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  • Vap assumes 804th Test Group command

    “Sir, I assume command.”With those four words, Col. Jason Vap took the reins of the 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, during a Change of Command ceremony June 21 in the Aircraft Test Support Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.Col. Randel Gordon, who took command of the AEDC

  • Gordon takes AEDC command

    Col. Randel J. Gordon assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 32nd commander during a Change of Command ceremony June 16 in the Aircraft Test Support Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien, Air Force Test Center commander, presided over the ceremony

  • AEDC Spark Tank: Program helps schedulers constrain resource conflicts

    High-pressure air is considered a precious commodity at Arnold Air Force Base.This asset is necessary for much of the testing that occurs at Arnold, headquarters of Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Optimizing use of the limited high-pressure air, or HPA, resource is of the utmost importance,

  • Former AEDC commander passes

    Former Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander retired Maj. Gen. Robert W. Chedister passed away May 2 at the age of 72.Chedister assumed command of AEDC in January 1997. He served in this capacity until July 1998 when he assumed duties as the Air Force program executive officer for airlift

  • Alabama JROTC cadets visit Arnold Air Force Base

    Cadets from the Air Force Junior ROTC and Space Force Junior ROTC programs at Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Alabama, pause for a photo during their visit at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., headquarters of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, April 13, 2022. Pictured with the cadets are, at

  • Trees, caves around Arnold AFB home to variety of bat species

    Nine species of bats are known to occur at Arnold Air Force Base.They range in size from the tiny tricolored bat, weighing only 4 to 8 grams, to the hoary bat weighing in at 25 grams. Regardless of their size, however, all of these bats eat insects. Their appetite for insects benefits everyone from