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  • Arnold sergeant STEPs up

    A fuels specialist from Arnold Engineering Development Center was promoted to master sergeant through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. Commander of Air Force Materiel Command Gen. Bruce Carlson promoted William Whitt, 804th Maintenance Squadron, March 8. With a little less than three years at Arnold, Sergeant Witt volunteered for a
  • Lt. Col. William 'Bill' Hack takes charge as commander of AEDC's 716th Test Squadron

    Lt. Col. William "Bill" Hack took the reins of the 716th Test Squadron in a formal ceremony with the center's senior leadership, family and friends in attendance Monday, March 12. AEDC 704th Test Group Commander Col. Jeff Smith handed the command flag to Colonel Hack with the Propulsion Wind Tunnel (PWT) facility's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel as
  • Reservist marks ending career with last flight at Arnold

    Feb. 23 marked the end of era for one man at AEDC. Jim Crawford, an Aerospace Testing Alliance machinist, flew his last C-130 mission flight over Arnold Air Force Base, which signified his retirement. The Lynchburg, Tenn., native had served more than 30 years combined in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves. Retired Senior Master Sgt.
  • Tree harvesting debris clean-up to begin soon

    Travelers will soon see workers and more heavy equipment along several base roadways. After an 11-month tree harvesting project that ended in late October, civil engineers and environmental managers from Arnold are preparing for clean up sooner than expected. Keeping safety and the environment at the forefront, base officials changed the original
  • New vice commander on board

    Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) new vice commander reported for duty Feb. 26. Navy Capt. Robert "Bob" Roof succeeds Navy Capt. Christopher Flood who left AEDC in July 2006 for Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Md., as the chief of staff for the Navy's Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs. Captain Roof
  • African American Heritage event speaker issues challenge

    The guest speaker at this year's African American Heritage luncheon Feb. 23 at the Arnold Lakeside Club here put out a challenge to the audience to take action, to make a tangible difference in people's lives. Neville Thompson, a senior engineer in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Science, Technology and Engineering),
  • Final F-35 development tunnel test completed

    Workers at the Arnold Engineering Development Center here conducted the final planned F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pre-production development wind tunnel test Feb. 5, helping put the F-35 a step closer to manufacturing. "This was the last developmental test at AEDC for all JSF variants prior to aircraft production," AEDC Air Force Project
  • Arnold launches new Web site

    Arnold Air Force Base launched its new Web site March 1 with an increased focus on improving communication with the public. While the address, www.arnold.af.mil, is still the same, the look and functionality of the site has drastically changed, an Air Force official said. "The new site will allow us to better inform local communities, community
  • Center and Tullahoma fire departments flip-flop forces

    AEDC's and Tullahoma's fire departments joined forces to conduct training Feb. 22, with a group of Tullahoma's firefighters coming on base and four of the center's firefighters going to train with that community's department. "Tullahoma's fire department brought their HazMat (hazardous material) trailer and a 75-foot aerial platform truck on base
  • Air Force team evaluates 704th Services Division

    The Air Force level Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank Evaluation Team visited Arnold last week to assess the 704th Services Division facilities and programs. Arnold's small unit was recognized by Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) as the best small base in the command. They are representing AFMC in the Air Force competition recognizing the best Services