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Aviation pioneers encourage innovation, resiliency during annual Gathering of Eagles
Air University’s Air Command and Staff College welcomed 10 distinguished visitors who have made significant contributions in aerospace history to visit the school May 29-31, for the 37th annual Gathering of Eagles event here. The event, now serving as a capstone for the ACSC curriculum, invited these prominent speakers to share their stories of courage, perseverance and innovation with the officers and civilians attending the school in an effort to inspire today’s military leaders to achieve greatness in support of their country.
Air University announces release of ASPJ Summer 2018 edition
Air University Press announces the release of the Summer 2018 Air and Space Power Journal. In this issue, Lt. Gen. David “D.T.” Thompson, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, speaks to the use of the space domain for national defense and protecting and defending space capabilities. “The Coming Revolution in Military Space Professionalism” extends this discussion by describing recent events that will allow the space cadre to “produce the military space professionals the nation needs.”
AETC and AFIT Focus on Continuum of Learning Initiative
HQ AETC’s Continuum of Learning Engagement Team, Mrs. Shelly Petruska, Capt. Renee Cassidy and Lt. Jacqueline Crow, led a small group discussion with AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May 1, 2018. The CoL engagement team is traveling to all AETC units to educate the command on CoL initiatives, and collect best practices, challenges and innovative ideas for CoL across the Air Force.
Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference sparks innovative ideas for cyber warfare
Air University’s Cyber College hosted the 2018 Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference, May 22-23, here. The event welcomed cyber experts from around the nation to discuss the importance of innovating cyber strategy within the Air Force.
Air University releases summer’s ‘Strategic Studies Quarterly’
Air University Press announces the release of the summer 2018 edition of “Strategic Studies Quarterly,” an Air Force-sponsored strategic forum on national and international security. Lieutenant Col. Garry Floyd Jr. from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence wrote the feature article: Attribution and Operational Art: Implications for Competing in Time. It creates a model for cyber attribution, analyzing the risks and opportunities of an attribution advantage.
SecAF recognizes exceptional Air University Airmen
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented each of nine Airmen with the 2018 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award while here for the National Security Forum, May 8-10, 2018. The award recognizes Air University students, cadets, faculty and staff who exhibit exemplary leadership, character and ethical behavior in the educational environment. These are the most prestigious award opportunities for Air University Airmen and the competition in each category was intense.
AFCLC professor hopes to return ‘good luck flag’
Fitted in a frame for preservation, Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal handwritten messages dates to World War II. The flags are known in Japan as a “hinomaru yosegaki” and in English as “good luck flags.” “They are known as ‘good luck flags’ because they were signed by friends and family and carried by Japanese WWII soldiers and sailors into battle,” said Jordan, assistant professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here. “This one appears to be stained by sweat and blood.”
Air Force’s BES hosts annual Vendor Industry Day
The Air Force’s Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate hosted its annual Vendor Industry Day event, Wednesday, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The event was held immediately following the Montgomery Information Technology Summit which is hosted by the Montgomery Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and
OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment
Over the past year Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping program in order to provide a more efficient and effective training experience for its cadets. One of the major changes the school has made has been the implementation of pre-requisite courses designed to cover topics, which otherwise would be done during a mass-lecture when the cadets arrive.
Air University Press releases "A Discourse on Winning and Losing’
Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, “A Discourse on Winning and Losing” is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy, including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence.