Events

August 23, 2012

AFA’s 2012 Air & Space Conference upholds Air Force heritage

In the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1950, six columns of North Korean forces stormed across the 38th parallel into South Korea.

Ninety thousand communist troops augmented by armored columns and close air support rapidly overwhelmed South Korean soldiers. The newly-created U.S. Air Force swung into action, and by June 27, an F-82 crew claimed the first aerial victory of the war.

At the Air Force Association’s 2012 Air & Space Conference, members of the aircrews from the 1950s’ Korean War will lead a panel, describing their experiences flying F-80s, F-51s, B-29s and B-26s in Korea, amidst the brutal cold of winter and the oppressive heat of summer.

The Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is a one-of-a-kind event that does not just provide professional development opportunities with 60 plus conference addresses, workshops and panels addressing today’s challenges in aerospace, but upholds Air Force heritage and spotlights airpower pioneers.

The Korean War Aircrews are just one of several heritage spotlights on the agenda. Other heritage highlights include:

  • Panel comprised of Fighter Pilots of World War II
  • Panel comprised of Aircrews of the Berlin Airlift
  • Book signing by Clarence “Bud” Anderson, To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace
  • Book signing by Gail Halverson, The Berlin Candy Bomber

The full conference agenda can be found at here.

The 2012 Air & Space Conference is Sept. 17-19, 2012, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, just across the river from Alexandria and minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. This year’s conference will host more than 60 conference addresses and 50,000 square feet of the latest and greatest technology from industry in the Exhibit Hall.

For more information, visit www.afa.org.




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


 
 

 

Headlines January 28, 2015

News: Panel will propose new military retirement system - The long-awaited report on military compensation set to drop Thursday will propose fundamental changes to military retirement and health care benefits, according to several people familiar with the report. Source: DOD to request $585 billion for fiscal 2016 - The Department of Defense is preparing to submit a...
 
 

News Briefs January 28, 2015

Defense contractor to pay $2 million to settle claims A Northern California defense contractor will pay the federal government $2 million to settle claims about its manufacturing of parts for remote-controlled aircraft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento says Sacramento-based Composite Engineering Inc. agreed to pay the money to end allegations that it artificially inflated...
 
 
Navy photograph

USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, complet...
 

 
Navy photograph by PO1 William Larned

USS California returns from maiden deployment

Navy photograph by PO1 William Larned The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returns from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London. Under the command of Cmdr. Shawn Huey, Ca...
 
 
Army photograph

Army proves new watercraft capabilities

Army photograph Marine Corps assets are loaded onto the USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005), from an U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility, or LCU, USAV Port Hudson during port operations, at White Beach Naval Base, Jan. 22, 2015. Sold...
 
 

Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK’s aerospace, defense groups

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 27 that at a special meeting, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014. Approximately 99 percent of the votes cast at the special meeting voted in favor...
 




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>