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  • Peter MacNichols prepares for life after the center

    With retirement at the end of the month looming, Aerospace Testing Alliance's Peter MacNichols reflects on his time at Arnold Engineering Development Center.When MacNichols graduated from college in Missouri in 1962, the draft was still in effect, so "being of sound mind," he said, "I joined the Air Force." MacNichols completed officer training in
  • Betty Spray: A woman with her eyes always on the horizon

    Betty Spray is, by her own admission, someone who has always had clear goals in life. Toward the end of high school, she had decided on a career as a secretary. Once that decision was made, she said there was no turning back. An unwavering focus on whatever goals she set were the hallmarks of her life. She is also someone who has rarely, if ever,
  • Arnold Community Council works capital, advocates for Arnold

    The week of March 3, 22 members of the Arnold Community Council descended on Washington D.C. for their annual congressional visit. The council members not only visited the office of every member of the Tennessee delegation, but also visited congressional offices from nine other states from Connecticut to California to work issues that impact 
  • AEDC executive director heading home

    After nearly two years, Ricky Peters, Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) executive director, will hang up his AEDC hat in April and re-don his Wright-Patterson AFB hat as he becomes one of newest civilians to join the Senior Executive Service (SES) ranks. According to the Office of Personnel Management, the Senior Executive Service is
  • Former center commander nominated for second star

    Former Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Commander Brig. Gen. David Eichhorn has been nominated for promotion to major general by the president of the United States. The general is the commander of Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, Calif. As commander of the flight test center, General Eichhorn's responsibilities include the
  • Double vision

  • AEDC engineer juggles work and busy home life

    Kim Luther received some sound advice early on from an older sister, but never realized where life would lead her as the "middle child" in a large family from a small rural community in Middle Tennessee. "I was in the eighth grade when my older sister, who was a senior at that time, told me to go into engineering or computer science," Luther said.
  • Center’s executive director to head back to Ohio

    Arnold Engineering Development Center's(AEDC) Executive Director, Ricky Peters, is heading back to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to become the director of Plans and Programs at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Peters came to AEDC in August 2006. Before making his first move as an Air Force senior leader, the Brookville, Ohio,
  • Commander, professor to present papers March 20

    The Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) commander and an associate professor of aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas will present papers at this month's technical excellence seminar at 11:30 a.m. March 20 in the Main Auditorium. Col. Art Huber will discuss revitalizing the technical excellence of AEDC's work force and Dr.