• Remembering the road to AEDC 70 years later

    During a June 25, 1951, ceremony at Arnold Air Force Base, President Harry S. Truman unveiled a plaque dedicating the Air Engineering Development Center as the Arnold Engineering Development Center in honor of General of the Air Force, Henry H. “Hap” Arnold. Arnold had passed away before the

  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources available for those in need of help

    Each May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness for mental health, as the name implies, but also to promote mental illness education and support.Lee Smith, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Community Support coordinator, said the goals of Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Continuous Evaluation program in place to ensure secure operations

    Military personnel, government employees and contractors across Arnold Engineering Development Complex are subject to enrollment in Continuous Evaluation, or CE, which is an ongoing screening process to review the background of individuals tasked with sensitive duties or those eligible to access

  • AEDC announces 70th anniversary open house

    Members of the community are invited to help the men and women of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex celebrate the organization’s 70th anniversary.The “Hap Arnold Day” 70th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Arnold Air Force Base, where AEDC is headquartered, on June 26 from noon to

  • AEDC critical to fielding DARPA OpFires

    Critical testing for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program was recently completed in Arnold Engineering Development Complex test facilities.  This testing supported the DARPA Operational Fires, or OpFires, program, and was completed in October 2020 in the von Kármán Gas Dynamics

  • U.S. Space Force official gets first-hand look at Arnold AFB

    Gen. David D. Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, recently visited the Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquarters at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., to gauge how AEDC space test and evaluation capabilities can support the newest branch of the nation’s

  • AEDC Aeropropulsion personnel testing software to aid in structural analysis

    Structural testing of new turbine engine designs can result in terabytes of data recorded from hundreds of sensors.  This data - collected during High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) characterization tests – traditionally required experts months to analyze and determine if the engine is safe to operate in an

  • Regina Bucher is first female Security Services Lead at Arnold AFB

    With the recent hiring of Regina Bucher by Akima Intra-Data, Arnold Air Force Base now has its first female leading the Facility Support Services (FSS) II Security Service contract section.Eugene Mittuch, project manager for FSS II at Arnold, commented on the significance of this event.“It’s a first

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