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Contact: Duane Hyland
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

US Air Force Test and Evaluation Days conference set for Feb. 2-4

Nashville conference's theme is 'assessing the strategic posture of the Air Force T&E enterprise'

January 21, 2010 - Reston, Va. - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold the U.S. Air Force T&E Days Conference 2010, February 2-4 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center, Nashville, Tenn. The conference is hosted by the Arnold Engineering Development Center and AIAA.

The conference's general chair, Maj. Gen. David W. Eidsaune, states: "The T&E Days 2010 conference brings together test and evaluation professionals from academia, industry, and the military to focus on the implementation of the T&E Enterprise concept throughout the Air Force. Through a dynamic blend of panels, work groups, concurrent technical sessions, and key note speakers, participants will develop ways to boost program efficiency and the nation's war-winning capabilities. This event is a 'must-attend' event for everyone working in the test and evaluation field."

Keynote speakers for the conference include: Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force; Maj. Gen. David W. Eidsaune, director, air, space, and information operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command; John T. Manclark, director, test and evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

The conference will also feature two particularly noteworthy panels on February 2:


The T&E Days 2010 Conference is supported by the Air Force Flight Test Center; the 46th Test Wing at the Air Armament Center; the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center; the Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development and Test Wing; the Air Force Materiel Command; the Air Combat Command; the Air Force Research Laboratory; and the Air Mobility Command. The conference's sponsors are Jacobs Technology and the Aerospace Testing Alliance.

For more information on the 2010 U.S. Air Force T&E Days Conference, visit www.aiaa.org/events/tedays or contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or duaneh@aiaa.org. Media registration for credentialed members of the press is complimentary.

AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344
Phone: 703.264.7558 Fax: 703.264.7551 www.aiaa.org

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