About Arnold AFB, TN
Located near Tullahoma, Tennessee, Arnold Air Force Base is operated by the United States Air Force. The base supports air missions, despite a lack of an active airfield on site. The base has become a leader in flight simulation technology.
Originally named Camp Forrest, then William Northern Field, the base became Arnold AFB in 1951 to commemorate the death of General Arnold, who is considered the father of the United States Air Force. The base played a significant role in the Second World War, when it hosted General Patton's division and German prisoners of war. During the Cold War, the base became a site of research and technological development.
The Arnold Engineering Development Complex is a worldwide front-runner in flight simulations, simulating numerous conditions. Services of Arnold AFB include Arnold Lakeside Center for recreation, a golf course, outdoor recreation facilities and a credit union. Despite the lack of an active airfield, the base employs thousands of civilians and military personnel.