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  • AFMC capability roadmap key to evolutionary supply chain risk management

    Modern supply chain risk management requires a “cradle-to-grave” approach that accounts for risks from the time a requirement is identified through development, sustainment and ultimate retirement of the same. A comprehensive, cohesive capability roadmap for SCRM is the driving force behind the work of a cross-functional team led by the Air Force Materiel Command’s Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate.
  • Power Control team hosts chili sale to raise money for area foster children

    The varieties of homemade chili recently prepared and sold by personnel in the Power Control Building not only served to warm up many across Arnold Air Force Base on a crisp autumn day, the vittles will also help make Christmas a little brighter for a number of children in the area.The chili was sold as part of the “International Brotherhood of
  • 2018 marks golden anniversary of AEDC 4-foot transonic wind tunnel

    Thanks to advancements made in the wake of U.S. Air Force captain and test pilot Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier in 1947, a new generation of aircraft was pushing the speed envelope like never before by the mid-1960s. The benefits of such progress were obvious but also gave rise to new concerns. Engineers were working with
  • Area students, Arnold team members learn how to “Be a Bat Hero”

    As part of an educational outreach effort during International Bat Week held Oct. 24-31, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arnold Air Force Base biologists held presentations at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma and on base to provide information on bats and how they play a vital role in the environment.The 2018 theme for International Bat
  • AFMC unleashes $4.6 million in FY18 Squadron Innovation Funds

    When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018.
  • HVAC crew keeps things cool while taking heat

    Duane Meadows admits he and members of his crew don’t always receive a warm welcome when they show up around Arnold Air Force Base.“We’re probably the most hated craft, but we’re the most loved at the same time depending on what we’ve got to do,” he said.But Meadows is understanding when met with a cold reception. As the lead HVAC technician at
  • Military appreciation picnic hosts serve up food and fun to past, present and future service members

    Tullahoma resident Wilford “J.J.” Johnson wasn’t sure what to expect as he made his way to Arnold Lakeside Center last month to attend a gathering of retired military, veterans and active-duty service members.“Normally, when you have things like this, you have just a few people,” he said.But Johnson, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-93
  • Capability extension expected to have major impact in hypersonic testing

    With the surging demand for hypersonic development, many of the tools used in the transonic and supersonic regimes to provide analysis and measurements must be extended to meet the new capability.One such tool under development is Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program CREATE™-AV Kestrel, an easy-to-use software used
  • Industrial hygienists, union stewards and craft work together to meet stricter safety standards

    In an effort to meet more stringent safety standards now in place for welders and pipefitters, the Safety, Health and Environmental personnel at Arnold Air Force Base are working with union stewards of the Air Engineering Metal Trades Council and other craft team members to make adjustments and implement new equipment. According to Bing Bragg, an
  • 33rd Annual Arnold AFB Turkey Trot set for Nov. 16

    Last year, a pre-Thanksgiving tradition returned to Arnold Air Force Base. Now, it’s time for a second helping. The 33rd annual AEDC Turkey Trot is set for Nov. 16 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Administration & Engineering Building. Check-in for the race will begin at 2 p.m. The 5K, or approximately 3.1-mile run, will take participants