Center, or HOSC, in Tullahoma last month. The participants built their rockets Aug. 21, but due to rain, the launching portion was postponed until Sept. 12. Members of the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
  • Motorists urged to drive cautiously as peak deer-vehicle collision season returns

    Every year, there are more than one million deer-vehicle collisions, or DVCs, in the United States resulting in more than 200 human deaths.State Farm lists Tennessee as a medium-risk state for DVCs, with their nationwide analysis of data from July 2019 through June 2020 showing that Tennessee drivers had a one in 119 chance of being involved in a
  • Lance brings wealth of experience, love for area to new role at Arnold AFB

    Formerly the director of the U.S. Air Force Central Command’s Program Management Office in Al Udeid, Qatar, Col. Robert Lance assumed the duties as chief of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Support Division, or TSD, Aug. 6. As Test Support Division Chief, Lance will oversee the organizations providing medical, civil engineering,
  • Congressman John Rose visits Arnold AFB

    1st Lt. Adam Doyle, second from left, a test manager in the Propulsion Test Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), briefs Rep. John Rose, of Tennessee, about the engine testing conducted using the Sea Level Test Cell 3 (SL-3) as they tour the facility during the representative's visit to Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.,
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