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  • AEDC team member reflects on assistance she and husband provided to injured children

    Brad and Sarah Klein woke up on the morning of March 30 with a plan. “Our goal was to get his promotion, he would meet with a few people, and then we would continue on to Smyrna,” said Sarah, a security specialist with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base. “There, he would get onto a cargo plane and head out to Fort
  • AEDC team members recall their time spent supporting NASA’s X-43A project

    Several AEDC team members held a brief reunion last month to share memories and reflect on their work in support of the NASA X-43A, also known as the Hyper-X program.A little more than 15 years ago, NASA’s X-43A Hypersonic Vehicle set a world speed record, setting the Guinness World Record, for an air-breathing hypersonic aircraft.The X-43A was
  • Change in staffing at the Arnold Air Force Base Veterans Affairs Clinic

    There has recently been a change in the staffing at the Veterans Affairs Clinic at Arnold Air Force Base.According to a representative with the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, the VA Clinic at Arnold now has one team instead of two seeing patients at the location because the number of patients has decreased. The second team was moved to
  • AEDC team members volunteer at Area 13 Special Olympics Spring Games

    Athletes gathered May 2 at Tullahoma High School to compete in track and field events and bocce during the Tennessee Area 13 Special Olympics Spring Games.Thirty-three AEDC team members, including military, DOD civilians and contract personnel, signed up to volunteer at the event. They assisted in many areas, such as timing races, assisting
  • H-3 model positioning system undergoing upgrade

    Mickey Gipson, left, senior instrumentation, data and controls (ID&C) engineer, and Tabitha Clark, ID&C engineer, run checks April 19 on the operator interface of the model positioning system (MPS) for the H-3 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. Several elements of the MPS were replaced as part of a planned upgrade, including the control system,
  • Test driving a fire hose

    Children, and adults who are being honest, think it would be cool to try their hand at firefighting.Recently, I had that chance, at the invitation of Arnold Air Force Base Assistant Fire Chief Jim Evans during a week of aircraft rescue and firefighting training by the department.I happened to be photographing the training for a story on the
  • Arnold AFB first responders bring speed, skill to emergencies

    The Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services (FES) team is ready to respond, whether that be to an emergency medical call, a vehicle wreck, a structure fire or a special rescue.On the firefighting side, the team operates a “full-spectrum” fire department.“We do all types of rescue, with special emphasis on high-angle rescue, confined space
  • Portable data station increasing test throughput, providing benefits for all AEDC testing

    Members of AEDC Test Support Systems Division at Arnold Air Force Base designed and built U7, a portable data acquisition system that allows instrumentation, data and controls (ID&C) engineers to set up and prepare instrumentation between and during normal test operations. U7 consists of a portable rack of servers along with instrumentation hookups
  • Innovative approach by Arnold craftsman makes task faster, less strenuous

    It doesn’t slice. It doesn’t dice. It doesn’t have the stain-fighting power to make your whites whiter and your brights brighter. It won’t make you look 10 years younger or give you six-pack abs. It won’t keep your boat with the screen door bottom from sinking. Still, James “Trapper” Landon’s recent invention has been deemed an overwhelming
  • Arnold Fire and Emergency Services team members recognized

    : Rich Tighe, left, general manager for the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contract, recognizes Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services team members March 8 for their response to a recent sandblasting incident when a TOS team member sustained an injury. Tighe presented certificates thanking the team for their “responsiveness and