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  • AEDC testing cost-, time-saving water line repair method

    When it’s possible to increase operational reliability while minimizing the cost and disruption caused by maintenance, it’s a win-win.Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members are implementing a trial run of such a solution to the problem of leaks in raw water pipes at Arnold Air Force Base. Raw water is used in the cooling systems of the
  • Team members’ innovative methods advance test operations for AEDC hypersonic propulsion facility

    Improvements by team members of the AEDC Aerodynamics and Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) at Arnold Air Force Base have prevented unscheduled downtime and avoided equipment damage at the facility.Adam Webb, an electrical engineer for the Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, improved upon software for the
  • New scheduling system streamlines test and maintenance planning

    Ensuring resources such as utilities, facilities and personnel are available to accommodate high-priority test and maintenance projects is essential to the success of the AEDC mission.In an effort to reduce work impacts and delays due to resource unavailability and conflicts in testing schedules, a new single master schedule was developed by
  • Aerodynamics to treehouses: The benefits of acquisition skills shared during Lunch and Learn

    Mike Dent, chief of the Capital Improvements Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, built a “treehouse” near his residence in Tullahoma, complete with HVAC, bathroom and other amenities.During a Project Management Institute Lunch and Learn at Arnold in July, Dent used the treehouse project as an example of applying acquisition principles to large home
  • JFC, AFSA team up for car show, barbecue

    Air Force Sergeant's Association Chapter 477 serves up pulled pork and sides July 26 during a joint event with the Arnold Air Force Base Junior Force Council at Arnold. Funds raised by the AFSA chapter are used to support community events such as the Military Appreciation Day and the AEDC Children's Christmas Party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill
  • New position aimed at developing a resilient workforce

    Arnold Air Force Base will be increasing efforts to create and maintain a positive work environment. Lee Smith, previously the Installation Emergency Manager, has been named to the new full-time position of Community Support Coordinator and Violence Prevention Integrator.“Along with the workload increasing, we want to increase our focus on the
  • New AEDC Flight Systems director aims to support, grow his team

    As of June 28, Lt. Col. John McShane took on his role as director of AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base.While new to the job and the area, McShane is full-speed ahead in conducting business as usual. “My goals are, first off, to take care of the people because they’re the ones that do the work. I want to find out the
  • Students participate in STEM activities as part of 2019 Reach for the Stars Competition

    Area students spent a Saturday during their summer break to participate in a rocket launching competition called Reach for the Stars.Members of the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Coffee County Airfoilers, volunteers from Arnold Air Force Base, and Olga Oakley, the Air Force Science, Technology,
  • Team AEDC craft workers making exercise a priority

    Safety boots and blue jeans are not typical workout clothing, unless you’re a busy craft worker at Arnold Air Force Base.As the workload increased and the workday grew longer for Pipefitter Steward Mike Lance, his workout time disappeared. After a couple months, he decided to forego lunch for exercise.“I told some of them (his co-workers), I said,
  • Area students participate in CyberPatriot Advanced CyberCamp

    Air Force Association CyberPatriot Advanced CyberCamp was June 17-21 at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. The camp is sponsored by the Arnold Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program. Those participating in the CyberCamp were area middle school students ages 11-14. Many of them are members of their school’s
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