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AFMC Command News

  • AEDC Model Shop reduces risk with new chemical cleaners

    Mission first, safety always. Efforts to put that common saying into action in a meaningful and measurable way came to fruition this summer at Arnold Air Force Base. After more than a year of research and preparation, two new citrus-based chemical cleaners were delivered and put to use in place of

  • AEDC expanding missile signature characterization capabilities

    The Advanced Missile Signature Center of the 718th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has been helping the Department of Defense characterize the signatures of missile plumes for decades. Recently, a new measurement system was tested at Arnold Air Force Base,

  • NFAC team assesses flow quality in 40-foot by 80-foot test section

    Engineers at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex don’t always go with the flow.They realize that flow must be examined from time to time, as good flow quality is essential to collecting accurate data from wind tunnel testing.Work recently concluded in the 40-foot by 80-foot Wind Tunnel

  • McKinley Climatic Laboratory celebrates 75th anniversary

    As folks across the nation gear up to celebrate the 75th birthday of the branch later this summer, those at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, recently marked the diamond anniversary of their facility.

  • AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 reaches 5,000 run mark

    The list of milestones and achievements at Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 recently grew a bit longer.On April 11, the team at the White Oak, Maryland facility celebrated the successful completion of 5,000 test runs by Tunnel 9 personnel.”It’s always exciting when

  • 586th FLTS helps showcase data link improvement

    The 586th Flight Test Squadron was involved last year in the testing and showcasing of the new Heimdall enhanced capability for legacy tactical data links.The 586 FLTS is part of the 704th Test Group at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The 704 TG is a unit of AEDC, headquartered at Arnold Air Force

  • AEDC Spark Tank awards funding to multiple proposals

    The ideas have been submitted, the pitches presented and the selections made.Now begins the implementation process for those across Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently awarded funding for their innovative ideas through the AEDC Spark Tank.After poring over the submitted suggestions on

  • AEDC announces FARM II contract companies

    Facilities Acquisitions for Restoration and Modernization II, or FARM II, is a five-year, $300 million firm-fixed-price contract that provides for mechanical; electrical; instrumentation, data and control; and/or design-build projects. These projects include infrastructure sustainment, restoration