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  • Walker reminisces about his AEDC family and career

    Many people leave their homes and families most mornings to join another family of sorts - their colleagues at work.After 33 years, Bob Walker, Arnold Engineering Development Complex's (AEDC) civil engineering branch technical director, is retiring.During his time at AEDC he has left his family at home to work with an AEDC family he calls
  • A Covington future here and there

    The future is "still bright" according to Britt Covington, Arnold Engineering Development Complex's (AEDC) executive director, whose future is with another assignment at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins, AFB, Ga.Covington will become the new technical director at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex beginning Dec. 18.As he departs, he
  • Retired AEDC Navy commander releases sci-fi thriller

    Will the world end December 2012 as the Mayans predicted?No one knows.But David Stevens, a retired AEDC Navy commander, doesn't see the end the way the Mayans predicted it.Stevens has written a science fiction thriller book, "Resurrect," which explores the possibility of an apocalypse based on real world threats.In Stevens' view, real world threats
  • AEDC captain is bound for Air Force Test Pilot School

    At 29, Capt. Chuck McNiel knows a lot about being a student, having spent much of his adult life as one. In 2007, he put his academically honed engineering skills to practical use as Arnold's aeropropulsion test technology program lead with the 649th Test Systems Squadron. He has enjoyed his time at Arnold, but Captain McNiel will leave Arnold
  • Pixy Morgan - a life steeped in history, family and place

    Pixy Morgan was captivated by her paternal grandfather's excitement after learning some family history second-hand from a relative who had read the account in a family history book. Morgan's curiosity was piqued and a life-long passion began. "I got the book through interlibrary loan, read it and saw the information my grandfather was told wasn't
  • Jones earns command award

    Master Sgt. Harold Jones, Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Command Post performance evaluation chief, has won the Air Force Materiel Command Unit Level, Command Post Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award. Sergeant Jones was recognized for his work in AEDC's Operations Center. "Master Sgt. Jones is a consummate professional
  • Dr. Wim Ruyten's journey is a ride for life

    Dr. Wim Ruyten's life changed abruptly and dramatically when he was in the midst of a productive career at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in 2004. For 10 years he had shrugged off routine lab results showing he had elevated liver enzymes. The doctors couldn't find a definitive cause and Dr. Ruyten, a physicist with AEDC's mission
  • Airman passes on experience from Afghanistan

    Driving conditions constantly kept Capt. Matt Laubacher on his toes as he traveled in convoys around the country. Most of the convoys he went on were short, but always stressful. Approximately a dozen car bombs detonated in Kabul during the six months he was stationed there. Captain Laubacher, Arnold Engineering Development Center Financial Plans,
  • Macon honored with 'Franklin County Finest' firefighter award

    Steve Macon, crew chief and Emergency Medical Technician-IV with the Arnold Engineering Development Center Fire Department, has been named Franklin County's Finest Fireman for 2009. Macon has been volunteering at the Winchester Fire Department since 1976. He became a full-time fireman in 1980 and began his career at AEDC in 1987. "I am honored and
  • Campbell earns achievement award in emergency services

    An Arnold Engineering Development Center firefighter has received state level recognition. Wade Campbell, Emergency Medical Service safety officer for AEDC Fire and Emergency Services, has received the Tennessee Ambulance Service Associations Tommy Erwin Lifetime Achievement Award for 2009. The Tommy Erwin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to