Local

September 27, 2013

Bjorkman says Farewell to Edwards

Tags:
Rebecca Amber
Staff writer

Dr. Eileen Bjorkman is presented a going away present by Dr. Davy Belk, Air Force Test Center executive director, during a farewell ceremony at Club Muroc Sept. 24. Bjorkman is retiring from her position as AFTC technical adviser after more than 30 years with the government and military.

A farewell luncheon honoring Air Force Test Center Technical Advisor Eileen Bjorkman was held at Club Muroc Sept. 24.

“I have had an absolutely wonderful career between the military and being a government civilian and my favorite place to be stationed has always been Edwards,” said Bjorkman.

Bjorkman shared that she grew up in a military family and never stayed in one place for long. Her time at Edwards, though not all at once, has added up to eight years.

“Eight years in one place is the longest I’ve ever managed,” said Bjorkman. She added that Edwards is a “magical place.”

Bjorkman’s plans include moving to Seattle, Wash., where she will spend more time with her family.

During her time at Edwards, she provided leadership and final review of the technical aspects of the center’s overall program as well as consultant advice and technical guidance to agencies within and outside the center. She has collaborated with the center commander to establish test and evaluation technical policy and procedures.

She was the senior technical adviser to the AFTC commander regarding health and suitability of airframe, avionics, installed propulsion and electronic warfare flight and supporting ground test capability across AFTC’s test ranges and facilities.

Bjorkman has been chair on the AFFTC Center Systems Engineering Council and is the Science and Engineering Center Functional Manager. She has also represented the center on the Air Force Material Command Engineering Council and was Secretary of the Air Force-Acquisition Senior Leader Development Team.

During her military career she served as a flight test engineer, instructor and test squadron commander. She was a senior non-rated aircrew member and has over 700 flight hours as a flight test engineer in more than 25 different aircraft including the F-4, F-16, C-130 and C-141. She has also served spent time as a director in areas that worked on modeling, simulation, analysis and joint testing.

Bjorkman retired as a colonel after nearly 30 years as an Air Force officer.

When she retired from active duty she was the Chief of Modeling and Simulation Policy Division, Warfighter Systems Integration and Deployment.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs January 23, 2015

Fitz-Gerald pedestrian crossing work Through next week, road work will be taking place near the Fitz-Gerald Blvd. and Doolittle Parkway intersections, which is located in the housing area near Chapel 2. This work will result in better visibility of the pedestrian crossings and make crossing at these locations easier and safer for all. Fitz-Gerald and...
 
 
juveniel-court

JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that insta...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash

SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washi...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Contro...
 
 

Air Force senior leadership addresses need to stabilize RPA enterprise

During a State of the Air Force address held at the Pentagon, Jan 15, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced immediate preliminary steps to develop a get-well plan to improve the health of the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise in light of extensive combatant commander operational needs. (Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance)...
 
 

AFIMSC headquarters site announced

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas,†was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters. Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, economic and environmental factors at four candidate locations. “Following site surveys at the four candidate locations, we ultimately ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>