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  • 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

  • Trial by Fire – Actionable data to power the Nation’s defense

    Nearly four decades ago, the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF), the largest and most capable turbine engine test facility in the nation was dedicated. Faced with the Soviet Union’s growing threat of advanced military capability in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the nation turned to AEDC

  • Workforce Development – beyond Training and Education

    AEDC Commander Col. Jeffrey Geraghty’s AEDC Strategy 2020 established three priorities: Pursue Mission Excellence, Invest in our People, and Improve and Sustain the Complex. The staff of the Personnel Division take the words “Invest in our People” as a personal commitment.The human resource cycle

  • Program Management Office helping AEDC meet its mission

    One of the goals of the Department of Defense National Defense Strategy is to “Reform the Department for Greater Performance and Affordability.”  Part of this goal includes adapting organizational structures to best meet evolving mission needs, by consolidating, eliminating or restructuring as

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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