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State, local leaders visit Arnold AFB

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  • By Jill Pickett
  • AEDC Public Affairs
Rachel Garrard, lead test manager for the 717th Test Squadron, speaks about the engine test cell behind her which is used to test aircraft engines at simulated altitudes during a visit by state and local leaders to Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., Feb. 10, 2023. The 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, operates both sea level and altitude test cells at Arnold AFB. At Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the squadron operates the McKinley Climatic Laboratory to test aerospace systems in a range of simulated climate conditions. Also pictured is State Rep. Rush Bricken, left; Stuart McWhorter, second from left, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner; and Mark Ezell, left of Garrard, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development commissioner. Also in attendance was State Sen. Janice Bowling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)