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Air University hosts 57th National Security Forum

Posted 5/17/2010   Updated 5/17/2010 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 050510

5/17/2010 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Media are invited to cover aerial demonstrations/static aircraft displays and interview organizers/guests during the 57th National Security Forum at Air University on May 19. The NSF is sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force and hosted by Air War College.

Media Opportunity: May 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (times subject to slight changes)
Media can capture the aerial demonstration event for NSF and interview NSF organizers and guests. Media availabilities with Air War College commandant Maj. Gen. Robert C. Kane and NSF spokespersons and civilian participants will be at 10:30 a.m. The aerial demonstrations are from about 9:30-10:30 a.m. Some of the aircraft scheduled for the demonstrations include fly-overs by B-1 and B-2 bombers; aerial demonstrations by A-10 and F-16 aircraft; and a heritage flight demonstration by an F-4. Planned static displays include F-16, C-130, F-15, F-22 and KC-135 aircraft among many others.
 
The purpose of the NSF is to expose influential citizens from across the United States to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to engage each other's ideas and perspectives on Air Force, national and international security issues.

During the week of May 17-21, approximately 120 civilian leaders in business, education and government from all over the U.S. will meet with senior military leaders to explore current and future national security issues facing our nation. The NSF provides a great opportunity for an open and candid exchange of ideas among these guests, senior military and civilian leaders, and our Air War College students.
 
Air War College is the senior professional development school in the Air Force officer education system as a part of Air University. It educates selected senior officers to lead at the strategic level in the employment of air and space forces. The curriculum focuses on coalition warfighting and national security issues, with emphasis on the effective employment of aerospace forces in joint and combined combat operations.

Media interested in covering this event May 19 need to make escort arrangements with Air University Public Affairs no later than 8 a.m. on the day of the event. Media show time at the Maxwell Boulevard gate is 9 a.m. or sooner if additional time is needed to set up satellite feeds.


WHAT: Media opportunities during 57th annual National Security Forum, Air University
WHEN: May 19th
WHERE: Maxwell flightline
MEDIA CONTACT: Media interested in covering this event should call Air University Public Affairs at 953-6371/2014 by 8 a.m., May 19 to arrange for same-day media escort from the Maxwell Boulevard gate.



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