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  • Officials warn about impact of distracted driving at Arnold AFB

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and members of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Security and Safety offices are asking drivers to pay attention and stay focused when behind the wheel.AEDC Chief of Integrated Defense Keith Davis says there are a number of ways officers can assess driving and pull someone over for suspected
  • Capt. Jonathon Dias – Air Force profile

    This release is part of a series of profiles highlighting the contributions of our military and Department of Defense personnel at Arnold Air Force Base.According to Capt. Jonathon Dias, being a test manager for the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base means wearing “a couple different hats.”“As test manager, I’m the
  • Working with Air Force One: AEDC’s John Washer shares his experience

    Very few of us can say we’ve met even one U.S. president, but Test Operations and Sustainment contractor John Washer has met two – President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. He met them when he started working with Air Force One, the president’s airplane.“The team I was assigned to conducted all security once the president exited Air
  • Main Gate upgrades to be completed soon

    Work continues on modifications to the Main Gate at Arnold Air Force Base. "We expect to be finished with the project completely by the end of April," said Josh Cooke, utility asset manager for the Test Support Division Operations Section at the base. The active vehicle barrier foundations are in place and installation of new fencing and overwatch
  • Why prescribed fires are important to Arnold Air Force Base

    Prescribed fire is the most efficient and economical tool when managing natural ecosystems. It allows land managers to alter and improve the native ecosystems without utilizing more costly methods such as bush hogging, under brushing and herbicide applications. All of Arnold Air Force Base’s ecosystems, from forests to grasslands, are perpetuated
  • Teams supported by Arnold STEM compete in regional FIRST® Tech Challenge

    All six robotics teams supported by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program attended the regional Tennessee FIRST® Tech Challenge competition held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro last month.According to Olga Oakley, Arnold Air Force Base STEM Outreach Program coordinator, this was the
  • AEDC team members receive 2018 AFTC Annual Awards

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, the commander of the Air Force Test Center, announced the 2018 Air Force Test Center Annual Award winners Feb. 12, and two receiving this honor are AEDC team members.In a message sent out to all Air Force Test Center teammates, Azzano said, “I could not be more proud of them (the AFTC winners) and their
  • Arnold engineers share what it means to be an engineer

    Their impact is indelible.Thanks to the efforts of engineers, everything from the everyday, like preparing dinner and making the morning commute, to the extraordinary, such as the exploration of distant planets and national defense, is possible.Engineers are the heart of AEDC. They are the ones responsible for the testing and research necessary for
  • Co-workers rally behind team member with a brain tumor

    When Gary Bise, an instrument technician with the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, first started experiencing headaches, he didn’t think much about it. But then his vision started to change. He was having trouble texting and seeing the numbers on his cell phone. On Aug. 14 of last year, he learned those headaches and vision problems were
  • No job too big or small for the Arnold Chemical and Metallurgical Lab

    The chemists and metallurgists at Arnold Air Force Base support facilities base wide by helping tests stay on schedule, preventing equipment failures and keeping AEDC team members safe.The items that come through the Arnold Chemical and Metallurgical Lab for analysis and testing range from metal materials and equipment, such as turbine blades, to