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  • New TSS Division Chief assumes leadership

    AEDC Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, left, passes the Test System Sustainment Division guidon to incoming division chief Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette during an Assumption of Leadership Ceremony Aug. 9 at the Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
  • Arnold engineer recounts how he overcame homelessness

    Although Robert Duff is still settling into his new job at Arnold Air Force Base, he is eager to see what opportunities await him.“I’m really excited to start wrapping my mind around new challenges,” he said. “It excites me and inspires me.”Taking on challenges is nothing new for Duff.During the two years he spent pursuing his associate degree from
  • NAS leadership spreading safety culture message

    Contained within much of the work that goes on at Arnold Air Force Base are inherent risks.“If you think about it, we test rocket motors, jet engines, aircraft, satellite systems, and to do that we have to generate temperatures higher than the surface of the sun and colder than the cold side of the moon,” said Walt Bishop, deputy director of
  • JFC, AFSA team up for car show, barbecue

    Air Force Sergeant's Association Chapter 477 serves up pulled pork and sides July 26 during a joint event with the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council at Arnold. Funds raised by the AFSA chapter are used to support community events such as the Military Appreciation Day and the AEDC Children's Christmas Party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill
  • New position aimed at developing a resilient workforce

    Arnold Air Force Base will be increasing efforts to create and maintain a positive work environment. Lee Smith, previously the Installation Emergency Manager, has been named to the new full-time position of Community Support Coordinator and Violence Prevention Integrator.“Along with the workload increasing, we want to increase our focus on the
  • Cadets soar through the sky as part of Civil Air Patrol Academy

    During the Southeast Region National Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Glider Academy from July 12-20, 20 cadets from 11 states completed about 200 glider flights.The academy, hosted by the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, was supported by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Program.One of the cadets
  • New AEDC Flight Systems director aims to support, grow his team

    As of June 28, Lt. Col. John McShane took on his role as director of AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base.While new to the job and the area, McShane is full-speed ahead in conducting business as usual. “My goals are, first off, to take care of the people because they’re the ones that do the work. I want to find out the
  • NFAC test director and team recognized by the Vertical Flight Society

    The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society recognized Chris Hartley, AEDC test director at the National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex in Moffett Field, California, for his role leading Tiltrotor Test Rig, or TTR, activation and testing.As part of the organizations 2019 Chapter Awards, Hartley received the Award for
  • Students participate in STEM activities as part of 2019 Reach for the Stars Competition

    Area students spent a Saturday during their summer break to participate in a rocket launching competition called Reach for the Stars.Members of the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Coffee County Airfoilers, volunteers from Arnold Air Force Base, and Olga Oakley, the Air Force Science, Technology,
  • AEDC Fellow Milt Davis Sr.’s contributions remembered

    Milt Davis Sr. will be remembered as a pioneer of AEDC. His knowledge not only helped facilitate the development of wind tunnels in the early days of the center, but his expertise will be relied upon for years to come.Davis passed away on June 27 at the age of 93. During his more-than-30-year career at AEDC, Davis was involved in wind tunnel