AFA's Mitchell Hour to Cover Air Force Policy and Budget Review

Jul 22, 2013, 13:01 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies and the American Enterprise Institute's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies welcomes Lt. Gen. Burton Field as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Hour event.

WHO: General Field currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements for the United States Air Force. He is responsible to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, irregular warfare, counterproliferation, homeland security, weather, and cyber operations.

WHAT: General Field will provide a mid-year update regarding key policy and budget issues as they relate to the USAF. Immediately following his presentation will be a brief question and answer period with attendees.

WHY: Sequestration forced unprecedented mass groundings of combat squadrons across the Total Force community. The USAF continues to face many fiscal and structural challenges as budget cuts become an ever-present reality in the national defense strategy discussion.

WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided.

WHERE: The American Enterprise Institute, 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW. Washington, DC 20036 

All Mitchell Hours are free to the public. To register for this event, go to For additional information, contact Rachel Zimmerman at

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  

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 105,000 members.  Visit AFA on the internet at

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