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  • Jolly Green II taken to extremes

    HH-60W enters intense heat, cold, wind and rain testing to prove the new aircraft’s sustainability in any operational environment.
  • Arnold AFB moves to a new operating posture

    To further protect the health of the workforce at Arnold Air Force Base during the Coronavirus pandemic, while completing test missions critical to the nation’s defense, Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has directed the base move to an “Operationally Urgent” posture, effective April 6.In an operationally
  • Arnold AFB announces first COVID-19 case

    An Arnold AFB team member is being treated and evaluated by health care professionals following the first confirmed case of COVID-19 at the base.
  • AEDC Innovation Grant research generates tactical solution for test facility security

    Engineers at Arnold Air Force Base have researched the use of a Cross-Domain Solution, or CDS, interface to allow plant operations systems outside of the plant control room to remain unclassified during classified test programs.Scott Howard and Greg Halliburton, Department of Defense team members with the Arnold Engineering Development Complex,
  • Tunnel 9 avoids downtime with Containerized Vacuum System

    After a compressor in their facility went down, personnel at Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, moved swiftly to install a system capable of picking up the slack.From the initial conceptualization to the finalization of operating procedures, the Tunnel 9 team completed all of the steps
  • AEDC Capital Improvements Branch manages restoration, modernization, development of infrastructure

    The Capital Improvements Branch, or TSSI, supports the mission of Arnold Engineering Development Complex by advancing test capabilities through addressing infrastructure needs.“We partner with our Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, NAS (National Aerospace Solutions), to provide the Test and Evaluation infrastructure necessary for execution
  • AEDC Test Technology, Analysis and Evaluation Branch validates, advances testing

    The Test Technology, Analysis and Evaluation Branch, or TSTA, helps execute the mission of Arnold Engineering Development Complex by providing understanding of where test facilities and articles stand today and helping develop where they can go tomorrow.The Branch, part of the Test Operations Division, located at Arnold Air Force Base, serves AEDC
  • Arnold AFB Fire and Emergency Services conducts live fire training

    Over the course of two weeks, the Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services personnel trained using structure and aircraft live fire simulators.Live fire training is important for FES team members in order to maintain readiness. The simulators use propane and simulate smoke, which allows crews to quickly reset and cycle team members through
  • AEDC Commander provides update on COVID-19 risk mitigation

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty issued the following statement on Friday, March 20:Arnold Air Force Base will be in a maximum telework posture to determine the feasibility of minimizing base operations should it become necessary to further protect the health of the workforce and help slow the spread of
  • 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