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  • AEDC engineers attend National Space and Missiles Materiel Symposium

    AEDC engineers represent Air Force Materiel Command at the 2018 National Space and Missiles Materiel Symposium held June 25-29 in Madison, Wisconsin. During the weeklong conference, several members of the AEDC team presented papers on the research and development occurring within the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base.
  • Chief Master Sgt. Heckman begins his new role as AEDC Superintendent

    It has been more than a decade since AEDC has had a Chief in the Superintendent role, with the last being 2006.However, as of June, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman has taken on this important role, and AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain stated that this is a major event for AEDC. "Chief Heckman's arrival marks a significant milestone in AEDC's
  • Community takes part in Health Fair at Arnold AFB

    Participants at the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair stop by the booths to speak to the health and safety professionals who were on hand to talk about topics such as diabetes, ergonomics, dental health, tobacco cessation, heart disease, physical therapy and nutrition. Healthcare exhibitors from community partners present at the health
  • Arnold team members volunteer at Special Olympics Summer Games in Tullahoma

    Arnold Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Richard Griffin marches in the procession with the teams at the Area 13 Special Olympics on May 1 at the Tullahoma High School stadium. (U.S. Air Force photos/Jacqueline Cowan)
  • Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

    Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of a high-bypass engine in the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing at Arnold.According to Doug Hodges, test engineer with the Propulsion Combined Test Force, free jet testing at C-2 is typically
  • Robotics team sponsored by Arnold STEM competes at World Championship

    After qualifying at the regional competition in Knoxville, the robotics team from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro recently competed in the FIRST® Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.The team, Central Magnet Robotics, which is sponsored by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program,
  • AFMC releases accident board findings on McKinley Climatic Laboratory fire

    Contractor workers were performing structural repairs when a fire broke out on July 5, 2017, resulting in an estimated $30 million in damage to an air-mixing facility at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Ground Accident Investigation Board report.
  • AEDC Team members join in supporting Coffee County Relay For Life

    Department of Defense and contract employees of Arnold Air Force Base joined together, along with their families, in participating in the Coffee County Relay For Life event April 21 at the Coffee Raider Academy as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society.According to Shawn and Dee Wolfe, the team captains for REMEMBER, their team raised
  • Arc improvements help test teams meet growing workload

    Changes are being implemented at the AEDC High Temperature Laboratory (HTL) at Arnold Air Force Base to assist the test teams in meeting their continuously increasing workload. The HTL houses the arc heater units – H1, H2 and H3 – that provide aerothermal simulation environments for high-speed vehicle materials and structures. According to Jonathan
  • AEDC Spotlight: Eddie Mickle plays integral role in strategic scheduling for facility outages and maintenance

    Eddie Mickle, AEDC work planner at Arnold Air Force Base, proactively fills a critical need for the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force by supporting the scheduling for outages and maintenance. For example, Mickle created a detailed, integrated schedule encompassing every project being worked during the 2017 summer outage.“Eddie [Mickle]