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  • Burgett looks to grow Arnold Air Force Base STEM program

    Julia Burgett remembers racing the cheetah.An enduring exhibit at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma – and Burgett’s personal favorite – simulates the speeds of several animals, including the speedy squirrel, zippy rabbit, deceptively fast elephant and, of course, lightning-quick cheetah. A

  • Wind tunnel witch creates spooktacular Schlieren

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex Fellow and Volunteer Emeritus Dr. Bill Baker helped conjure a bewitching supersonic Schlieren of a model resembling a certain Halloween staple.In 1962, while a student at Mississippi State University, Baker made an aluminum model of a broomstick-riding witch in

  • AFTC gains new test capability

    As weapon system designers continue to innovate for the defense of the nation, the men and women of the Air Force Test Center must advance the test capabilities available to develop and prove the superiority of those systems needed to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy.Members of the

  • Chickens first took flight at Arnold AFB 50 years ago

    Likely due to its peculiar purpose and unorthodox ammunition, its notoriety has waned little in the years since it was last fired.The S-3 Bird Impact Range at Arnold Air Force Base, widely referred to as the “Chicken Gun,” remains a point of interest during base tours, has been the subject of

  • AEDC Turkey Trot returning to Arnold AFB for 37th helping

    The recipe is simple.Mix a dash of fitness, a smidgen of fellowship and a splash of fun. The result is a pre-Thanksgiving festivity enjoyed by many at Arnold Air Force Base over the years.The 37th annual Arnold Engineering Development Complex Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run at Arnold will take place Nov. 9

  • Air Force ROTC Det. 218 visits Arnold Air Force Base

    1st Lt. Paul McCormack, left, speaks to cadets and cadre from Air Force ROTC Detachment 218 about the mission of the 717th Test Squadron at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, as the detachment tours the base Oct. 14, 2022. The 717 TS is responsible for testing aeropropulsion systems of aircraft and

  • Arnold AFB holds Sports Day

    Donna Spry, representing the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Wing Staff team, plays pickleball during Arnold Air Force Base Sports Day at the Arnold Lakeside Complex at the base in Tennessee Oct. 5, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

  • DOD increases basic allowance for housing rates for select areas

    In a memo on the subject “Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families,” Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III directed that basic allowance for housing be increased for active-duty service members assigned in the 28 military housing areas where the average rental housing costs have increased