ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is pleased to announce General Gary L. North, Commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), as the guest speaker for the March session of the AFA Air Force Breakfast Program Series, to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel.
PACAF is responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports 45,000 Air Force people serving principally in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Korea and Japan. In addition to being Commander of PACAF, Gen. North is Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command and Executive Director for Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
Commissioned in 1976, Gen. North has served two tours on the Joint Staff, serving as an executive officer to the Director of the Joint Staff, and as Director of Politico-Military Affairs for Asia-Pacific, where he was responsible for regional planning and policy for the Asia-Pacific, South Asia and Central Asia regions. He has also served on the Air Force Staff as the Chief of Joint Requirements Division and Deputy Director of Joint Matters, and as the Director for Operations of U.S. Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.
He is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours, primarily in the F-4, F-15 and F-16. He flew 83 combat missions in Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
The Air Force Breakfast Program is a monthly series that provides a venue for senior Air Force and Department of Defense leaders to communicate directly with the public and the press.
The Sheraton Crystal City Hotel is located at 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA, 22202.
The AFA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 125,000 members. Visit www.AFA.org.
SOURCE Air Force Association