Arnold engineers implement Condition-Based Maintenance Wireless Network AEDC pilot program achieves AFMC first

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – An innovative pilot project at Arnold Air Force Base is providing a potential solution to improving the condition-based maintenance, or CBM, program for Arnold Engineering Development Complex assets.

In a unique industrial environment such as Arnold AFB, obtaining the necessary measurements for CBM decisions can be challenging. A secure and reliable network of wireless instrumentation may prove to be the solution.
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NAS participates in Small Business Industry Day in Nashville

ARNOLD AFB, Tenn. – Acquisition Team members with National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, attended the 2020 Small Business Industry Day on March 5 at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Cindy Dixon, a Subcontract Administrator and Small Business Advocate, with the help of Meron Agonafir and Frances Samples, both Negotiated Buyers, manned the NAS exhibit at the event, which was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Arnold engineers share what it means to them to be an engineer

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – Arnold Engineering Development Complex has continued to grow and evolve over the nearly 70 years since President Harry Truman dedicated the site in honor of Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, but one thing has remained the same – engineers are the heart of AEDC.

Engineers oversee the testing, conduct the research and manage the maintenance necessary for AEDC to accomplish its objectives, and it is once again time to celebrate these men and women, along with other engineers across the nation, for the impact they have on the world around them.
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NAS Team Members Train to More Effectively Meet Project Management Demands

ARNOLD AFB, Tenn. – In December, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC (NAS), the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) Contractor, invested in members of its workforce with a three-day class on project management.

The course was modeled after Bechtel’s Project Management Tier 1 Training and tailored to meet the specific needs of NAS. It was taught by Mark Seely, a project management training facilitator and former Bechtel employee.
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Arnold AFB craftsmen and others join to aid supersonic wind tunnel return to service

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – The reactivation of the 16-foot supersonic wind tunnel at Arnold Air Force Base is on the horizon, and work continues behind the scenes to bring the dormant facility back to life.

Craftsmen in the Arnold AFB Model and Machine Shop are being lauded for the creativity and cohesion that led to the successful completion of a significant undertaking critical to reactivating the facility.
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AEDC T-3 engine test cell receives upgrades for future tests

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – The Arnold Engineering Development Complex T-3 turbine engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base is undergoing several modifications to prepare it for future testing.

Built as part of the Engine Test Facility, or ETF, at Arnold in the early 1950s, the T-3 test cell was designed for testing small engines. It has the capability to reach Mach 4 at simulated altitudes below 70,000 feet and Mach 2.5 at sea-level conditions.
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AEDC teams improve design engineering capability

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – Arnold Engineering Development Complex is in high demand for testing.

In order to help meet that demand, AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment, or TOS, contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, expanded its design engineering staff in 2019 to support capital projects, test programs and the overall AEDC mission. But without the proper tools for the job, new team members would be left spinning their wheels.
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NAS Donates to Local First Responders

ARNOLD AFB, Tenn. – National Aerospace Solutions said “thank you” recently to local organizations for their assistance with this summer’s NAS Family Picnic.

During the picnic, employees and their families and friends traded donations for a chance to dunk members of the NAS leadership team. Proceeds from the dunk tank were matched by NAS and donated to Coffee County Emergency Medical Services and the Tullahoma Fire Department.
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Replacing decades-old exhauster motors expected to increase reliability, availability for testing base wide

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – Exhauster motors near the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base are being replaced after being in service since at least 1958.

The motors, referred to as the A and B exhauster motors, have been used to exhaust up to a combined total of 1,100 pounds of air per second during testing.
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