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  • Capability improvements at transonic wind tunnel leads to approximately $200,000 in savings annually

    An annual savings of close to $200,000 is expected after the facility checkouts of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel, or 16T, at Arnold Air Force Base last September.By leveraging previous upgrades to the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility’s main compressor drive, the 16T wind tunnel can be operated utilizing
  • Arnold engineers implement Condition-Based Maintenance Wireless Network

    An innovative pilot project at Arnold Air Force Base is providing a potential solution to improving the condition-based maintenance, or CBM, program for Arnold Engineering Development Complex assets.In a unique industrial environment such as Arnold AFB, obtaining the necessary measurements for CBM decisions can be challenging. A secure and reliable
  • Arnold AFB takes actions on coronavirus

    Arnold Air Force Base leadership have begun taking proactive measures to protect the health of the workforce and help slow the spread of community transmission. To date, such measures include expanding telework opportunities and limiting mission activities to those which are most vital to our national security. We are adhering to the Department of
  • Students collaborate, create, compete as part of Engineers Week

    Students from all over middle Tennessee participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities during National Engineers Week. Held Feb. 16-22, many Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers and other volunteers assisted with the local events that took place throughout the week and the entire month, which included
  • Air Force Civil Engineering: Providing the foundation for mission success

    In 1941, Gen. Henry H. “Hap” Arnold said, “Air bases are a determining factor in the success of air operations. The two-legged stool of men and planes would topple over without this equally important third leg.”Through the years his insight has not changed. Despite the changing global environment, the core mission of Air Force Civil Engineers has
  • Bunch ‘reenergized’ by visit to Arnold AFB

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander, Air Force Materiel Command, said he gleaned much during his recent visit to Arnold Air Force Base, but there was one takeaway he reiterated throughout his wrap-up meeting with base leadership. “We’ve got awesome Airmen here doing awesome things, and they’re really committed to the mission,” Bunch said. During
  • Efforts of many keep ‘Project Phoenix’ moving forward

    Numbers help tell the tale of how a major milestone was recently achieved in the refurbishment of the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.On Nov. 21, the final concrete pour was performed for the Block 1 heater pit which will house the heaters that will allow for testing at hypersonic conditions. The pit, which
  • Hypersonics pioneer Marren retiring from AEDC

    Early in his career, Dan Marren was among those at what was then known as the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Oak, Maryland, charged with improving offensive and defensive systems on sensitive national defense programs.Their success had historic implications.“The Pentagon program manager traveled to White Oak and showed us a brief going to
  • Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions

    New travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories.
  • COVID-19 updates for AEDC, Arnold AFB

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base has established a web page for all decisions and directives associated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). AEDC will continue monitoring major command (MAJCOM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s policy and publishing the local impact to the base.Please avoid