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  • Arnold team members volunteer at Special Olympics Summer Games in Tullahoma

    Arnold Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Richard Griffin marches in the procession with the teams at the Area 13 Special Olympics on May 1 at the Tullahoma High School stadium. (U.S. Air Force photos/Jacqueline Cowan)
  • Col. Briggs honored at retirement ceremony

    During a retirement ceremony held for Col. Raymond Briggs, right, May 11 at Arnold Lakeside Center, Maj. Gen. David Harris, left, Air Force Test Center commander, pins the Legion of Merit medal onto Briggs’ lapel. The Legion of Merit is an award given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
  • AEDC Woman’s Club wraps up year with special guest

    The May 3 meeting of the AEDC Woman’s Club (AEDCWC) at the Arnold Lakeside Center concluded the club’s 2017-2018 season of meetings.It was a great ending to a spectacular year with great programs, new members and lots of friends.Billy Ferguson, owner of Short Mountain Distillery in Woodbury, spoke to the ladies about the history of making liquor in
  • Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

    Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of a high-bypass engine in the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing at Arnold.According to Doug Hodges, test engineer with the Propulsion Combined Test Force, free jet testing at C-2 is typically
  • Robotics team sponsored by Arnold STEM competes at World Championship

    After qualifying at the regional competition in Knoxville, the robotics team from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro recently competed in the FIRST® Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.The team, Central Magnet Robotics, which is sponsored by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program,
  • Forest management essential to base land use

    The priorities of Air Force land use are sustainable mission support and stewardship.As a result, its forest management is not primarily dictated by traditional commercial forestry practices that emphasize optimal yields of forest products. Instead, the AF strives for ecologically-sustainable management of its forests to maintain the continued
  • AFMC releases accident board findings on McKinley Climatic Laboratory fire

    Contractor workers were performing structural repairs when a fire broke out on July 5, 2017, resulting in an estimated $30 million in damage to an air-mixing facility at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Ground Accident Investigation Board report.
  • Mustache March affects CGO growth

    The Arnold Air Force Base Company Grade Officers recently held a monthly meeting where some received awards for their mustaches they grew during Mustache March.Mustache March is an Air Force tradition that recognizes Vietnam triple ace Brig. Gen. Robin Olds for his bravery and leadership.According to an article from The Vintage News, it was written
  • Arnold hosts ceremony to honor Mehalic for Senior Executive Service appointment

    A ceremony to honor Dr. Mark Mehalic for his recent appointment to the Air Force Senior Executive Service (SES) was conducted April 19 in the lobby of the Administration & Engineering Building at Arnold Air Force Base.Mehalic assumed the post of deputy director for Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations at Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at
  • AEDC retirees offer advice on 16S return to service

    After the initial construction of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, it was one thing for the engineers and project managers charged with bringing the 16-foot Supersonic (16S) wind tunnel online to have the facility design parameters.Forcing the air to accelerate to four times the speed of sound was another thing