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  • Be prepared in the event of bad weather

    While the March 3 storm and wind damage around middle Tennessee reminded many people of the hazards of storms and tornados in this area, for people personally impacted, these events leave indelible images burned into their memory that will last a lifetime.Losing power for a couple of days due to

  • Beyond the speed of sound: digital engineering is enabling the future

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex, or AEDC, has had several senior leaders visit recently, such as Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander, Air Force Material Command, and Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien, commander, Air Force Test Center, who have emphasized the value of digital engineering. Chief of Staff

  • HAF/ODI sends AEDC women Officer Women Leadership Symposium

    The Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) provides an opportunity for military women to network with like-minded colleagues to attain professional and personal growth through keynote messages, panel discussions and workshops. This year’s “Leadership for a Lifetime” themed 2020 OWLS event was

  • Having the right balance, achieving mission excellence

    Coming to AEDC a year ago was definitely a challenge in keeping the right work-life balance. Serving for over 30 years for the Air Force at different locations and obtaining the right experience to support the mission was one of the main reasons I enjoyed my job, but I lacked quality time with my

  • AFTC/PZ Arnold provides contracting expertise for the AEDC mission

    If you walk the third floor A Wing of Building 100 (or many other areas of Bldg. 100) today, you may wonder where the people are. All the closed doors and silence in the hallways can be a little eerie, especially in this COVID environment. Rest assured that the critical mission of AFTC/PZ Arnold

  • What a year we have had at AEDC

    In October 2019, AEDC held the 2020 Strategic Planning Offsite with dozens of senior leaders to deliberately identify actions to become the “AEDC We Need” and transform AEDC to support the National Defense Strategy. The plan the leader’s developed would support the strategic priorities of: 1) Pursue

  • Inspector General - Breaking free of the inspection status quo

    Many will recall the Inspector General (IG) inspections of the past. You know, the ones where the inspector breezed in with the standard clipboard, which was inevitably their “primary weapon of choice.” Without provocation, these inspectors could recite regulations that most had never heard of, let

  • Striving to be “Second to None” during a pandemic

    When Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) set the goal to be “Second to None” in October of last year, no one would have ever guessed that the following year that goal would face unprecedented challenges.Going into 2020, the plan was to realign our organizations to more of a wing-like

  • McKinley Climatic Laboratory home to world’s largest climatic chamber

    The McKinley Climatic Laboratory (MCL) has been conducting climatic testing for the Department of Defense (DOD) for more than 73 years.  It actually predates the Air Force and was a part of the Army Air Corps when it first opened. However, we only became part of AEDC less than four years ago. So for