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  • Plan important to future development of Arnold Air Force Base

    Since 1950 when construction began on Arnold Air Force Base, establishing what was then referred to as an Air Development Center, the land and facilities on the base have continued to change as the nation’s defense needs have evolved.A portion of the land is also granted use by the community, and

  • Lt. Col. Prahl brings understanding of test enterprise to new role

    In an official ceremony in June, Lt. Col. Dayvid Prahl took on the role of Arnold Engineering Development Complex Space Test Branch chief at Arnold Air Force Base.Prior to his assignment at Arnold, Prahl was serving as the Program Control Integrated Product team lead within the eT-7A Division of the

  • AFTC Commander stops in at Arnold AFB to say thanks, farewell

    After 31 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, Maj. Gen. Christopher Azzano, Air Force Test Center commander, retired in July. But before heading into retirement, the AFTC commander made the rounds across the Test Center, with one of those stops being Arnold Air Force Base, the headquarters of the

  • Air Force, NAS collaborate on intern programs for second year

    The Department of Defense and contractor interns have once again joined together for their summer internship programs at Arnold Air Force Base.Last year, DOD and National Aerospace Solutions, LLC (NAS), the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor for Arnold Engineering Development Complex, began

  • Space Test Branch helps change the world with decades of testing

    With the first ballistic missile being introduced in 1944 during World War II, the newest threat to the nations of the world was realized.At this time, the V-2 rockets, the world’s first long-range, guided, ballistic missiles, were not very accurate, but this new capability created new urgency for

  • Propulsion Test Branch at Arnold AFB helping power the Air Force since 1950s

    The Engine Test Facility (ETF), which is part of the AEDC Propulsion Test Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, was the first facility on base, with its construction completed in 1953.Equipment making up the ETF test cells, such as the motors and compressors, were confiscated from a Bavarian Motor Works

  • Remembering the road to AEDC 70 years later

    During a June 25, 1951, ceremony at Arnold Air Force Base, President Harry S. Truman unveiled a plaque dedicating the Air Engineering Development Center as the Arnold Engineering Development Center in honor of General of the Air Force, Henry H. “Hap” Arnold. Arnold had passed away before the

  • U.S. Space Force official gets first-hand look at Arnold AFB

    Gen. David D. Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, recently visited the Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquarters at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., to gauge how AEDC space test and evaluation capabilities can support the newest branch of the nation’s