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  • AEDC testing cost-, time-saving water line repair method

    When it’s possible to increase operational reliability while minimizing the cost and disruption caused by maintenance, it’s a win-win.Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members are implementing a trial run of such a solution to the problem of leaks in raw water pipes at Arnold Air Force Base. Raw water is used in the cooling systems of the
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aerodynamics to treehouses: The benefits of acquisition skills shared during Lunch and Learn

    Mike Dent, chief of the Capital Improvements Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, built a “treehouse” near his residence in Tullahoma, complete with HVAC, bathroom and other amenities.During a Project Management Institute Lunch and Learn at Arnold in July, Dent used the treehouse project as an example of applying acquisition principles to large home
  • 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
  • New position aimed at developing a resilient workforce

    Arnold Air Force Base will be increasing efforts to create and maintain a positive work environment. Lee Smith, previously the Installation Emergency Manager, has been named to the new full-time position of Community Support Coordinator and Violence Prevention Integrator.“Along with the workload increasing, we want to increase our focus on the
  • New AEDC Flight Systems director aims to support, grow his team

    As of June 28, Lt. Col. John McShane took on his role as director of AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base.While new to the job and the area, McShane is full-speed ahead in conducting business as usual. “My goals are, first off, to take care of the people because they’re the ones that do the work. I want to find out the
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