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  • AEDC stands up ICBM Combined Test Force at Hill Air Force Base

    The growth of AEDC’s critical role in providing the United States Armed Forces with developmental test and evaluation support for the newest and premier weapon systems continues with the stand up of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Combined Test Force (CTF) to support modernization and life extension for the LGM-30 Minuteman III (MMIII)
  • 2018 Safety Focus Campaign announced

    The topics for the NAS 2018 Safety Focus Campaign have been announced. This campaign is a follow-up to the successful 2017 Safety Condition Campaign. During the 2017 campaign, employees identified over 800 unsafe or non-compliant conditions at various AEDC locations and, at this time, have permanently addressed over 500 of the identified issues.
  • Tunnel 9 moves closer to 360-degree TSP capability

    The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, has for some time considered a 360-degree capability for tests involving temperature-sensitive paint, or TSP, and has worked for about a year on ways to achieve it.Thanks to recent innovations developed after a customer’s need provided a push, the Tunnel 9 team’s TSP capability is
  • AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

    The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.The Hypersonic CTF at Edwards AFB is managed by AEDC, which is headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.A Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT
  • Gearing up to host area high school students for 2018 National Engineers Week

    Students from all over the Middle Tennessee area will be teaming up with AEDC engineers at Arnold Air Force Base to experience work environments and participate in competitions during National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24.As part of Engineers Week, engineers from the Base and throughout the local region volunteer their time to assist with mentoring
  • AEDC Tunnel 9 team members taking initiative in STEM outreach

    AEDC supports many Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) efforts throughout middle Tennessee impacting nearly 19,000 students in more than 60 schools since 2013 and has a program dedicated to STEM at Arnold Air Force Base.But the STEM efforts don’t stop in Middle Tennessee, the AEDC team members at Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in
  • AEDC team working to achieve FIAR compliance

    Over the past eight months, AEDC team members have been preparing inventory records for audit by certified public accountants as a part of the Department of Defense Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Program. Program priorities were established in August 2009 and require DOD Components to focus on improving the processes, controls,
  • Bridge to the Future event provides unique opportunity for prospective AEDC team members

    Bridge to the Future, an event hosted by National Aerospace Solutions, the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor for AEDC, provided college-age students of AEDC team members the chance to see where their family works and learn about the many career opportunities available at Arnold Air Force Base.During the event, the participants heard from
  • Swanson appreciative of Arnold experience

    Fearing that she would become too emotional, Kathy Swanson did not plan on giving a big speech during her retirement party.Instead, Swanson put her thoughts in a letter handed out to co-workers and colleagues in attendance. One of the things she emphasized in this letter was her appreciation to the U.S. Air Force.“The Air Force has been so good to
  • Arnold AFB Angel Tree supporters bring Christmas joy to 143 children

    When the call for help went out personnel across Arnold Air Force Base promptly responded; and due to their efforts, Christmas will be a little brighter for 143 area children. Arnold team members, local counselors and volunteers joined together recently to collect all of the toys and clothing provided by active duty military, DOD and contractors