AFA's Next Mitchell Hour Covers Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review

Mar 07, 2013, 12:07 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast, Director, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review, Office of the Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Hour.

WHO: General Kwast's organization serves as the focal point for Air Force participation in the QDR and assists senior Air Force leaders in making decisions regarding long-range initiatives, future concepts, and strategic options in order to continually refine Air Force strategy and capabilities to mitigate risk against uncertainty over the next 20 years.

WHAT: General Kwast will discuss his team's vision for what Air Force airpower means within the future national security construct.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: 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.

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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