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  • AEDC Turkey Trot draws dozens for pre-holiday jaunt

    Even as it nears its 40th year, a longstanding pre-Thanksgiving tradition at Arnold Engineering Development Complex shows no signs of slowing down.The 36th annual AEDC Turkey Trot was Nov. 10 at the Arnold Lakeside Complex, the third consecutive year the race has been held at the ALC since its relocation from the Arnold Air Force Base mission
  • Investment prepares AEDC to test next-gen engines

    As the Air Force develops engines for next-generation aircraft to fly faster and stay in the air longer, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, an Air Force Test Center organization, is preparing ground test facilities to prove their worthiness. The Next Generation Turbine Engine Test Capability Project, or NGTETC, is an effort to restore and modernize the C-Plant and two altitude test cells, C-1 and C-2, of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base to enable testing next-generation, full-scale propulsion systems under simulated flight conditions that are as realistic as possible.
  • AEDC Fellow James Nichols’ contributions to the complex remembered

    AEDC Fellow James H. Nichols will be remembered for his contributions to Arnold Engineering Development Complex following his passing on Nov. 8 at the age of 91.Nichols is credited with exhibiting technical and managerial leadership in advancing state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility design, operation and testing. He was honored as an AEDC Fellow in
  • 2021 AEDC Angel Tree now underway

    Arnold Air Force Base personnel are being called upon to help make the holidays a little merrier for more than 200 less fortunate children in the area.The 2021 Arnold Engineering Development Complex Angel Tree drive is now underway. Master Sgt. Anthony Velez, AEDC senior munitions inspector, is overseeing the Angel Tree effort this year at Arnold
  • Under Secretary of the Air Force visits Arnold AFB

    Kirk Butler, director of operations for the Hypersonic Systems Test Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), explains how the Aerodynamic Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) operates to Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones, during her visit to Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., headquarters of AEDC, Nov. 5, 2021. APTU
  • Project Phoenix achieves milestone, delivers capability upgrade to existing AEDC facilities

    The renovation of J-5 at Arnold Air Force Base from a large rocket motor test facility to a large-scale, clean air, variable Mach, hypersonic test facility, known as Project Phoenix, recently reached another milestone with the installation of a large, high-pressure air, or HPA, bottle farm.
  • Arnold AFB fire truck finds new life with transfer to emergency responders in Iowa

    More than 700 miles separates Arnold Air Force Base and the town of Strawberry Point, Iowa.On any given weekday, the workforce at Arnold AFB exceeds the population of the small Midwestern municipality. Arnold, the headquarters of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, is home to dozens of wind tunnels, tests cells, chambers and ranges that have
  • 846th Test Squadron qualifies vital new ejection system for Air Force’s new trainer jet

    Since the Air Force announced its intent to replace the T-38C Talon with the T-7A Red Hawk, various aspects of the successor have been studied to prepare the trainer jet for its imminent deployment.The examination of a critical component of the T-7A is underway at the Holloman High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.In January
  • New F135 hardware undergoes accelerated mission testing at Arnold AFB

    The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, which powers the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is back at Sea Level Test Cell 3, or SL-3, at Arnold Air Force Base for another round of accelerated mission testing, or AMT, to validate new hardware. AMT provides a means to put engines through a full life cycle of operations in a compressed timeframe.
  • AEDC Fellow Dr. Stan Powell remembered for various contributions to the Complex

    AEDC Fellow Dr. Eldon “Stan” Powell will be remembered for his contributions to Arnold Engineering Development Complex following his passing on Oct. 5 at the age of 72.Powell is credited for outstanding contributions in leadership, sustained technical excellence and innovative application of thermophysics and computational simulation to ground
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