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  • VKF named in honor of von Kármán 60 years ago

    Sixty years ago, a test facility at Arnold Air Force Base was renamed in honor of the man who helped provide the blueprint that led to the construction of the now Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquartered at Arnold AFB. During an Oct. 30, 1959, ceremony, the Gas Dynamics Facility was dedicated as the von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility, a
  • Team members’ innovative methods advance test operations for AEDC hypersonic propulsion facility

    Improvements by team members of the AEDC Aerodynamics and Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) at Arnold Air Force Base have prevented unscheduled downtime and avoided equipment damage at the facility.Adam Webb, an electrical engineer for the Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, improved upon software for the
  • 3D printing successfully used to fabricate discontinued part for lube oil system

    When a decades-old part could no longer be purchased, the Plant Operations and Maintenance team at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base coordinated with members of the Condition Based Maintenance group, or CBM, to determine how best to recreate the piece.The most economical solution was determined
  • Painting a piece of history

    Jonathan Finn paints part of a TF-30 engine that is on display in front of the Engine Test Facility, Aug. 9, at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
  • Test System Sustainment Chief brings “big picture” perspective to new role

    Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette assumed his new role as AEDC Test System Sustainment Division Chief at Arnold Air Force Base on Aug. 9. But even as he’s getting acquainted with his surroundings, he has a positive outlook and only nice things to say about Arnold.“There’s no reason not to love it,” Burdette said. “Some of the unique capabilities here are
  • New Aeropropulsion CTF director faces challenge of meeting increased test demand

    Though he had not worked directly with AEDC before, Lt. Col. Lane Haubelt, the new director of the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, knew of its mission and commented that the Complex’s reputation precedes it.“As an engineer, especially one with an aeronautical engineering focus, I was aware of AEDC and knew of the work
  • AEDC offers college students unique learning experience

    Engineering students from colleges and universities across the United States spent the summer completing internships with Arnold Engineering Development Complex.Recently, there have been two opportunities available to college students wanting to intern with AEDC. The Department of Defense at Arnold Air Force Base, headquarters for AEDC, offers
  • JFC, AFSA team up for car show, barbecue

    Air Force Sergeant's Association Chapter 477 serves up pulled pork and sides July 26 during a joint event with the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council at Arnold. Funds raised by the AFSA chapter are used to support community events such as the Military Appreciation Day and the AEDC Children's Christmas Party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill
  • Col. Jeffrey Geraghty takes command of AEDC

    Col. Jeffrey T. Geraghty assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 31st commander during a Change of Command ceremony on June 18.Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, Air Force Test Center Commander, presided over the ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by the commanders’ guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside
  • Open Skies Treaty and what it means for AEDC

    In May, a Russian aircraft flew over Arnold Air Force Base for an observation flight as part of the Open Skies Treaty.The flyover was part of a mission allowed under the Open Skies Treaty, also known as the Treaty on Open Skies, which was signed by 34 participating nations in 1992 permitting each state party to conduct short-notice, unarmed
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