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  • Tunnel 9 called to arms once again

    The White Oak, Maryland site of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex is home to the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9. It has not always been its home. In fact, for almost three decades it was operated for the Department of Defense by the U.S. Navy and in some respects was a competitor to AEDC. That is only when you have the wrong idea about who is
  • Bringing squadron-, wing-level power to bear at AEDC

    The engineering development complex that bears General of the Air Force Henry “Hap” Arnold’s name was established to ensure that the Air Force would never again be caught unprepared as it was in 1939. The technical focus at that time was transonic aircraft and turbine engines. As the Air Force’s mission has expanded to winning in air, space and
  • AEDC Strategy 2020: Refocus on great power competition

    Leaders throughout the United States government recognize the need to re-focus the defense establishment on great power competition.  To meet this end, “The U.S. House of Representatives has launched a new task force to examine how to maintain the Pentagon’s technological edge against Russia and China as well as take on sacred cows along the way,”
  • 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
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