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  • Technicians replacing computers base wide

    All HP 705 G3 desktop and HP 640 G3 laptop computers at Arnold Air Force Base are being upgraded with newer models that have more memory, speed and solid-state drives.According to Randy Wroten, a contracting officer at Arnold, as computer quantities allow, the next level of computers will be

  • Chickens first took flight at Arnold AFB 50 years ago

    Likely due to its peculiar purpose and unorthodox ammunition, its notoriety has waned little in the years since it was last fired.The S-3 Bird Impact Range at Arnold Air Force Base, widely referred to as the “Chicken Gun,” remains a point of interest during base tours, has been the subject of

  • AEDC support aids F-15 in reaching 50-year milestone

    Perhaps better than any other military aircraft, the F-15 Eagle exemplifies the definitions of versatile, revolutionary, indomitable and enduring. The fighter, first deployed in late July 1972, recently turned 50. To mark the golden anniversary of the aircraft that has never been downed in

  • Propulsion team continues flow visualization study to save time, money

    Team members with the 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base are continuing to collect shadowgraph measurements of high sound pressure level nozzle acoustic events to validate computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, prediction methods.To

  • AEDC teams put problem-solving skills to use during AFTC Hackathon

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members, along with other Airmen from across the three wings, participated in the second Air Force Test Center Data Hackathon in March to find innovative solutions to issues being faced by the organizations.Over the course of the weeklong event, held March

  • 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

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