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  • Arnold AFB team conducts first test in specialized space chamber

    The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineer Development Center (AEDC) scientists and engineers are leading the way in finding solutions on Earth to complex problems satellites can encounter in space. A team at the center's space chamber research lab has conducted the first system checkout for the lab's Characterization of Combined Orbital Surface Effects
  • Arnold environmental scientists plan week-long Earth Day observance

    Environmental scientists at Arnold Air Force Base have planned a week-long observance of Earth Day. For starters, second graders from Broadview, Decherd and East Lincoln Elementary Schools are invited to participate in an environmental awareness project. The students will decorate brown paper grocery bags with environmental messages. The contest is
  • F-14D Tomcat dedication ceremony set for March 30

    In observance of Women's History Month, Arnold Air Force Base is dedicating the F-14D Tomcat static display aircraft at the Main Gate March 30 at 1 p. m., in honor of Navy Lt. Kara Hultgreen. Lieutenant Hultgreen was killed in a Tomcat crash in October 1994. Her determination and perseverance helped her become the Navy's first carrier-based combat
  • Arnold journalists win command media awards

    Two members of Arnold Engineering Development Center's Public Affairs Office earned journalistic and photographic awards. Philip Lorenz III, a 20-year Navy veteran who now works for Aerospace Testing Alliance, was the first-place winner in the Stand-Alone Photograph Category in the Air Force Materiel Command Media Contest. He took the winning photo
  • 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),