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AEDC’s first Chief Master Sergeant visits 49 years later

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman, Arnold Engineering Development Complex superintendent, front left, hosts Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s, first Chief Master Sgt. U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. Charles E. Fryer, front center, for a tour of Arnold Air Force Base, lunch and a mentoring session with Arnold Air Force Base’s noncommissioned officers, here, August 23. Fryer served at Arnold under former Arnold Engineering Development Center Commander Brig. Gen. Jessup D. Lowe in 1969. While assigned to Arnold Fryer’s duties included being the noncommissioned officer in charge of the air field. During the 1960s the commander was authorized an aircraft for his official travel and duties. During Fryer’s career he served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, with career spanning almost 30 years. He currently resides in Dechard, Tennessee.