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  • Why prescribed fires are important to Arnold Air Force Base

    Prescribed fire is the most efficient and economical tool when managing natural ecosystems. It allows land managers to alter and improve the native ecosystems without utilizing more costly methods such as bush hogging, under brushing and herbicide applications. All of Arnold Air Force Base’s ecosystems, from forests to grasslands, are perpetuated
  • Teams supported by Arnold STEM compete in regional FIRST® Tech Challenge

    All six robotics teams supported by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program attended the regional Tennessee FIRST® Tech Challenge competition held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro last month.According to Olga Oakley, Arnold Air Force Base STEM Outreach Program coordinator, this was the
  • AEDC team members receive 2018 AFTC Annual Awards

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, the commander of the Air Force Test Center, announced the 2018 Air Force Test Center Annual Award winners Feb. 12, and two receiving this honor are AEDC team members.In a message sent out to all Air Force Test Center teammates, Azzano said, “I could not be more proud of them (the AFTC winners) and their
  • Arnold engineers share what it means to be an engineer

    Their impact is indelible.Thanks to the efforts of engineers, everything from the everyday, like preparing dinner and making the morning commute, to the extraordinary, such as the exploration of distant planets and national defense, is possible.Engineers are the heart of AEDC. They are the ones responsible for the testing and research necessary for
  • Co-workers rally behind team member with a brain tumor

    When Gary Bise, an instrument technician with the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, first started experiencing headaches, he didn’t think much about it. But then his vision started to change. He was having trouble texting and seeing the numbers on his cell phone. On Aug. 14 of last year, he learned those headaches and vision problems were
  • No job too big or small for the Arnold Chemical and Metallurgical Lab

    The chemists and metallurgists at Arnold Air Force Base support facilities base wide by helping tests stay on schedule, preventing equipment failures and keeping AEDC team members safe.The items that come through the Arnold Chemical and Metallurgical Lab for analysis and testing range from metal materials and equipment, such as turbine blades, to
  • Arnold STEM supports the MathCounts® competition at UTSI

    The Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach Program supported the local MathCounts® Competition held Feb. 2 at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. The competition, which challenges area middle school students to solve math problems, is only one of many engineering activities that led up to the
  • New Tunnel 9 paint lab providing convenience for staff and savings for customers

    When those at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, determined that a new space was needed for the application of Temperature-Sensitive Paint, an unused area of the facility received a proverbial and literal fresh coat of paint.The result of this multi-month refurbishment effort - the Tunnel 9 Temperature-Sensitive Paint Application
  • Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton to speak at 2019 Engineers Week Banquet

    Lt. Col. Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton will be the featured speaker at this year’s Engineers Week Banquet, Feb. 21, at the UTSI Dining Hall. The banquet, one of several National Engineers Week activities occurring on and around Arnold Air Force Base, will get underway at 5:30 p.m., and Hamilton will begin speaking at approximately 7 p.m. Hamilton is an
  • University of Texas at El Paso researchers and 704th Test Group to continue growing their beneficial partnership

    The 704th Test Group’s Holloman High Speed Test Track, operated by the 846th Test Squadron, recently hosted a group of scientists and engineers from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). “Let’s be friends” was a common theme of collaboration, cooperation and communication.However, this collaboration didn’t just start yesterday. Collaboration
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