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  • AF Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Online Enrollment System launches

    August marks the launch of the Air Force Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Online Enrollment System (SOES).Yes, another Air Force icon form is going digital.SOES is an enterprise solution developed by the Department of Defense and the Veteran Benefits Administration, so you know it is going to be awesome.Transitioning from the paper-based
  • Col. Cain presents grant to Hands-On Science Center

    Col. Scott A. Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, presents a grant check for $48,886 to board members of the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma on behalf of the U.S. Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, Aug. 15, 2017, at the AEDC headquarters building. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick
  • Team AEDC joins in recognizing 40th anniversary of the launch of NASA Voyager 1 and 2

    NASA Voyager 1 and 2 will reach 40 years of operation in August and September, and AEDC test teams played a part in testing the space systems for this program prior to their launch.Voyager 2 lifted off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral on Aug. 20, 1977, with its twin launching a couple weeks later on Sept. 5, 1977.In 1965, NASA tasked AEDC
  • AEDC testing helps lead to the successful deployment of NASA Roll-Out Solar Array technology

    Testing in an AEDC space chamber at Arnold Air Force Base helped in preparing the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) for its successful experimental deployment at the International Space Station on June 26.ROSA is a flexible, lightweight and rollable solar panel. According to Michael Malloy, AEDC test engineer and John Claybrook, AEDC Space and Missiles
  • 704th Test Group hosts light attack platform capability event

    As part of the Light Attack Experimentation Campaign, Air Force senior leaders and international visitors were in attendance Aug. 9 for a live-fly capability assessment of off-the-shelf light attack aircraft hosted by the 704th Test Group at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.The 704th Test Group is a unit of AEDC, which is headquartered at Arnold
  • Cadets take flight as part of Glider Academy held in Tullahoma

    Twenty cadets from 12 different states participated in the week-long South East Region (SER) National Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Glider Academy from July 8-14 at the Tullahoma Municipal Airport.The academy, hosted by the Beechcraft Heritage Museum, was supported by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM)
  • AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain introduces himself, outlines his plans

    July was a busy month at Arnold Air Force Base, with Col. Rodney Todaro passing the AEDC guidon over to new Commander, Col. Scott Cain.As a way to introduce himself to the workforce at Arnold, Col. Cain provided information through a “Who am I?” presentation during a recent Commander’s Call meeting.One of Cain’s first comments emphasized the
  • AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine

    Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS), has brought about the reopening of the AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base.Prior to this, T-11 had not been testing in at least a decade.EPS project manager Tom Guelzow explained that the testing at T-11 was
  • Deer-vehicle collisions declining at Arnold

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that 1.3 million deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) occur each year in the U.S. resulting in approximately $1 billion in vehicle damage.Nationwide there are an average of around 200 fatalities annually.While the annual rate of DVCs is highly variable at Arnold Air Force Base, there has been a
  • Lt. Col. Hoffman becomes director of the Flight Systems Combined Test Force

    Lt. Col. David Hoffman, right, becomes director of the Flight Systems Combined Test Force (TSTW) during a Change of Directorship ceremony July 21 inside the Model Installation Building, part of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Test Facility, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. Col. Timothy West, (left) chief of the AEDC Test Operations Division, passes