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  • Significant investment allows for replacement of PWT Main Drive power equipment

    The heart of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base may soon beat stronger than ever once ongoing, multimillion-dollar upgrades to the equipment that make up the PWT Main Drive Facility are complete. Some work has already been finished, as brand new switchgear units have been installed along the PWT Main Drive. The
  • AEDC Turbines team attends national symposium

    AEDC team members with the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force attend the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium held Sept. 10-13 in Dayton, Ohio. The symposium is held every two years to showcase the current technology and testing efforts being explored by the turbine engine community. TETS draws an audience of approximately 1,000 engineers,
  • Innovative method used to fabricate and install equipment at C-Plant

    By implementing an innovative method for refurbishing the lower header ducts of one of the C-Plant heaters at the AEDC Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, craft crews were able to finish the project 7.5 weeks ahead of schedule and achieve a cost savings of over $195,000.According to Jeff Tate, Technology/Manufacturing planner and
  • Departing command chief calls for focus on commonalities, shared experiences

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason France is departing AFMC in September, 2018 to assume the command senior enlisted leader position at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. A 29-year Airman, France began his career as a military working dog handler before transitioning into leadership positions across AFMC and the Air Force. His departing advice to Airmen - military and civilian - is to continue to grow and mentor each other while maintaining a focus on shared experience to bring the best of Airpower to AFMC missions across the spectrum.
  • Air Force Light-Attack Experiment team wins Order of Daedalians Weapon System Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A multi-functional team of experts from across several major commands received the 2017 Daedalian Colonel Franklin C. Wolfe Weapon Systems Award at a Sept. 20 ceremony at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Club for their efforts during Phase I of the Light Attack Aircraft Experiment.The Air Force Light
  • Water update: Arnold AFB Water is Safe to Drink

    During routine potable water sampling on base in June 2017, AEDC discovered drinking water sources which had elevated levels of lead in the potable drinking water. The EPA action level is any detection above 15 parts per billion (ppb), or 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water (mg/L). These sources have been labeled, the water fountains have
  • Sea Level Test Cells entering third decade with AEDC

    Around this time 20 years ago, a facility new to AEDC was gearing up for its first test.Sea-Level Test Cells SL-2 and SL-3 were undergoing activation at Arnold Air Force Base in the early fall of 1998. The first customer test of an F119 engine was set to begin at the facility early that October.The acquisition of the test cells by AEDC marked the
  • Alpha Warrior brings unique fitness challenge to Arnold Air Force Base

    The Alpha Warrior Battle Rig can be an imposing sight to even the most ardent fitness fanatics. Contained within the compact obstacle course are several stations, each representing a grueling athletic challenge resembling those seen on the “American Ninja Warrior” television series. Among these trials are the callous-inducing hanging rings and bars
  • Col. Tran no stranger to Test Systems Sustainment operations

    Col. John Tran recently stepped into the role of AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Chief at Arnold Air Force Base, and in this position he plans to further develop Commander Col. Scott Cain’s strategic plan and vision for mission ready sustainment across all test facilities.“The Test Systems Sustainment Division is responsible for the overall lifecycle
  • AEDC Turbines team shows its dedication to meeting customer’s testing needs

    AEDC craftsmen and engineers recently demonstrated their skill and dedication to overcome several obstacles when completing a recent series of turbine engine tests in the Engine Test Facility, or ETF. Maj. Mike Knauf, operations officer of the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force, explained that a busy test schedule was planned for early summer,