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  • Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

    Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of a high-bypass engine in the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing at Arnold.According to Doug Hodges, test engineer with the Propulsion Combined Test Force, free jet testing at C-2 is typically
  • Robotics team sponsored by Arnold STEM competes at World Championship

    After qualifying at the regional competition in Knoxville, the robotics team from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro recently competed in the FIRST® Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.The team, Central Magnet Robotics, which is sponsored by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program,
  • Forest management essential to base land use

    The priorities of Air Force land use are sustainable mission support and stewardship.As a result, its forest management is not primarily dictated by traditional commercial forestry practices that emphasize optimal yields of forest products. Instead, the AF strives for ecologically-sustainable management of its forests to maintain the continued
  • AFMC releases accident board findings on McKinley Climatic Laboratory fire

    Contractor workers were performing structural repairs when a fire broke out on July 5, 2017, resulting in an estimated $30 million in damage to an air-mixing facility at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Ground Accident Investigation Board report.
  • Mustache March affects CGO growth

    The Arnold Air Force Base Company Grade Officers recently held a monthly meeting where some received awards for their mustaches they grew during Mustache March.Mustache March is an Air Force tradition that recognizes Vietnam triple ace Brig. Gen. Robin Olds for his bravery and leadership.According to an article from The Vintage News, it was written
  • Arnold hosts ceremony to honor Mehalic for Senior Executive Service appointment

    A ceremony to honor Dr. Mark Mehalic for his recent appointment to the Air Force Senior Executive Service (SES) was conducted April 19 in the lobby of the Administration & Engineering Building at Arnold Air Force Base.Mehalic assumed the post of deputy director for Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations at Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at
  • AEDC retirees offer advice on 16S return to service

    After the initial construction of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, it was one thing for the engineers and project managers charged with bringing the 16-foot Supersonic (16S) wind tunnel online to have the facility design parameters.Forcing the air to accelerate to four times the speed of sound was another thing
  • Shop personnel assist PWT in completion of blade spacer testing

    When engineers at Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T needed assistance on a recent test, personnel at the Arnold Air Force Base Model and Machine Shop quickly responded by lending equipment and expertise to ensure the test was completed on time and at a nominal expense. The Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold AFB recently awarded a contract for
  • AEDC Team members join in supporting Coffee County Relay For Life

    Department of Defense and contract employees of Arnold Air Force Base joined together, along with their families, in participating in the Coffee County Relay For Life event April 21 at the Coffee Raider Academy as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society.According to Shawn and Dee Wolfe, the team captains for REMEMBER, their team raised
  • Col. Briggs reflects on leading the Test System Sustainment Division

    Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Test System Sustainment (TSS) Division at Arnold Air Force Base, is retiring from the Air Force in May and will be leaving his position with AEDC.Briggs came on board at Arnold as chief of TSS in July 2016, and in reflecting on his time here, said the job has been a fulfilling one.“In this role I have led
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