Events

January 8, 2014

Air Force, NASA to be featured at Outlook Conference

avbot1
Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., commander of the Air Force Test Center, and David McBride, director of NASAís Dryden Flight Research Center, both at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have accepted invitations from the Antelope Valley Board of Trade to address the Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference.

The 42nd annual conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Feb. 21 in the Mojave Air and Space Port Events Center.

Bunch and McBride head two of the regionís largest economic assets, with vital links to the Antelope Valleyís aerospace and defense industry employers.

Bunch directs a $31 billion enterprise of more than 18,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel across Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB and Arnold AFB. The AFTC provides developmental test and evaluation of experimental and research manned and unmanned air, space and cyber systems for military services, DARPA, NASA and international partners, in addition to operations of the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards.

Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1985 and performed operational assignments as an instructor, evaluator and aircraft commander for B-52 Stratofortresses. Following graduation from the†Air Force†Test Pilot School, Bunch conducted developmental testing in the B-2 Spirit and B-52 and served as an instructor in each. Additionally, he commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Commander of the Air Force Security Assistance Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

He was promoted to the rank of major general on Aug. 23, 2013.

As director of NASAís Dryden Flight Research Center, McBride oversees all aspects of center management, strategy, and operations. NASA Dryden is, one of the 10 field centers of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
avbot2
McBride was appointed director of NASA Dryden on Jan. 4, 2010, after having served as acting director since April 2009 upon the retirement of former center director Kevin L. Petersen. He had previously served as Dryden’s deputy director since June 2008, first in an acting capacity and subsequently receiving the official appointment in January 2009.

McBride’s prior management assignments at NASA Dryden include serving as Associate Director for Programs, overseeing the complete portfolio of Dryden projects supporting Exploration, Science, and Aeronautics.

He also was program manager for NASA’s Flight Research Program at NASA Dryden. The Flight Research Program and Flight and Systems Demonstrations Project conducted flight research and discovery that expanded aerospace knowledge and capabilities ñ activities included the record-breaking flight of the solar-powered Helios aircraft to over 96,000 feet, the Active Aeroelastic Wing flight research project and the revolutionary Intelligent Flight Control System, demonstrating adaptive neural network flight control systems.

McBride’s prior technical assignments include responsibilities as chief engineer for the X-33 Extended Test Range, and lead flight systems engineer for the X-31 and X-29 flight research programs and Dryden’s F/A-18 Systems Research Aircraft.

During a hiatus from NASA, McBride served as executive vice president and chief information officer of McBride and Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., from 1993 through 1998.

McBride began his career at Dryden as a cooperative education student in 1982, specializing in digital flight control systems analysis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1985 and an executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1998.

Tickets for the Business Outlook Conference are available from the Antelope Valley Board of Trade office in Palmdale, and may be purchased online at www.avbot.org
For more information, call Executive Director Vicki Medina at (661) 947-9033 or email Vicki@avbot.org.




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


 
 

 

Headlines December 19, 2014

News: SpaceX’s attempt to land rocket on floating barge postponed - It’s set to be one of the most groundbreaking moments in humanity’s six decades of space exploration. Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law - President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal spending measure into law Dec. 16, officially ending any threat of a government...
 
 

News Briefs December 19, 2014

Trial set for ex-Navy engineer in military secrets case A former Navy civilian engineer is scheduled to stand trial next summer on charges of trying to steal aircraft carrier schematics. Media outlets report that 35-year-old Mostafa Awwad of Yorktown, Va., pleaded not guilty Dec. 17 to two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and...
 
 
Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez

Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Army plans to launch an aerostat, part of the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor,” in late December 2014. The JLENS aerostat will be tethered to the...
 

 
Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan

AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Iraqi air force captain Hama conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon Dec. 17, 2014, located at the nearby Tucson International Airport...
 
 
Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn

Short-notice: A new way to exercise

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepare for an aeromedical evacuation exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker Dec. 5, 2014, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. The operation was executed in supp...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing...
 




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>