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  • Acoustic emissions testing of air storage vessels at APTU is cost-savings effort

    In an effort to save money and have less facility down-time, a new technique was used at the AEDC Aerodynamic and Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) at Arnold Air Force Base to inspect the high pressure air storage vessels.Adam Fanning, Air Force Asset manager for the von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility, explained that high pressure acoustic emissions
  • You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do?

    Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do?If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety or even prove deadly.In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to
  • Team members honored through Employee Recognition Program

    The AEDC Test, Operations and Sustainment contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, recently finalized an Employee Recognition Program which honors team members for support to the AEDC mission.The TOS contract team members have given their support and talents to the nation and Airmen in technical and administrative expertise, leadership and
  • AEDC played integral role in readying NASA Cassini spacecraft for its launch

    On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft collided with the atmosphere of Saturn, thus ending its 13-year tour of the planet, as well as ending an historic era in the exploration of the solar system. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),
  • Team AEDC Spotlight: Data analysis is top priority to AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force

    Test customers are drawn to the AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force because of the tremendously capable people, the world renowned facilities and, now more than ever, the data analysis capability that AEDC offers.In the past, customers would bring their own data analysts when testing at AEDC facilities. As AEDC analytical capabilities have
  • AEDC senior leaders meet area veterans on Honor Flight

    Senior Master Sgt. Charles Hoyt, AEDC senior enlisted leader at Arnold Air Force Base, shakes the hand of one of the World War II veterans during the Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee trip Sept. 13 to Washington. D.C. to visit the war monuments. AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain was also in attendance for the visit, which honored veterans from WWII,
  • AEDC Commander visits with Rep. Scott DesJarlais

    Col. Scott Cain, AEDC Commander, speaks with U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04), during a visit to Capitol Hill on Sept 12. While in D.C., Cain and Senior Master Sgt. Charles Hoyt, AEDC Senior Enlisted Leader, also visited Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02); Congressman Diane Black (TN-06); and the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob
  • Project Management Institute presents “Project Management Processes” luncheon

    The Project Management Institute (PMI) Southern Middle Tennessee Branch is holding a luncheon meeting at the University of Tennessee Space Institute on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.Please join local project management professionals for a time of networking and learning. The guest speaker will be Roger Waldrep, PMP. Waldrep is a general manager
  • Protect the Power: October is Energy Action Month

    October is Energy Action Month and Air Force leadership is heading up a “Protect the Power” Campaign.Power is a critical asset for both Arnold Air Force Base and the community alike. Nearly everything we do revolves around power, from normal day to day conveniences like using a microwave or keeping your house cool in the middle of summer to more
  • Arnold AFB Legal Office provides rules for awards between Department of Defense and contractor team members

    Near the end of each quarter and again at the end of each calendar year, there is one activity common to military and civilian leaders alike: the nomination of individuals and teams for quarterly, annual and special awards. Good leaders recognize their people for the hard work and effort they put in to ensure the mission succeeds. Especially