Arnold AFB access requires CAC ID for active duty military, retiree and dependents. There are certain buildings that require a special security badge.
All firearms must be registered on base. For additional information on registering firearms contact Security Forces at 931-454-5662 or 312-340-5662.
Passports and Visas
Passports and Visas are not required for this installation.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
The Area Code for Arnold Air Force Base is 931 (931-XXX-XXXX)The DSN prefix for Arnold Air Force Base is 340 (340-XXXX)To call Arnold AFB from overseas: 312-340-XXXX (operator 340-3000)To do "off-net calls" (Morale Calls) you must call the operator as listed above. All other "morale call numbers" are now disconnected. Please share this information with those who have "morale call listings".Emergency Fire/Police/Ambulance 911 on base telephone system(931) 454-3117 from base housing or cell phone
Our Mission: To prove the superiority of systems required to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy.
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 General 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 68 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Additional information is available at the installation homepage at https://www.arnold.af.mil/.
Arnold AFB employs approximately 55 active duty, 350 federal civil servants, 55 NAF personnel and 2,100 civilian contractors. At peak levels, Arnold AFB employs as many as 2,700 personnel.
Arnold Air Force Base, home of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), is located in middle Tennessee nearly equal distance between Nashville and Chattanooga.
Arnold AFB is the perfect place to work and play. Scenic beauty surrounds a tremendous quality of life for residents. Nearby cities Manchester, Tullahoma and Winchester form a triangle around AEDC, which straddles Coffee and Franklin counties in Tennessee. The area rests on the Highland Rim, a natural division of the state with an average elevation of more than 1,000 feet above sea level. A moderate climate averages 80 degrees in the summer and 40 degrees in winter. There's an average rainfall of 54 inches and snowfall of 5.7 inches. Spring blooms and fall flourishes with color.
Currently, there is no base transportation available on this installation.