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  • 704th Test Group successfully executed the second Directed Energy Experiment

    The successful execution of the Air Force’s second Directed Energy, or DE, Experiment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in October 2019, paved the way for further understanding of how DE weapons can support the airbase air defense mission against unmanned aerial systems, or UASs. The 704th Test Group Directed

  • A call for unification

    Both the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, united our great nation. As our military organized to respond to those vicious attacks, clear communication from leaders in government and private industry helped every American understand their

  • Murphy lives here

    A few miles north of main base at Holloman Air Force Base in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, the 846th Test Squadron, known as the “Holloman High Speed Test Track,” or more affectionately (and recently) the “Rail Rattlers,” prides itself on planning and executing high-speed rocket sled

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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