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  • There is no offseason when it comes to cancer

    The Coffee County Relay For Life is quickly approaching and sponsors of the event need your support. Tullahoma and Manchester sponsors have combined their efforts in hosting the joint event May 11, 6-10 p.m., at the Coffee County Raider Academy, 865 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, Tennessee.The American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives from
  • Protecting the power, through resilient thought and action

    Imagine the power of our nation’s air fleet that dominates the sky from one corner of the world to the other, defying gravity, breaking the sound barrier, ignoring the weather, and often even escaping the radar. Where does this airpower begin and end?It all starts with the ideation process where one great idea lights the bulb. Later, the winning
  • The value of my Club membership

    It is good to periodically spend a little time taking stake in what is the true value of being an Air Force Club member.Talk to any Services employee, and they will be quick to explain the value of being a club member. They eagerly describe the 10 percent discount you get on purchases, weekly drawings, free member events, and so on. Often,
  • Engineers inspire students during Engineers Week

    The theme for this year’s Engineers Week was Inspiring Wonder. Many high school and middle school students took part in local events designed to help inspire their wondering minds.Volunteers from the Tullahoma chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the Tennessee section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
  • What time is it? It’s Relay For Life time!

    The Coffee County Relay For Life event is quickly approaching and sponsors of the event need your support.Tullahoma and Manchester have combined and are hosting a joint event which is scheduled for April 21, 5-9 p.m., at the Coffee County Raider Academy, 865 McMinnville Hwy., Manchester, Tenn.The American Cancer Society estimates that in Tennessee
  • African-American Heritage Committee gives back with food drive

    The African-American Heritage Committee and personnel at Arnold Air Force Base were scheduled to participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Walk which has been held for the past several years. This year was the first time that a food drive was held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Remembrance Walk on Jan. 12. Though the
  • A holiday to remember

    You have family and friends visiting for the holidays and you have lots of food and drinks available, activities for the kids and everybody is having a great time.One of the kids comes into the living room and asks for help changing the channel on the TV in the extra room you had set up for them for this party. You’re in the middle of a great
  • Why do you work at AEDC?

    I have 2,500 hours in the F-4 Phantom and I came home on my feet because of you and guys like you (total of 5700 hours of flying high performance airplanes up to the F-15).”Lt. Col. Charles Huff, U.S. Air Force retiredCharley is a college friend from way back when at Eastern Oklahoma A&M. There will be more of his story shortly but for now—why do
  • Service and Sacrifice

    Capt. James Kindel served at AEDC from 1961-1964, in what was then the Development Division.A mechanical engineer and trained Air Force B-47 pilot, Kindel was recalled while at AEDC to fly the O-1 Birddog as a forward air controller in Vietnam. Flying low and slow over Vietnam on Dec. 14, 1965, small arms fire brought down his O-1 and killed him
  • From concept to combat

    U.S. service members cross paths in several ways throughout their career, whether it be a deployment, Department of Defense (DOD) School, or a joint-service assignment, exposure is pretty regular. This had been my experience during my career as a U.S. Army infantryman, I worked with Marines, Airmen and sailors but I never gave much thought to