The Air Force Historical Foundation: Proudly Presents a Symposium Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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Sheraton Crystal City Hotel 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington VA 22202

The Evolution of Air and Space Power: Know the Past--Shape the Future

Panels: War in the Shadows, Conventional War, and Space and Cyber War

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Featured speakers include the senior leaders of the U.S. Air Force:

Hon. Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff, USAF General John D. W. Corley, Vice Chief of Staff, USAF

The Air Force Historical Foundation is able to produce this symposium thanks to the generous support of our corporate sponsors


The Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

7:30   Registration, Coffee, and Networking
8:30   Introductions and Welcome:    Col Jere Wallace, Symposium Chair
       Opening Remarks:         Lt Gen Michael A. Nelson, President
                                and Chairman of the Board, Air Force
                                Historical Foundation

       Keynote Address:         Dr (Col, USAF, Ret) Philip Meilinger
9:00   Panel A:                 War in the Shadows
       Chair:                   Maj Gen Richard L. Comer, USAF (Ret)
9:05   Paper 1:                 Dr Michael P. May
                                The Forgotten Air Force Strategy for
                                Limited Wars
9:30   Paper 2:                 Major Gregory P. Roberts
                                Jolly Green and the Long War:
                                Asymmetrically Leveraging USAF Combat
                                Search and Rescue Capability across
                                the Range of Military Operations
9:55   Paper 3:                 Dr John A. Glover
                                Whither Aviation Foreign Internal
                                Defense: An Update and a Way Ahead
10:20  Break
10:50  Paper 4:                 Dr Timothy R. Keck, Operation Unified
                                Assistance: A Historical Assessment of
                                the 2004-2005 Tsunami Humanitarian
                                Relief Operation
11:15                           Questions & Answers
12:00  End Panel A
12:30  Buffet Luncheon
       Luncheon Address:        Gen John D. W. Corley, Vice Chief of
                                Staff, USAF (Nominated Commander, Air
                                Combat Command)
2:00   End Luncheon
2:30   Panel B:                 Conventional War
       Chair:                   Mr C. R. "Dick" Anderegg, Director,
                                USAF History and Museums Program
2:35   Paper 1:                 Lt Col Christopher M. Rein
                                General John K. Cannon and the Twelfth
                                Air Force in the North African Campaign
2:55   Paper 2:                 Dr Thomas Hughes
                                The Cactus Air Force in World War II
3:15   Paper 3:                 Dr Patti D. Gelpi, Jr.
                                To Shape the Postwar Debate: "Opie"
                                Wetland, the Far East Air Force, Air
                                University Quarterly Review, and
                                Tactical Airpower, 1951-1954
3:35   Break
4:05   Paper 4:                 Dr Alan D. Meyer and CMSgt David
                                Anderson The Air National Guard's
                                Evolving Role in Low-Intensity
                                Conflict: Engaging Non-State Actors
                                both at Home and Abroad
4:25   Paper 5:                 Dr James D. Perry
                                Aerospace Power and the Sanctuary
4:45   Questions & Answers
5:30   End Panel B
6:00   Reception
7:00   Banquet
       Introduction of SecAF:   Lt Gen Michael A. …