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  • January marks 60th anniversary of turbine engine testing for AEDC J-1 engine test cell

    The AEDC J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base has reached is 60th year providing altitude testing for medium and large turbine engines.The first facility constructed at AEDC for the testing of turbine engines was based on equipment and operation of a German facility that was moved to the U.S. after World War II.“This facility, known as the
  • Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman – Air Force profile

    This is the first part in a series of profiles highlighting the contributions of our military and Department of Defense personnel at Arnold Air Force Base. The first profile focuses on Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman, AEDC Superintendent.Being in the role of AEDC Superintendent at Arnold Air Force Base for only seven months now, one could still
  • Arnold engineers attend Process Piping Training

    Austin Voorhes, far right, a Test Systems Design supervisor for the Test Operations and Sustainment contract at Arnold Air Force Base, leads a Process Piping Training session in the G-Range Conference Room at Arnold on Dec. 12. Engineers base wide, both contractor and Air Force, attended the training to learn the requirements to prevent piping
  • Arnold Air Force Base Main Gate project set to begin

    Starting this month, modifications will be made to the Main Gate entrance to Arnold Air Force Base.The project, awarded to Bacik Group, LLC, for $2.3 million, will involve the installation of security barriers and fencing at Arnold AFB. It will also include installing active vehicle net barriers, connections and controls, signage and related
  • Arnold Fire and Emergency Services team members achieve 135 years of service

    Six members of Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services recently achieved milestone years of service. They are: William Odell Crutchfield, firefighter crew chief, 25 years; Billy King, firefighter, with 25 years; Thomas Anthony King, firefighter, 25 years; Kenneth Yarbrough, firefighter crew chief, 25 years; Joe Lee Brassfield,
  • Arnold Junior Force Council leads effort in record-setting food donation collection for local families

    With help from AEDC team members across base who donated canned food items, the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council members collected enough donations for 51 food baskets for Coffee County families in need of Thanksgiving meals. Stephen Maccarino, JFC president, stated that this year’s effort was impressive and thanked everyone who supported
  • Family of Wilmer Adam Anderson visits Arnold AFB

    The family of the late Wilmer Adam Anderson, an AEDC concrete laborer, visited Arnold Air Force Base to see the memorial outside the Administration and Engineering Building that is dedicated to individuals who have lost their lives in service to AEDC. Anderson was one of four AEDC team members who tragically lost their lives in an accident on Dec.
  • Outside machinists providing critical support to facilities at Arnold Air Force Base

    Machinists at Arnold Air Force Base are essential to the AEDC mission, making sure that the facilities and test cells are running efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of test customers. Though rarely in the spotlight for their work, the outside machinists working in the shop at the Base Civil Engineering Building complete tasks that are
  • Industrial hygienists, union stewards and craft work together to meet stricter safety standards

    In an effort to meet more stringent safety standards now in place for welders and pipefitters, the Safety, Health and Environmental personnel at Arnold Air Force Base are working with union stewards of the Air Engineering Metal Trades Council and other craft team members to make adjustments and implement new equipment. According to Bing Bragg, an
  • Students have electric experience at Hands-On Science Center Fall STEM Camp

    As part of the Fall Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Camp at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma Oct. 8-12, engineers with the AEDC Civil Engineer Branch at Arnold Air Force Base gave a presentation on the importance of conserving energy. “Electrifying Electricity and Energy” was the topic for Oct. 10, and Kazi Mamun, Arnold