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  • AEDC workers validate airborne surface to air missile simulator for flight tests

    A team at Arnold Engineering Development Center recently completed a successful series of tests to help protect low-flying military aircraft operating in hostile air space.Tests were conducted on a Towed Airborne Plume Simulator (TAPS), a missile simulator that can be towed 500 to 1000 meters behind an aircraft to test early warning sensors on
  • Purple Heart: Arnold Sergeant shares story

    Master Sgt. Bryan Larson thought he was deploying to Iraq as a truck driver. However, a few days before he left, he learned he'd be doing something entirely different this time - something he wasn't trained to do. He answered his country's call without question -- the fourth time since 1991. Instead of driving tractor trailers, he would spend the
  • AEDC earns world-historic site recognition

    Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) was designated as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Historic Aerospace site June 25, marking the center's 56th anniversary. AEDC was dedicated June 25, 1951 by President Harry S Truman in memory of General of the Air Force Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, World War II commander of the
  • Air Force officer is passionate about life, work and people

    There are probably not too many people who can say they are passionate about mowing the lawn. But that is just one of the things Maj. Kurt Rouser is passionate about. The major is passionate about everything in his life, from his job to his family, to people in general. Joining the Air Force was not a tough decision for Major Rouser. As a child, he
  • AEDC tests small NASA launch vehicle

    Unlike the many long-duration tests conducted at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), the hypersonic boundary layer transition (HyBoLT) test in the center's von Kàrmàn Gas Dynamics Facility's wind tunnel B was focused in scope with a fast completion requirement. The NASA experiment is scheduled to launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility,
  • Air Force Academy cadets finsih AEDC duty

    A group of nine Air Force Academy cadets finished up nearly five weeks at Arnold Engineering Development Center yesterday. The cadets were competitively selected based on academic performance for the opportunity to complete a research project or internship as part of the Air Force Academy's Cadet Summer Research Program (CSRP). The cadets at Arnold
  • Two Arnold sergeants earn next stripe

    Two NCOs from Arnold Air Force Base were among 6,002 the Air Force selected for promotion to master sergeant June 14. Tech. Sgts. Mike Dambrino and Marvin Gardner will be entering the senior NCO corps in the upcoming months. Sergeant Dambrino, a native of Gulfport, Miss., is a fuels quality assurance evaluator for Arnold Engineering Development
  • 2007 AEDC Fellows will be honored in upcoming ceremony

    The center will induct three Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Fellows during an anual banquet at the Arnold Lakeside Club June 25. All three of the new Fellows are retired center employees while Frank Langham currently supports Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) projects. The following are 2007 AEDC Fellows:Paul E. McCarty Mr. McCarty
  • Altitude testing at AEDC helps put Trent 1000 through paces of first flight

    Simulated altitude testing on the Trent 1000 jet engine recently completed at Arnold Engineering Development Center helped prepare the engine for its first flight test Tuesday. Rolls-Royce officials described the maiden flight of the Trent 1000 jet engine aboard a 747 test bed aircraft as "flawless." The Trent 1000 high-bypass turbofan engine is
  • Engineer goes over the edge for adventure

    In 2004, Alan Hale was rappelling down the sheer face of El Capitan, 1,000 feet down with 2,000 more to go - his life in the hands of his family, who helped rig the system. Dr. Hale looked down, sweat starting to form on his brow, but he was at ease. In fact, he was having the time of his life. His family and some close friends had hiked a total of