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  • AEDC offers college students unique learning experience

    Engineering students from colleges and universities across the United States spent the summer completing internships with Arnold Engineering Development Complex.Recently, there have been two opportunities available to college students wanting to intern with AEDC. The Department of Defense at Arnold Air Force Base, headquarters for AEDC, offers
  • Aerodynamics to treehouses: The benefits of acquisition skills shared during Lunch and Learn

    Mike Dent, chief of the Capital Improvements Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, built a “treehouse” near his residence in Tullahoma, complete with HVAC, bathroom and other amenities.During a Project Management Institute Lunch and Learn at Arnold in July, Dent used the treehouse project as an example of applying acquisition principles to large home
  • New TSS Division Chief assumes leadership

    AEDC Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, left, passes the Test System Sustainment Division guidon to incoming division chief Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette during an Assumption of Leadership Ceremony Aug. 9 at the Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
  • Arnold engineer recounts how he overcame homelessness

    Although Robert Duff is still settling into his new job at Arnold Air Force Base, he is eager to see what opportunities await him.“I’m really excited to start wrapping my mind around new challenges,” he said. “It excites me and inspires me.”Taking on challenges is nothing new for Duff.During the two years he spent pursuing his associate degree from
  • NAS leadership spreading safety culture message

    Contained within much of the work that goes on at Arnold Air Force Base are inherent risks.“If you think about it, we test rocket motors, jet engines, aircraft, satellite systems, and to do that we have to generate temperatures higher than the surface of the sun and colder than the cold side of the moon,” said Walt Bishop, deputy director of
  • JFC, AFSA team up for car show, barbecue

    Air Force Sergeant's Association Chapter 477 serves up pulled pork and sides July 26 during a joint event with the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council at Arnold. Funds raised by the AFSA chapter are used to support community events such as the Military Appreciation Day and the AEDC Children's Christmas Party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill
  • New position aimed at developing a resilient workforce

    Arnold Air Force Base will be increasing efforts to create and maintain a positive work environment. Lee Smith, previously the Installation Emergency Manager, has been named to the new full-time position of Community Support Coordinator and Violence Prevention Integrator.“Along with the workload increasing, we want to increase our focus on the
  • Cadets soar through the sky as part of Civil Air Patrol Academy

    During the Southeast Region National Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Glider Academy from July 12-20, 20 cadets from 11 states completed about 200 glider flights.The academy, hosted by the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, was supported by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Program.One of the cadets
  • New AEDC Flight Systems director aims to support, grow his team

    As of June 28, Lt. Col. John McShane took on his role as director of AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base.While new to the job and the area, McShane is full-speed ahead in conducting business as usual. “My goals are, first off, to take care of the people because they’re the ones that do the work. I want to find out the
  • NFAC test director and team recognized by the Vertical Flight Society

    The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society recognized Chris Hartley, AEDC test director at the National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex in Moffett Field, California, for his role leading Tiltrotor Test Rig, or TTR, activation and testing.As part of the organizations 2019 Chapter Awards, Hartley received the Award for