ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. – After working almost 45 years for AEDC at Arnold, software engineer Tommie Heard is crossing over to test the retirement waters.
As he sat in the Administration and Engineering building lobby for the last time, he remembered how it all started for him at AEDC – in the lobby.
TULLAHOMA, TENN. – Five new AEDC Fellows were inducted during a banquet and ceremony June 23 at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base.
The Arnold Community Council AEDC Fellows Committee, which runs the AEDC Fellows program, the highest honor for AEDC employees, has selected this year’s winners. Two of the new Fellows are Technical, two Craft and one is Lifetime Achievement.
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Key members of the NAS team supporting Aeropropulsion System Test Facility C-Plant were recently recognized by the Air Force for their noteworthy expertise, professionalism and assistance during a special effort at C-Plant. Recognized were Gary Knox, Brian Shields, Brent Petry and Stevie Sullivan. NAS leadership also extended thanks to these four individuals, and presented each with a letter and coin from Col Haughian. Pictured above are Tom Currie, NAS Mission Execution Director; Brent Petry; Gary Knox; Brian Shields; Rod Cregier, Aeropropulsion Branch Manager; and Cynthia Rivera, NAS General Manager. NAS Leadership also recognizes the great support for this special effort provided by: Ezra Perkins Der’Ivan Kelly, Richard Miller, Julius Lockett, John Meeks, David Brooks, Steve Cowan and Alvin Cleek. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz)
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — The AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base will host a small business outreach event June 28 at the Franklin County Annex building in Winchester, 9 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m.
“This event will educate suppliers and subcontractors on how to successfully do business with National Aerospace Solutions [the AEDC TOS contractor],” said Cindy Dixon, NAS Subcontract Administrator and Small Business Advocate Certified Supplier Diversity Professional.
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — Personnel with the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment, or TOS, contractor at Arnold Air Force Base are credited with accomplishing ISO 9001 certification.
The contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, was certified ISO 9001 compliant after an audit performed by independent registrar Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, or LRQA, May 16-18.
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — The NAS Technology Innovations Branch directors are recognizing new technical capabilities at Arnold AFB and the innovators behind the ideas. There have been many innovative approaches in logistics, test support, manufacturing, engineering solutions and information technologies which have noticeably improved efficiency and decreased mission risks.
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — The members of the Manufacturing Safety Leadership Council, or MSLC, at AEDC are witnessing the rewards of having involvement from team members to achieve a superior safety mindset.
Since the beginning of the fiscal year 2017, the council and AEDC craft workers have implemented solutions to 181 self-reported findings due to the involvement of the craft team performing field installation work in the plant and test areas, the manufacturing fabrication areas and the laboratories.
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. – To meet development and testing needs for long-range strike and hypersonic vehicle materials, the H2 Arc Heater at AEDC has been upgraded, with checkouts being performed recently to ensure the modifications were successful. According to Harry Clark, AEDC senior engineer with the Strategic Plans and Test Facility Requirements, this project, known as the Mid-Pressure Arc Heater Prototype project or MPAH, has been a risk reduction effort that supports the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP) project upgrading the H2 arc-jet test capability.