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  • Seeing double: Identical twins take pride in serving their country and AEDC

    The Medley brothers are not the newest bluegrass/ country duo to hit Nashville radio stations, but rather Shannon and Steve are two good ole country boys who work at Arnold Engineering Development Center. They are also identical twins. Shannon, who says he's three minutes older, works in the Metallurgical and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Lab and
  • Main Gate to close for several months

    Beginning May 9, the Arnold Engineering Development Center's Main Gate will close for several months for roadwork and facility replacement. During this time, Gate 1 by the fitness center off Wattendorf Highway will be operational 24 hours a day. Gate 1 is a two-lane road and traffic congestion is expected. It is recommended that AEDC personnel
  • Project Pioneer: An engineer shares his great adventure at AEDC

    What would happen if we could look into the future? If Bob Ansley had told his grade-school classmates that someday he would have a hand in helping a man named Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon's surface and return safely to Earth, they probably would have laughed him off the playground. Ansley, who is 81, can look back at his 32-year career as
  • Former VKF engineer presents paper on Goddard at technical excellence forum

    Dr. Arloe Mayne, former Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) engineer in the von Kàrmàn Gas Dynamics Facility (VKF), presented a paper on Dr. Robert Goddard--his career and the first liquid-fueled rocket--at the center's technical excellence forum in April. The presentation was prepared in commemoration of that milestone flight. On March
  • Arnold engineers save millions with F100 test savings plan

    Collaboration between the F100 engine program office and test personnel at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) along with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney have led to reduced test cost for component improvement verification testing at AEDC facilities. Cost savings of $7.2 million were realized in the first test of
  • AEDC begins testing fighter engine to use synthetic fuel

    Engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) began testing April 29 a Pratt &Whitney F100 engine, the power plant for the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, with a blend of alternative synthetic fuel in the J-1 simulated altitude jet engine test cell. Once testing and evaluation is complete, this will be the first fighter jet engine
  • Mountain bike trail closed for hunting

    Arnold Air Force Base's Mountain Bike Trail (located off of Northshore Road) will be closed during the upcoming weekends due to turkey hunting. The 2008 Spring Turkey Hunting season is in full swing and hunters will be present April 25-27 and May 2-4.
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