2017 2nd Quarter General Meeting

Tuesday, April 11th, 11:30am to 1pm

The Chincoteague Center

6155 Community Center Dr., Chincoteague

$5 admission for members, $15 admission for non-members.
Bag lunch available.


  1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS – Chairman, Peter Bale

Captain John P. Robinson III – Welcome home and welcome to the WIRA Board.

  1. Introduction of new Town Managers – Chairman, Peter Bale
    1. Chincoteague: Jim West
    2. Onancock: Bill Kerbin
  1. UPDATES from 2017 Virginia Legislative Session
    1. Senator Lynwood Lewis
    2. Delegate Rob Bloxom
    1. NASA Wallops – Bill Wrobel
    2. Virginia Space / MARS – Dale Nash
    3. NAVY Surface Combat Systems – Commander Jeffrey Lock
    4. Orbital ATK – Dan Givens

Curtis Smith, Accomack Northampton Planning District Commission

    Old Business / New Business


WIRA-4th Quarter General Meeting – Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Wallops Island Regional Alliance

4th Quarter General Meeting – Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Location:  Jackspot Restaurant


  1. Welcome and Introductions, Peter Bale, WIRA Chairman
  2. Pledge of Allegiance, Captain John Robinson
  3. Update on WIRA Activities, Peter Bale


4. Financial Report, Peter Bale

5. Updates

  • US Navy, Captain John Robinson, Commanding Officer
  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Bill Wrobel, Director
  • Jeff Holland, Executive Director Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Authority
  • Update on Construction of the New Parallel Tunnel
  • Orbital ATK, Dan Givens, Site Manager
  • Update on Air Vehicles
  • MARS, Dale Nash, Executive Director
  • Update on Pad Reconstruction

6. Closing Remarks, Peter Bale

Island Access Magazine – April 2015

Image:  Island Access April 2015 Issue

In this issue:

  • Super Pressure Balloon completes most rigorous test to date, Pages 1 and 6
  • RockSatX sounding rocket launch, Page 3
  • What’s Up @NASA_Wallops, Pages 4 and 5
  • Arctic IceBridge campaign continues ice sheet surveys, Page 7
  • Wallops range supports Langley UAV system test, Page 8
  • Veteran astronaut visits, talks safety during awareness campaign, Page 9
  • Wallops-sponsored robotics team heads to world championship, Pages 10 and 11
  • Wallops scientist publishes research results in Nature magazine, Page 12
  • Eastern Shore Community College, Wallops provide work experience to students, Page 13
  • i am goddard: Amy Davis earns ESCC Distinguished Alumni Award, Page 14

Download the PDF version here