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  • Arnold AFB Emergency Management Services conduct MH-47 familiarization training

    Even though Arnold Engineering Development Complex, headquartered at Arnold AFB, doesn’t have a flying mission, the Emergency Management Services has to keep their skills sharp and be prepared to respond to real-world aircraft incidents and accidents. According to Deputy Fire Chief Daryl Vancise, Arnold AFB EMS personnel had a unique opportunity to
  • Engineers at Arnold AFB develop projectile telemetry capability to study boundary layer transition

    Engineers with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base are developing a telemetry capability that will be used to gather, transmit and record data when launching projectiles at over 25,000 Gs and more than 13,000 miles per hour.Elvis Encalada, electrical engineer at Arnold, commented that the use of telemetry arose from
  • 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
  • AEDC Commander presents HOSC grant check

    U.S. Air Force Col. Scott A. Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, presents Mrs. Olga Oakley, Hands-On Science Center's Air Force STEM director, with a grant check for $113,000 at the Hands-On Science Center, April 5, 2018.The Hands-On Science Center runs the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program on
  • FIRST® LEGO® League teams sponsored by Arnold STEM place in regional qualifying tournament

    Of the 24 FIRST® LEGO® League teams sponsored by the Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Outreach Program, 10 did well enough at the East Tennessee FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Qualifying Tournament to move on to compete at the East Tennessee Championship competition in February. A total of 26 FLL
  • AEDC team members resurrect 1996 software to assist in engineering analyses at Arnold AFB

    Through a combined effort of AEDC team members, a 1996 pressure vessel hazard analysis software program was installed and made useable on a current system at Arnold Air Force Base.Joshua Diller, an AEDC system administrator, explained that he found a way to install the analysis software, written to be used with Windows 95, so that it would run as
  • Swanson appreciative of Arnold experience

    Fearing that she would become too emotional, Kathy Swanson did not plan on giving a big speech during her retirement party.Instead, Swanson put her thoughts in a letter handed out to co-workers and colleagues in attendance. One of the things she emphasized in this letter was her appreciation to the U.S. Air Force.“The Air Force has been so good to
  • Protect the Power: October is Energy Action Month

    October is Energy Action Month and Air Force leadership is heading up a “Protect the Power” Campaign.Power is a critical asset for both Arnold Air Force Base and the community alike. Nearly everything we do revolves around power, from normal day to day conveniences like using a microwave or keeping your house cool in the middle of summer to more
  • Team AEDC joins in recognizing 40th anniversary of the launch of NASA Voyager 1 and 2

    NASA Voyager 1 and 2 will reach 40 years of operation in August and September, and AEDC test teams played a part in testing the space systems for this program prior to their launch.Voyager 2 lifted off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral on Aug. 20, 1977, with its twin launching a couple weeks later on Sept. 5, 1977.In 1965, NASA tasked AEDC
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