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  • Arnold Community Center receives top AFMC award

    The 704th Services Division has won the 2007 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Services Community Center of the Year award. The group will now represent AFMC in the Air Force competition against community centers world-wide. Arnold AFB last received this award in 2004. "This award validates all of our hard work every day to provide our customers
  • More than 40 area students participate in Job Shadow Day

    Forget Punxsutawney Phil. After all, he didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day. But, had he come to AEDC, he would have seen about 42 of them. Job Shadow Day gives students an up-close look at what a "real job" is like and illustrates how the skills they learn in school are put to use in the workplace. Local middle and high school students began
  • New Global Hawk configuration tested in 16T wind tunnel

    A new Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) configuration will provide advanced capabilities for the warfighter in the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. A model of the Global Hawk with the new configuration was tested in AEDC's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) to gather aerodynamic data to support air vehicle performance analysis and
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  • Engineers contribute to F-35 initial flight success

    The Dec. 15 initial flight of the new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, or JSF, came after more than six years of development and testing at Arnold Engineering Development Center here. The flight of the conventional takeoff and landing F-35 variant began at 12:44 p.m. CST at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, when the jet lifted off and
  • Fort Campbell Training

    The crackle of rifle and machine gun fire has been heard from the base rifle ranges all week during the day and into the evening as members of the 101st Airborne division Rakkasans make use of Arnold AFB facilities for training. Members of the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment commanded by Lt. Col. R.J. Lillibridge arrived last Sunday to set
  • Center testing strengthens nation’s missile defense

    Today at AEDC, scientists are analyzing new composite materials and engineers are testing cutting-edge rocket sensors and putting kill vehicles and kinetic energy interceptors into simulated orbit to ensure the United States triumphs against terrorists, rogue nations or any other threat. For the 17 members of the 718th Test Squadron (TS) and
  • Tunnel 9 combines cutting-edge capabilities for Orion

    A team at AEDC's Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 made use of conventional and advanced measurement techniques during the aerothermal testing of NASA's scale model of the new Orion crew exploration vehicle command module. Orion is a key component being developed by NASA to support the Vision for Space Exploration. The primary objective of the Orion
  • AEDC pumps almost $600 million into local economy

    Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) economic impact in Middle Tennessee neared $600 million during government fiscal year 2006. This is an increase of almost $45 million from fiscal year 2005. AEDC operates the world's largest complex of flight simulation facilities with a replacement value of more that $7.8 billion. The size of
  • Fort Campbell EOD detonates World War II-era explosive

    An aggressive campaign to educate and protect people who use and work in the wooded areas on and around Arnold AFB paid off in late December.A seven-person team from the base's Aerospace Testing Alliance Natural Resource Management Office discovered a World War II-era rocket about one-third of a mile off of Substation Road while burning