AFA's Next Mitchell Hour: Discussing National Security Priorities with General Ron Fogleman

ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes General Ronald Fogleman (ret), the 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, as the next guest speaker at the upcoming Mitchell Hour.

This Mitchell event will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at AFA's national headquarters at 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, next to the Key Bridge Marriott. The presentation will be in AFA's fourth floor boardroom.

Gen. Fogleman will address the Mitchell Institute regarding future security variables that air-minded leaders should consider in a period defined by budget austerity and evolving national interests.

In the years prior to serving as Chief of Staff, General Fogleman instructed student pilots, performed combat duty as a fighter pilot and high-speed forward air controller in Vietnam and Thailand, taught history at the Air Force Academy and conducted flight operations in Europe -- including duty as an F-15 aircraft demonstration pilot for international air shows. He later commanded an Air Force wing, an Air Division, a numbered Air Force, a Major Command and a Unified Command.

Since retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he has chaired an Air Force Laboratory study on directed energy weapons and a National Research Council Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050: An Integrated Transportation System, and more.

This breadth and depth of experience promises a thought-provoking discussion with General Fogleman.

All Mitchell Hours are free to the public. To register online for this event, go to http://april11mitchell2012.eventbrite.com/. For additional information, contact Rachel Zimmerman at r.zimmerman@afa.org.

ABOUT THE MITCHELL INSTITUTE FOR AIRPOWER STUDIES:

The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America's most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell's tireless and dedicated effort to expand Airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. For more information, visit http://www.afa.org/Mitchell/.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.  To accomplish this, we:

  • EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
  • ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
  • SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.

AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 108,000 members.  Visit AFA on the internet at www.afa.org.

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