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  • AEDC Emergency Management at Arnold AFB critical in keeping base, workforce safe

    September is National Preparedness Month, and as part of this campaign, the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Office of Emergency Management team is providing information and literature throughout Arnold Air Force Base as a reminder of how important it is to prepare for an emergency.“Beginning in 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • 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 the public use of Arnold AFB, the headquarters of
  • Sen. Bill Hagerty visits Arnold Air Force Base

    John Hile, right, an Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) test engineer, explains how an arc heater works to Sen. Bill Hagerty of Tennessee during a visit by the senator to the headquarters of AEDC, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2021. Arc heaters allow for the testing of thermal protection systems in simulated environments
  • 704th Test Group, Det. 1 prepares for next-gen radar cross section testing

    The ever-improving technology of the U.S. military requires the test and evaluation capabilities of the Air Force Test Center organizations to keep pace to prove the superiority of the systems and give confidence to the warfighters using them.At the National Radar Cross Section (RCS) Test Facility (NRTF) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., the
  • 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 Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate at
  • Lance assumes leadership of Test Support Division

    Col. Robert Lance accepts the guidon for the Test Support Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, from Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, AEDC commander, and assumes leadership of the division during a ceremony, Aug. 6, 2021, at Arnold Lakeside Complex at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
  • 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 Arnold Engineering Development Complex.In an All
  • 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 collaborating on the activities organized for the
  • AEDC tests directed energy system in wind tunnel

    The Aerodynamics Branch of Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base is helping the Air Force take directed energy (DE) systems airborne.DE systems use high-energy lasers or microwaves to degrade or destroy threats and targets. “There is a growing interest for directed energy systems within the DOD [Department of Defense] for
  • National Radar Test Facility adds VHF capability to heavyweight turntable

    The 704th Test Group, Detachment 1 of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has improved the radar cross section (RCS) test capability at the National Radar Test Facility tenfold.“The VHF addition to our heavyweight turntable allows us to unleash our full RF [radio frequency] spectrum on all possible test articles that can be tested on our RCS