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  • Team AEDC craft workers making exercise a priority

    Safety boots and blue jeans are not typical workout clothing, unless you’re a busy craft worker at Arnold Air Force Base.As the workload increased and the workday grew longer for Pipefitter Steward Mike Lance, his workout time disappeared. After a couple months, he decided to forego lunch for exercise.“I told some of them (his co-workers), I said,
  • Area students participate in CyberPatriot Advanced CyberCamp

    Air Force Association CyberPatriot Advanced CyberCamp was June 17-21 at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. The camp is sponsored by the Arnold Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program. Those participating in the CyberCamp were area middle school students ages 11-14. Many of them are members of their school’s
  • Woman’s visit to Arnold brings back memories of her family, childhood

    Touching an X-15 model in the A&E Lobby at Arnold Air Force Base, Annette Freres became emotional as she imagined her father doing the same decades earlier as an engineer working at Arnold.Freres recently had the opportunity to visit Arnold AFB, along with her daughter Michelle and high school friend Bob Hyde.Though she’s currently a resident of
  • Open Skies Treaty and what it means for AEDC

    In May, a Russian aircraft flew over Arnold Air Force Base for an observation flight as part of the Open Skies Treaty.The flyover was part of a mission allowed under the Open Skies Treaty, also known as the Treaty on Open Skies, which was signed by 34 participating nations in 1992 permitting each state party to conduct short-notice, unarmed
  • AEDC space chamber supports Ground-Based Midcourse Defense

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful flight test for a program that the AEDC 10-foot vacuum (10V) chamber at Arnold Air Force Base has supported for nearly a decade. MDA, in cooperation with the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and elements of the U.S. Air Force Space
  • AEDC Quality Assurance Program Coordinator receives 2018 AFMC award

    Stacey Lamb, the AEDC Quality Assurance Program Coordinator (QAPC) and Small Business Specialist at Arnold Air Force Base, received the 2018 Air Force Material Command Award for Outstanding Quality Assurance Program Coordinator.Lamb said she’s elated to have received such a prestigious award.“It almost feels like a bigger-than-life accomplishment,”
  • Two local high school graduates receive Bechtel scholarships

    Two local high school graduates, who are children of employees with National Aerospace Solutions, the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, were recently announced as scholarship recipients through the 2019 Bechtel Global Scholars program.As scholarship winners, Kayden Fletcher, of Shelbyville, and Drake Sizemore, of
  • VKF Wind Tunnel D officially returns to service as an AFRL research facility

    A multiyear, multimillion dollar effort has led to the successful reactivation of von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility (VKF) Wind Tunnel D at Arnold Air Force Base, officially ending a period of dormancy for the tunnel that exceeded its original run. Tunnel D is operated, managed and scheduled by members of the Air Force Research Laboratory High Speed
  • Gutierrez promoted to captain

    Capt. Johnathan Gutierrez, center, shakes hands with Flight Systems Combined Test Force Director Lt. Col. David Hoffman, during Gutierrez's promotion cermeony, May 23 at Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
  • Tunnel 9 heater system expert passing along knowledge

    Mike Metzger holds a unique position in the world. A system engineer at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, he is among a handful of people familiar with the Tunnel 9 heater system and the only system engineer ever assigned to it. The system is used to store and heat the nitrogen gas needed for testing operations at the
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