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  • Engineers help demilitarize aging rockets

    Recently, Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) played a role in the environmentally-safe destruction of an aging Army Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rocket motor in the center's J-6 rocket motor test facility. El Dorado Engineering (EDE), of Salt Lake City, Utah, came to AEDC with a concept for a rocket disposal method and to take
  • Missile makes for 'stunner' of a test

    A recent collaborative-intensive effort at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) resulted in successful time-sensitive aerodynamic testing of a scale model of the Stunner Missile in the center's von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility Tunnel A. Stunner is a relatively inexpensive, short-range missile interceptor being jointly developed by the
  • Arnold's Dr. Lynn Sebourn - a man always on the go

    Dr. Lynn Sebourn vividly recalls sitting in front of the TV when he was a child, watching the first lunar landing and Neil Armstrong taking those historic steps on the moon's surface. "I was three years old; I remember how excited everybody was about it," said Dr. Sebourn, a Dynetics facility systems analysis team engineer. Dr. Sebourn said that
  • Air Force chief of staff visits Arnold

    The chief of staff of the Air Force made his first visit to Middle Tennessee and to Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., Monday to see and learn about developmental testing of current and future weapons systems. Gen. Norton Schwartz's inaugural tour of AEDC started off with a bang, literally, by witnessing a ground
  • Arnold's Pratt & Whitney field site earns ACE Gold

    United Technologies Corp., recently designated their Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) field office as an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Gold site. P&W Site Director Garry Blaisdell said this achievement took time and considerable effort to accomplish. "We don't take our ACE Gold status for granted; we all
  • Assistant Air Force surgeon general makes final stop at Arnold

    She can remember her mother telling her as a young woman that the only jobs she and her sisters were going to be able to acquire were that of secretary, school teacher or nurse. And a nurse she became. Maj. Gen. Melissa Rank is the Air Force assistant surgeon general at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling AFB, D.C. In this role she establishes new
  • Out of this world: AEDC Engineer enjoys illumination of the night sky

    He's intrigued with stars, but not the kind that walk the red carpet. Ever since Gary Hammock, Aerospace Testing Alliance engineering analyst for ranges and arcs, was a little boy, he has admired the stars in the night sky. At the age of six, his father bought him a planetarium and Hammock would try to mimic what he saw outside in his bedroom. "My
  • The 'dirty dozen' take on fire inspector course at Arnold

    Arnold Air Force Base (AFB) Fire and Emergency Services recently hosted a two-week Fire Inspector I Mobile Travel Team (MTT) course from the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. Daryle Lopes, chief of Fire and Emergency Services at Arnold, said this was a highly sought after opportunity, and they are proud to say a second MTT
  • AEDC's economic impact exceeds $728

    Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) economic impact was more than $728 million during government fiscal year 2008. This is an increase of more than $75 million and 11.5 percent from fiscal year 2007 and represents the largest dollar and percentage increase since fiscal year 2000. The total economic impact of $728.8 million includes the
  • Former commander kicks off new association's debut event

    The debut of the Arnold Association of Professional Societies (AAPS) featured former center commander retired Maj. Gen. Pat Condon as the event's guest speaker. Condon is the former president and chairman of the board of the Air Force Association (AFA). The event at the Arnold Lakeside Club Oct. 29 marked the official signing of the AAPS charter by
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