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  • New 704th Services Division chief excited about opportunities at Arnold

    From an Air Force brat to the new Chief of the 704th Services Division, Rick Ferrebee, comes to Arnold with new ideas and goals to make this one of the best recreational sites in the Air Force. "I am pleased to come back to base level after being at command for a couple of years," he commented. "I just like base-level because that's where the
  • Engineer marks career at AEDC with dynamic stability

    Even though Hugh DuBose has been retired from the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) almost as many years as he worked here, his years of contributions to the Propulsion Wind Tunnel's 16-foot supersonic and transonic wind tunnels are still lingering. Born in Mississippi and raised in Pensacola, Fla., DuBose remembers as a college student
  • Second chance at life proves viable for Arnold's Cheryl Roberts

    Not many people get second chances, but for Morrison resident Cheryl Roberts, Aerospace Testing Alliance Operations Center second shift lead at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), she got exactly that. In December 2006 Roberts was driving home, she parked the car and attempted to get out but couldn't feel the right side of her body to
  • Arnold gets new civil engineer squadron commander

    Col. Robert Bender, commander of the 704th Mission Support Group at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), hands the command flag to the new 704th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Saroya Follender. As squadron commander, she will be responsible for 24 government personnel and oversight of more than 400 contractors providing
  • AEDC gets new financial management director

    Col. Joel Speight is the new director of Financial Management and Comptroller for Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). As the principal financial adviser to the center commander, Colonel Speight directs all financial management functions for AEDC, including budget formulation and execution, cost analysis and accounting, finance services
  • Exercise puts Arnold's fuel spill response team to the test

    In June, a core team of 20 key Arnold Engineering Development Center hazardous spill response personnel, along with Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) firefighters, paramedics and security forces, responded to a simulated hazardous waste spill of 20,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel from the center's Operational Fuel Farm into the retention ditch behind the
  • AEDC machinist uses landscape scenery as inspiration for paintings

    Aerospace Testing Alliance Machinist James "Trapper" Landon always knew, even as a little, boy he wanted to live in Alaska because of the picturesque landscape and the endless hunting opportunities. "After I got married I went to Alaska on a hunting trip for caribou for two weeks," he said. "I realized it rained too much for me." Sometimes things
  • Arnold team earns award for technological advancement

    Teams from Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) and Advanced Fuel Research, Inc., (AFR) have been acknowledged as recipients of the 2008 Research & Development (R&D) Magazine Top 100 Award winners for technological advancements. AEDC honorees include: Ron Bishel, Don Gardner, Paul Jalbert, Kent Wilcher, Bradley Winkleman and Vince
  • Arnold Air Force Base captain is shooting for the stars

    Thirteen-year-old Catercia (Cat) Isaac sat in front of the family television, captivated by the images of the Challenger's crew and then the spacecraft as it underwent the final countdown on the launch pad prior to its ill-fated final flight. It proved to be a watershed event for the young teen. "For awhile I wanted to be a doctor and then all that
  • AEDC partners with Edwards AFB to test legacy jet as part of propulsion modernization program

    A long-standing collaboration between the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards AFB and the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) through its Technology and Analysis Program is helping propulsion integration engineers quantify performance improvements of an updated version of a legacy airplane. Capt. Chuck McNiel, aeropropulsion
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