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  • Townsend helps host STEM night in Korea during deployment

    Before the career day held for students of military families stationed at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Darrell Townsend had never volunteered to be part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM event before.In addition to his regular full-time job as a craft superintendent for AEDC’s Model Shop at Arnold Air Force Base, Townsend
  • AEDC engineers attend National Space and Missiles Materiel Symposium

    AEDC engineers represent Air Force Materiel Command at the 2018 National Space and Missiles Materiel Symposium held June 25-29 in Madison, Wisconsin. During the weeklong conference, several members of the AEDC team presented papers on the research and development occurring within the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base.
  • 16T wind tunnel systems receive significant upgrade

    Demand for the transonic testing capabilities offered by Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T is expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. Because of this, a multimillion dollar effort was launched this fiscal year at 16T to increase testing efficiency, provide greater accessibility to critical testing instrumentation systems, and improve
  • Carpenter and Paint shops support safety, testing and more at Arnold Air Force Base

    No job is too small for the carpenters and painters employed at Arnold Air Force Base.“If the Commander wants a picture hung, we go hang it,” said Ronald Bandy, supervisor for the Carpenter and Paint shops on base. “That’s what we do. If a door won’t shut somewhere, we go fix it.” But the craftspeople based out of Building 1478, otherwise known as
  • Chief Master Sgt. Heckman begins his new role as AEDC Superintendent

    It has been more than a decade since AEDC has had a Chief in the Superintendent role, with the last being 2006.However, as of June, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman has taken on this important role, and AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain stated that this is a major event for AEDC. "Chief Heckman's arrival marks a significant milestone in AEDC's
  • Engineers at Arnold AFB develop projectile telemetry capability to study boundary layer transition

    Engineers with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base are developing a telemetry capability that will be used to gather, transmit and record data when launching projectiles at over 25,000 Gs and more than 13,000 miles per hour.Elvis Encalada, electrical engineer at Arnold, commented that the use of telemetry arose from
  • Arnold Fire and Emergency Services assists with Kirchhoff Automotive plant fire

    During a recent fire at the Kirchhoff Automotive plant in Manchester, Arnold Air Force Base Fire & Emergency Services provided support alongside local fire departments. The Base FES received an emergency call at 5:59 p.m., June 6, for assistance with a fire at an outdoor storage container section of the plant. Arnold FES responded with an assistant
  • AIAA Tennessee Section presents annual awards

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Tennessee Section held an annual awards luncheon at the Arnold Lakeside Center, May 29, where professional engineers and scientists were recognized for their significant technical accomplishments and outstanding achievements.Dr. Joshua Batterson (left), with Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories, receives
  • AEDC Junior Force Council makes inaugural networking visit to Edwards AFB

    Rich in Air Force history and a hallmark installation in the Air Force test world, Edwards Air Force Base is home to the 412th Flight Test Wing and the world-famous Test Pilot School. In late spring, members of the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council (JFC) had the opportunity to experience one of our fellow Air Force Test Center bases,
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