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  • Fatherhood brings new frontiers: AEDC engineer climbs to new heights as latest chapter unfolds

    Anthony Watts is climbing an almost sheer wall of ice, pausing to look out at the view around him, the only sounds are those of his own breathing and a slight, but frigid breeze as it rustles his clothes. About 20 feet below, Watts can see his friend, Robert Baltz, waiting patiently in the cold for his turn on the rope to ascend the next section of
  • Brig. Gen. Joseph Lanni makes first visit to AEDC

    Air Force Materiel Command's Director of Air, Space and Information Operations Brig. Gen. Joseph Lanni visited Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) for the first time Tuesday. "I have met some great people," the general said. "The amount and quality of the people, infrastructure and the processes that are used to bring a great product to
  • NFAC team puts novel helicopter rotor system to the test

    Testing on a full-scale, state-of-the-art helicopter rotor system for a Department of Defense customer is underway at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, Calif. This marks the first military test entry since the wind tunnel complex was reactivated to
  • Young worker brings joy to important meal of the day

    She's not a rock star, actress or famous TV personality, but she has a fan base at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). "She" is Olivia McCurry, dishwasher for Eurest Dining Services in the A&E cafeteria and wrap maker extraordinaire. Wrap day has become an AEDC "must have" and McCurry makes every wrap taste a little better with her
  • AEDC contributes to Air Force's first supersonic flight using synthetic fuel

    Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) has played a significant role in supporting the recent flight of a B-1B Lancer powered by an alternative fuel mix. The B-1B, from the 9th Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, was the first Air Force aircraft to fly at supersonic speed using a 50/50 blend of synthetic and petroleum-based fuels.
  • Morris Ferry Dock lease to end this year

    Air Force officials announced Monday that the land lease to operate Morris Ferry Dock has been extended until Sept. 30 but will not be renewed or re-competed after that date. "The Air Force based its decision on the fact that the original intent of the dock is far less relevant today and its assessment that taxpayer dollars to sustain the dock' s