Monday, February 7, 2011

AFA Presents 27th Annual Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando

AFA's Annual Air Warfare Symposium is just around the corner!

On February 17 - 18, 2011, at Orlando, Florida's Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, we will be hosting our 27th Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition.

This year's theme, “Resetting the Force for the Future,” will explore Air Warfare with the top echelon in Air Force leadership, including Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Philip M. Breedlove and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy.

Featured speakers include:
• Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley
• Gen. Philip Breedlove, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
• Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command
• Gen. Robert C. Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
• Gen. William M. Fraser, Commander, Air Combat Command
• Gen. Craig McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau
• Gen. Donald J. Hoffman, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
• Gen. Doug Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
• Gen. Gary L. North, Commander, Pacific Air Forces
• Gen. Edward A. Rice, Commander, Air Education and Training Command
• Gen. William Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command
• Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy

AFA symposiums and conferences serve as great opportunities to hear comprehensive briefings by top Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) leaders as well as great opportunities for professional development.

For a full list of the scheduled speakers and their biographies, check here.

Exhibits highlighting aerospace technology and education, sponsored by leading aerospace companies, will be on display as part of the Technology Exposition.

AND for 12 CyberPatriot teams, only one more round of competition stands in the way of their shot at the Commander-in-Chief Trophy. In conjunction with the Symposium, CyberPatriot, AFA's high school cyber defense competition, will be hosting the semifinal round for the All Service Division.

CyberPatriot is the national competition that serves as an interactive learning tool for cyber security. Results from this round determine which five teams compete at the finals on March 31 – April 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

Media registration: Advance media registration is available at®type=Media. To register on-site, you must bring photo ID and business card.

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Joseph R. Aaron said...

The future for the Air Force may be to combine both Naval and air services when it comes to refueling. Instead of using the aircraft carriers for combat they could be used as refueling stations by allowing refueling aircraft to leave the carriers and refuel the Air Force Aircraft in the air. It would seem that Aircraft Carriers may be coming obsolete, and may function another way, reducing the need for redundancy in both branches of service.

Joseph R. Aaron said...

The Aircraft Carriers may be phased out soon due to obsolescence. In the near future the two services could become one. The Navy could supply the refueling aircraft at sea while the Air Force would supply the aircraft. Redundancy in the services could be eliminated and reduce the cost of producing the aircraft needed to stay number one in Air Defenses. With the advent of the X37B which can stay for up to 7 months at a time, they might be able to do the same for more advanced aircraft. Then the aircraft in the air would be as good as any convoy of ships on the water or convoy of arms on the ground.

The Air Force Association Blog said...

Thank you, Joseph, for these thoughtful postings! We encourage these conversations, please find us on Facebook as well at