• Virtual reality capability used during sensor validation in AEDC test cell

    When performing sensor validation tests in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Sea Level Test Cell 1, or SL-1, this summer, AEDC engineers at Arnold Air Force Base had the opportunity to view in nearly real-time a three-dimensional representation of the test hardware and support systems using

  • Under Secretary of the Air Force visits Arnold AFB

    Kirk Butler, director of operations for the Hypersonic Systems Test Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), explains how the Aerodynamic and Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) operates to Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones, during her visit to Arnold Air Force

  • Arnold Diversity and Inclusion initiatives now in motion

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander, Air Force Materiel Command, issued diversity and inclusion, or D&I, guidance last fall, and shortly followed it with the 2020 AFMC D&I Survey.The survey led each site or installation to establish a D&I Command Action Plan, or CAP, and all CAPs were due to AFMC

  • AFTC Commander learns more about the AEDC mission

    This month, Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien made his first visit to Arnold Air Force Base since taking on his latest role as the commander of the Air Force Test Center.During his two-day stop, Dertien had the opportunity to see many of the test facilities on base and speak with experts in each of the mission

  • Lance brings wealth of experience, love for area to new role at Arnold AFB

    Formerly the director of the U.S. Air Force Central Command’s Program Management Office in Al Udeid, Qatar, Col. Robert Lance assumed the duties as chief of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Support Division, or TSD, Aug. 6.As Test Support Division Chief, Lance will oversee the

  • Lt. Col. Prahl brings understanding of test enterprise to new role

    In an official ceremony in June, Lt. Col. Dayvid Prahl took on the role of Arnold Engineering Development Complex Space Test Branch chief at Arnold Air Force Base.Prior to his assignment at Arnold, Prahl was serving as the Program Control Integrated Product team lead within the eT-7A Division of the

  • AFTC Commander stops in at Arnold AFB to say thanks, farewell

    After 31 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, Maj. Gen. Christopher Azzano, Air Force Test Center commander, retired in July. But before heading into retirement, the AFTC commander made the rounds across the Test Center, with one of those stops being Arnold Air Force Base, the headquarters of the

  • Air Force, NAS collaborate on intern programs for second year

    The Department of Defense and contractor interns have once again joined together for their summer internship programs at Arnold Air Force Base.Last year, DOD and National Aerospace Solutions, LLC (NAS), the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor for Arnold Engineering Development Complex, began

  • Flyover debuts new paint scheme for 586 FLTS jet

    The timing couldn’t have been better.It just so happened that one of the T-38 jets flown by the 586th Flight Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, was in need of a new paint job as the 70th anniversary of both the Air Force Test Center and Arnold Engineering Development Complex

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