• May 3 marks 70 years since first jet engine test at AEDC

    The payoff to nearly a decade of groundwork and work on the ground was realized 70 years ago with the push of a switch.On May 3, 1954, the first turbojet engine test was initiated in the T-1 Test Cell of the new Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.Not only did this event mark the engine

  • Ejection seat testing returns to Arnold AFB for first time since late-1990s

    The year was 1997.Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term as U.S. president.The NASA space probe Pathfinder landed on the Martian surface.The motion picture “Titanic” was released in theaters and began its voyage to becoming the highest grossing movie of all-time, a designation it would hold

  • F-15C Eagle display at Arnold AFB honors Duricy

    ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – The significance of the static aircraft displayed outside the Main Gate and Gate 2 of Arnold Air Force Base goes beyond decorative purposes. The displays symbolize the importance of the work performed across Arnold Engineering Development Complex, headquartered at

  • SecAF visits Arnold Air Force Base

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited Arnold Air Force Base Oct. 4 for insight on current efforts at Arnold and to get a firsthand look at how work there will impact the Air Force mission in the future.During his visit to Arnold, headquarters of Arnold Engineering Development Complex,

  • Lance awarded Legion of Merit

    Col. Randel Gordon, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, presents Col. R. Chris Lance, then-outgoing chief of the Test Support Division, AEDC, with the Legion of Merit during the Change of Leadership Ceremony for the division at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., June 2, 2023. According to

  • AEDC hosts mentoring seminar for scientists, engineers

    Christopher Wilcox, deputy director of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, speaks about his career path March 31, 2023, during the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Scientist and Engineer Career Planning and Mentoring Seminar at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., headquarters of AEDC.

  • 2023 AEDC Spark Tank initiative funds multiple projects

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members were recently granted funding for their innovative ideas as part of the 2023 AEDC Spark Tank.An announcement was made in October 2022 calling all innovators to submit their ideas, and the last day for submissions was Jan.13. The AEDC Spark Tank

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