Events

May 2, 2012

Registration now live for AFA’s annual Air, Space Conference

Registration for the Air Force Association’s 2012 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is now live!

This unique three-day symposium runs Sept. 17 to19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac, in National Harbor, just across the river from Alexandria and minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

AFA’s Air & Space Conference is an ideal opportunity for professional development for military, government, industry, and academic professionals interested in the latest in aerospace developments.

The conference offers invaluable networking opportunities, interesting and educational forums, and expert dialogue on national defense and aerospace issues.

Expect to hear timely presentations from top leaders of the nation’s defense as both Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey join the line-up of speakers this year. Other confirmed speakers can be found here.

In addition, the Technology Exposition promises to be even grander this year, with an additional 35,000 square feet from last year. The exhibit hall will showcase the latest developments in airpower and space capabilities vital to the Air Force mission. The extra space also allows AFA to offer business-to-business suites, a special Speakers’ Corner, and a Veterans and Spouses Career Center.

Other special events include a ceremony honoring AFA’s National Aerospace Award Winners and the 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. And, as always, the event will culminate with the annual Air Force Anniversary Dinner.

Be a part of AFA’s national forum on air and space issues. More information, including the current agenda and registration details, can be found at www.afa.org/events/conference/2012/default.asp. Over the next few weeks, look for additional speakers and other information updates at www.AFA.org.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.

 




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


 
 

 

President proclaims Memorial Day as ‘Day of Prayer’

President Barack Obama May 22 saluted the service and sacrifices of America’s military members–past and present–and proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer....
 
 

Air Force leaders’ Memorial Day message

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the Air Force and their families: To the Airmen of the United States Air Force and their Families: On Memorial Day, Americans pause in solemn remembrance...
 
 

Headlines May 22, 2015

News: Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified - Marine Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of the May 17 MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Ariz.   Business: Israel defense exports plunge to seven-year low - Israeli defense sales last year plunged to their...
 

 

News Briefs May 22, 2015

Ukrainian officer hit with third charge in Russia A third charge has been filed against a Ukrainian military officer who has been behind bars in Moscow for nearly a year over the deaths of two Russian journalists in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who worked as a spotter for Ukrainian troops fighting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine,...
 
 
Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez

Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez Nick Baldwin and Evan Young, researchers with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, Pennsylvania, discuss the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar ...
 
 

Air Force assigns new chief scientist

The Air Force announced the service’s new chief scientist to serve as a science and technology adviser to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff of the Air Force, May 21. Dr. Greg Zacharias will be the 35th chief scientist and is ready to “dive in” to his new role. “I...
 




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>