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  • Open Skies Treaty and what it means for AEDC

    In May, a Russian aircraft flew over Arnold Air Force Base for an observation flight as part of the Open Skies Treaty.The flyover was part of a mission allowed under the Open Skies Treaty, also known as the Treaty on Open Skies, which was signed by 34 participating nations in 1992 permitting each state party to conduct short-notice, unarmed
  • AEDC space chamber supports Ground-Based Midcourse Defense

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful flight test for a program that the AEDC 10-foot vacuum (10V) chamber at Arnold Air Force Base has supported for nearly a decade. MDA, in cooperation with the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and elements of the U.S. Air Force Space
  • AEDC Quality Assurance Program Coordinator receives 2018 AFMC award

    Stacey Lamb, the AEDC Quality Assurance Program Coordinator (QAPC) and Small Business Specialist at Arnold Air Force Base, received the 2018 Air Force Material Command Award for Outstanding Quality Assurance Program Coordinator.Lamb said she’s elated to have received such a prestigious award.“It almost feels like a bigger-than-life accomplishment,”
  • Two local high school graduates receive Bechtel scholarships

    Two local high school graduates, who are children of employees with National Aerospace Solutions, the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, were recently announced as scholarship recipients through the 2019 Bechtel Global Scholars program.As scholarship winners, Kayden Fletcher, of Shelbyville, and Drake Sizemore, of
  • VKF Wind Tunnel D officially returns to service as an AFRL research facility

    A multiyear, multimillion dollar effort has led to the successful reactivation of von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility (VKF) Wind Tunnel D at Arnold Air Force Base, officially ending a period of dormancy for the tunnel that exceeded its original run. Tunnel D is operated, managed and scheduled by members of the Air Force Research Laboratory High Speed
  • Gutierrez promoted to captain

    Capt. Johnathan Gutierrez, center, shakes hands with Flight Systems Combined Test Force Director Lt. Col. David Hoffman, during Gutierrez's promotion cermeony, May 23 at Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
  • Tunnel 9 heater system expert passing along knowledge

    Mike Metzger holds a unique position in the world. A system engineer at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, he is among a handful of people familiar with the Tunnel 9 heater system and the only system engineer ever assigned to it. The system is used to store and heat the nitrogen gas needed for testing operations at the
  • AEDC simulates deep space test for NASA mission

    Can man-made technology not only survive some of the harshest conditions in the known cosmos but also continue to perform its mission? SSL, a company under contract to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has called upon Arnold Engineering Development Complex to find out. Bao Hoang, SSL project manager, commented that, “AEDC has very unique test
  • Team AEDC members earn recognition during AIAA Tennessee Section annual awards ceremony

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Tennessee Section held its annual awards luncheon May 30 at the Arnold Lakeside Center. During the event, scientists and engineers, including multiple members of Team AEDC, received recognition for outstanding achievements.
  • Training for reliable success

    Ron Moore, of RM Group Inc., teaches a class, "Reliability Based Design in Capital Projects," to AEDC team members May 15 at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. One of the objectives of the Test Operations and Sustainment contract is improving the manner of operations and reliability of testing infrastructure. One way to do this is through