Monday, November 8, 2010

Check out some of AFA's events this week!

This week, AFA has several events taking place!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:00 a.m.:

AFA will be hosting its monthly Air Force Breakfast Program, with General William M. Fraser III, Commander of Air Combat Command, presenting as the November speaker. The Air Force Breakfast Program is a monthly series that provides a venue for senior Air Force and Department of Defense leaders to communicate directly with the public and the press.

This event will take place at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, located at 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA, 22202. Please register online at For additional information, contact Lizzie Carver at 703-247-5800, ext. 4877 or e-mail her at

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.:

Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, will be presenting the latest Mitchell Study, entitled “Downsizing USAF: A 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft Inventory.” This informative report illustrates force structure trends for USAF aircraft and helicopters covering the years 1950 to 2009.

Dr. Grant will present the report with James C. Ruehrmund Jr., retired Air Force Reserve colonel, and Christopher J. Bowie, Corporate Director of the Northrop Grumman Analysis Center. This event will take place at AFA Headquarters, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209, next to the Key Bridge Marriott.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.:

AFA and the Air Force Memorial Foundation will host an 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony at the Air Force Memorial. A two-minute moment of silence at 11 a.m. will be observed to commemorate those members of the U.S. armed forces who died while servicing our nation. During this ceremony a wreath will be placed at the Memorial in memory and in honor of the veterans of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations.

This ceremony is open to the public, with the hope that both military and civilians will come out and support the Air Force and all the armed forces on this day of honor.

Directions to the Air Force Memorial may be found online at

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.:

AFA’s education initiative CyberPatriot will begin competitions for their Open Division in this two-track youth cyber defense challenge. CyberPatriot is a high school competition aimed to educate students about the cybersecurity field and inspire students to consider STEM-related studies. The All-Services Division, comprised of Junior ROTC programs from all Services and Civil Air Patrol squadrons, successfully competed last Saturday. The Open Division is made up of teams registered from public, private, parochial and home schools.

The 100+ teams in this division will virtually compete across the nation Saturday morning for an opportunity to win scholarship money and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

**Don't forget, AFA's Global Warfare Symposium is less than two weeks away, November 18 - 19, in Los Angeles, Calif.

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