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  • Innovative method used to fabricate and install equipment at C-Plant

    By implementing an innovative method for refurbishing the lower header ducts of one of the C-Plant heaters at the AEDC Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, craft crews were able to finish the project 7.5 weeks ahead of schedule and achieve a cost savings of over $195,000.According to Jeff Tate, Technology/Manufacturing planner and
  • AEDC Turbines team shows its dedication to meeting customer’s testing needs

    AEDC craftsmen and engineers recently demonstrated their skill and dedication to overcome several obstacles when completing a recent series of turbine engine tests in the Engine Test Facility, or ETF. Maj. Mike Knauf, operations officer of the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force, explained that a busy test schedule was planned for early summer,
  • Col. Roberts puts his past experience to use as AEDC Test Support Division Chief

    Having previously served as the Commander of the 61st Air Base Group at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Col. Charles Roberts is comfortable in his new role as AEDC Test Support Division Chief.“Los Angeles Air Force Base had nearly 4,500 personnel, and having been the installation commander, I feel that I have a lot of insight to this position and it
  • Arnold Air Force Base to reap benefits of $19.7 million energy savings award

    NORESCO, one of the 16 Super Energy Savings Performance Contractors, received the $19.7 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) award to work at Arnold Air Force Base through the Air Force Civil Engineering Center and Defense Logistics Agency. The scope of services under the contract is for NORESCO to provide the upfront capital
  • Roessig quickly adjusting to role as AEDC Test Operations Division chief

    Col. Keith Roessig admits he is still settling in and finding his bearings, but the new chief of the AEDC Test Operations Division is impressed by what he has seen of Arnold Air Force Base thus far. “It’s an exciting place to be, with the history and the mission that goes on here, and an exciting time in things that the nation is prioritizing,
  • Ground Test University bridging the knowledge gap for AEDC personnel

    AEDC Ground Test University has been back in session at Arnold Air Force Base for the better part of a year, and the hopes are that newer members of the workforce and their more experienced colleagues who have taken on new roles will reap the benefits of the coursework.Julius Lockett, a systems engineer in the Engine Test Facility who has been a
  • Instrumentation technicians – the ones behind the scenes of testing at Arnold

    Instrumentation technicians, or ITs, are individuals who install, service, troubleshoot and perform preventative and predictive maintenance functions on equipment.Duties of an IT also include testing, calibrating, installing, repairing and inspecting monitoring devices.ITs are essential personnel to Arnold Air Force Base because they are the ones
  • AEDC team member invites others to help crochet items for area veterans

    AEDC team member Tracy Carter is leading a service project crocheting beanies for veterans at the Alvin C. York Campus of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro. Carter, a management and program assistant for the Test Systems Sustainment Division at Arnold Air Force Base, said she enjoys supporting area veterans and has been
  • 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
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