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  • Air Force groups to receive recognition for alternative fuels initiative

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will present its 2007 Excellence in Aviation Research award to the United States Air Force B-52 Aircraft Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Fuels Research Team March 14 at Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio. This prestigious award is given annually to individuals or institutions outside the FAA whose research contributions have
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  • Fighting for the heroes who fought for our freedom

    Military personnel from Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) took time out of their busy work schedules to pay tribute to the men and women who no longer wear the uniform, but served their country with honor. The week of Feb. 14 of each year is dedicated to recognizing and showing appreciation to hospitalized veterans across the United
  • Event speaker honors a visionary pioneer and looks to the future

    Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) annual African-American Heritage luncheon provided the guest speaker, the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) director of equal opportunity and diversity management, with an opportunity to champion a civil rights pioneer. Lawrence Self, addressing those attending the Feb. 13 event at the center's
  • X-1 test pilot and former AEDC commander dies

    Brig. Gen. Gustav E. Lundquist,  88, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 5. He was the husband of Mary Taliaferro "Tolly" Parrish  Lundquist, who was raised in Martinsville.  As a veteran engineer and  pilot, Lundquist had been involved in aviation his entire life.  Commissioned in 1941, he  became one of the leading U.S.  Air Force experimental test
  • AEDC-tested Navy Standard Missile destroys errant satellite

    A single modified tactical Navy Standard Missile-3 was launched from the Navy's USS Lake Erie Wednesday in an attempt to take down an errant satellite before it entered Earth's atmosphere. According to Wayne Hawkins, Arnold Engineering Development Center plans and programs directorate engineer, the center has been testing numerous variants and
  • Back in business: World's largest wind tunnel picks up where it left off

    The U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center's National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) resumed its historic role in supporting space exploration with the recent successful dynamic loads and developmental testing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory's massive parachute. The MSL is scheduled to launch in 2009. The last test before
  • Arnold rated 'Excellent' by headquarters inspectors

    For more than six months, Arnold personnel have been preparing for the base's third Unit Compliance Inspection (UCI). That hard work paid off when the base received an overall score of "excellent" from the inspectors. "You can all be justifiably proud of this grade which is the result of a lot of hard work and perseverance to get to this point,"
  • National Engineers Week events scheduled for Feb. 17-23

    X-35 Chief Test Pilot Tom Morgenfeld to speak at engineers week banquet Feb. 20Thomas Morgenfeld, chief test pilot for the X-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, will be the keynote speaker for the Engineers Week Banquet Feb. 20 at the Coffee County Conference Center. He will speak about his experiences flying all three versions of the X-35 airplane.