You’ve spent a day out with the ladies , and gotten in touch with your inner child ; isn’t it time to reconnect with the special person in your life with an excursion for two? As I’ve mentioned time and time again, Nashville is an entertainment meca filled with activities to please visitors 9 to 90, and the activity base for couples is no exception! Whenever we head to Nashville for a daytime getaway, we love stopping by Tavern Midtown on Broadway. Their Sunday brunch is a hit for two, with 2 for 1 cocktails (Wicked Bloody Mary for him, Blood Orange Mimosa for me) and delectable dishes like t... read more
Arnold AFB - On and Off Base Information
Arnold AFB Housing Information
Arnold AFB Housing Information:
Arnold Air Force Base, home of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), is located in Middle Tennessee nearly equal distance between Nashville and Chattanooga. The base property lies in two neighboring counties, Coffee and Franklin. A great number of military and civilian personnel live in the surrounding cities of Manchester, Tullahoma, and Winchester. These cities offer southern hospitality at its best and a very reasonable cost-of-living. Nashville, "Music City", is approximately an hour's drive away and offers an abundance of cultural and entertainment activities including NFL and NHL sports teams, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the world famous Grand Ole Opry.
Shortly before the end of World War II, General Henry H. Arnold asked Dr. Theodore von Karman to study Germany's rapid development of advanced jet aircraft and other systems which almost allowed the then-Nazi-dominated nation to win World War II. At Gen. Arnold's request Dr. von Karman formed a Scientific Advisory Group to chart a long-range research and development course for the future of the U.S. Air Force. The result was Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC). President Harry Truman dedicated AEDC on June 5th, 1951. Since then, AEDC has contributed to the development of nearly every national aerospace program. Today, the center operates 58 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units.
The AEDC mission is to test and evaluate aircraft, missile and space systems and subsystems at the flight conditions they will experience during a mission and to help customers develop and qualify the systems for flight, improve system designs and establish performance before production, and to help users troubleshoot problems with operational systems. AEDC also conducts a research and technology program to develop advanced testing techniques and instrumentation and to support the design of new test facilities. The continual improvement helps satisfy testing needs and keeps pace with rapidly advancing aircraft, missile and space system requirements.
Arnold AFB employs approximately - 43 active duty, 320 federal civil servants, 55 NAF personnel - and - 1700 civilian contractors.
Currently, there is no base transportation available on this installation.
The sponsorship program is a great way to gather information about your new location. All in-bound personnel will be assigned a sponsor after receiving orders. Please contact your assigned unit to inquire about a sponsor. During PCS, a temporary duty address or your billeting address can be set up to receive your personal mail until you establish permanent quarters.
The Wingo Inn is located on the beautiful shores of Woods Reservoir. The facility was recently renovated and all rooms received new furnishings, televisions, and a VCR/DVD player. If traveling on orders, please contact the Wingo Inn front desk for reservations at 931-454-3099. For those traveling space available, reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. Pets are not authorized within the Wingo Inn. The Wingo Inn will provide a list of local kennels if requested. Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
The Military Personnel Office facilitates in-processing and newcomer orientations. For questions contact DSN 340-7824/4823 or Comm: 931-454-7824/4823.
100 Kindel Drive
Arnold AFB, TN 37389
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