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  • AEDC engineer, amateur 'beeologist' shares his passion for the outdoors

    Although born in Chattanooga, Bill Myers grew up in a rural part of Knox County - an experience that instilled what he refers to as "an agricultural bent" into his life. "My father tells the story that before I was even five, I would go to the neighbor's chicken house and steal eggs," recalled Myers, an electrical engineer who has worked for the
  • Morris Ferry area future taking shape

    A meeting was held here Thursday to discuss the future of Morris Ferry Dock. Air Force officials, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency representatives and Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart met to discuss and make decisions about the immediate and long-term future of MFD. The following decisions were made: 1. Pending safety inspections, public
  • Christmas Party draws another good turnout

    The annual Children's Christmas Party held Dec. 7 welcomed another big crowd for the third straight year. More than 500 children and their families traveled to the Arnold Lakeside Club to enjoy candy, cookies, cotton candy, hamburgers, hot dogs and other snacks, as well as visiting the guest of honor--Santa. Like years before, Santa landed by
  • In Person: Executive director settles into new job; looks forward to opportunity at Arnold

    With only a few days under his belt as AEDC's new executive director, Britt Covington is excited about the task at hand. "My first impression of AEDC was around midnight back in April coming from the airport after being delayed from a TDY in North Carolina," he explained. "I was coming down the main access road and I saw dozens of deer in the
  • Arnold Airman receives AFMC-level award

    An Arnold Airman has received a major command level award. Tech. Sgt. Naomi Bullock, Public Health technician at Arnold's Medical Aid Station, has won the AFMC-level Public Health Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award. At most Air Force bases, the public health technician would be responsible for the medical readiness status of all military
  • Tunnel 9 engineer Will Vodra marvels at dream career

    Ask ATA's Will Vodra how he got an engineering position at AEDC's White Oak Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 and he doesn't mince words. "Sheer luck," he said. "I had been working for 10 years in the semiconductor industry and it's a very cyclical industry. When the company was consolidated and moved up to Massachusetts, I started looking for a job." He
  • AEDC engineer named as an AIAA Fellow

    Dr. Frank Steinle, an Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) engineer at AEDC, has been elected as one of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellows.  ATA is the support contractor for AEDC. Dr. Steinle will be inducted as an AIAA Fellow at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala May 13, at the Ronald Reagan Building and
  • Collaborative effort at AEDC results in 'standard model' test in 16T

    AEDC has collaborated with NASA to develop a standard wind tunnel check model for wind tunnel comparison. The test was part of a complex project that centered around the aerodynamic testing on an existing, but modified, aircraft model to measure flow conditions in Arnold's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel in October. Wayne Hawkins, with AEDC's
  • AEDC contractor award fee announced

    Air Force officials announced the award fee for the Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) support contractor, Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA), today for the period April 1 through Sept. 30, 2008. The award fee determining official, AEDC Commander Col. Art Huber, approved an award fee of $5,304,000. This is the 10th award fee under the
  • AEDC and Edwards teams, UTSI Professor win Tennessee AIAA section awards

    The local Tennessee American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) section recently held its 2008 awards ceremony at the ALC. Awards presented included the Hap Arnold award, two Billy J. Griffith awards, a special award and the AIAA Booster award. The General Henry H "Hap" Arnold Award, the most prestigious award offered by the section,
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