Virtual Events: 6th Annual Schriever Space Forum, and More

Nov. 20: From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, the Air Force Association’s Schriever Chapter will host the 6th Annual Schriever Space Futures Forum—a live, virtual event—featuring appearances by Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John E. Hyten, Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. Thompson, Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, and incoming U.S. Space Command boss Lt. Gen. (sel.) John E. Shaw. Register for free here.

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Nov. 18: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, a senior fellow at the RAND Corporation and former under secretary of energy for nuclear security, in the latest installment of its Nuclear Deterrence Forum. Watch an event replay below:

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Nov. 6: The Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank hosted an event entitled “Enabling the 21st Century Operator: A Conversation with JAIC Director Lt. Gen. Michael Groen.” Watch an event replay below:

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Nov. 4: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. moderated the Nov. 4 installment of the United States of America World War II 75th Commemoration’s “Conversations with Our Greatest Generation” series, featuring Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Harold Brown and Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson. Watch an event replay below:

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Oct. 30: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. “Seve” Wilson appeared on a virtual installment of the Air Force Association’s “Airmen in the Fight” series. Read more here and watch an event replay below:

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Oct. 27: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted an installment of its “Aerospace Nation” series featuring Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach. Watch a replay below:

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Oct. 22: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum featuring Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. The think tank will post event video on its website and YouTube page after the live event.

Oct. 21: AFA’s Mitchell Institute hosted an installment of its “Aerospace Nation” series featuring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. Read more here and watch a replay below:

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Oct. 16: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Space Power Forum featuring Space Force Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Operations, Cyber, and Nuclear Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman. Read more here and here, and watch an event replay below:

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Oct. 8: David Albright, founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, joins the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies to discuss Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the latest on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the implications of Iran’s continued expansion of its ballistic missile inventory—among other topics—during the think tank’s latest Nuclear Deterrence Forum. Watch an event replay below:

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Oct. 6: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted an installment of its “Aerospace Nation” series featuring Ronald Epstein, managing director in equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch who covers aerospace, defense, and multi-industrials with large aerospace components. Watch an event replay below:

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Oct. 1: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a virtual rollout of its latest policy paper, “Understanding the Promise of Skyborg and Low-Cost Attritable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” by retired USAF Col. Mark Gunzinger, the think tank’s director of future concepts and capability assessments, and Lukas Autenried, a senior analyst there, as part of its “Aerospace Nation” series. Watch the event below:

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Sept. 30: The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America hosted a Facebook Live with The Mission Continues addressing the importance of the veteran vote, issues impacting the veteran community, and more featuring IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler and TMC President Mary Beth Bruggeman. Watch an event replay below:

https://www.facebook.com/IAVA.org/videos/347122213106473/

Sept. 22: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute hosted a Space Power Forum about NASA and U.S. Space Force Partnership in Space featuring NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and USSF Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond. You can watch an event replay below:

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Sept. 21: AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum featuring Brad Roberts, director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You can watch an event replay below:

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Sept. 9: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a conversation with Israel Missile Defense Organization Director and General Manager Moshe Patel. Event video will tentatively be posted to the think tank’s website and YouTube page afterward.

Sept. 8: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted Brig. Gen. Adrian L. Spain, director of plans, programs, and analyses at U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa on the latest installment of its “Aerospace Nation” series. You can watch an event replay below:

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Sept. 2: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum featuring Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy Rob Soofer. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

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Sept. 1: Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper co-hosted an “Ask Me Anything” event about AFVentures with AFWERX Director Col. Nate Diller. The live, virtual event allowed Airmen, space professionals, industry partners, civilians, and the press directly engage with Roper and Diller on all things AFVentures. Watch an event replay below:

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Aug. 31: AFA’s Mitchell Institute hosted a new installment of its “Aerospace Nation” series featuring Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, who commands Eighth Air Force and the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center. Read more here and watch a replay below:

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Aug. 27: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, in partnership with the Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance Deterrence Center, hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum featuring National Nuclear Security Administration Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Brent K. Park as part of their NNSA Series. Event video will tentatively be posted to Mitchell’s website and YouTube page.

Aug. 25: Air Force acquisition boss Will Roper hosted an “Ask Me Anything” event about the Advanced Battle Management System, which was moderated by Air Force Chief Architect Preston Dunlap. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

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Aug. 19: AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum featuring Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

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Aug. 17: AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria for a discussion about the many ways the U.S. Air Force Academy cultivates the next generation of Airmen and Space Force professionals, from military-civilian partnership initiatives to a greater emphasis on cyber learning programs and the development of the Institute for Future Conflict, as part of its “Aerospace Nation” series. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

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Aug. 14: Air Force Association President retired USAF Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright hosted Air Combat Command boss Gen. James M. Holmes for a review of ACC over the past few years and a look at the future during the latest installment of AFA’s “Airmen in the Fight” Series. Read more here and watch an event replay below:

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Aug 13:

  • AFA President retired USAF Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright hosted 16th Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, commander of Sixteenth Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, and Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber; and Chief Master Sgt. Summer D. Leifer, 16th AF’s command chief, on the latest installment of the organization’s “Airmen in the Fight” Series. Watch an event replay below:
  • The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted its “Space Power Forum: DAFRCO/SpRCO | The Need for Specialized Acquisition Offices” event, featuring Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office Director and Program Executive Officer Randall G. Walden and Space Rapid Capabilities Office Director and Program Executive Officer Michael W. Roberts. You can watch an event replay below:
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Aug. 6: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies presented a Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Ilan Berman, senior vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council. Watch an event replay below:

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Aug. 5: AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies presented “Aerospace Nation: a Conversation with AFWIC on the Global Futures Report,” featuring a discussion with Lt. Col. Jake Sotiriadis—the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability’s chief of strategic foresight and futures—and other members of the Global Futures Report team about how the Air Force can shape an adaptive future strategy, and more. You can watch an event replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

July 30: AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies presented a Nuclear Deterrence Forum with U.S. Strategic Command boss Navy Adm. Charles A. “Chas” Richard. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

Video: The Mitchell Institute on YouTube

July 29:

  • AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, in partnership with the Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance Deterrence Center, hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Charles Verdon, deputy administrator for defense programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, as part of their NNSA Series. You can watch an event replay below:
Video: The Mitchell Institute on YouTube
  • Air Force Materiel Command hosted a virtual town hall featuring AFMC Commander Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., and Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, AFMC’s command chief. You can watch an event replay below:
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July 22: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Space Power Forum featuring Chuck Beames, founder and chairman of the SmallSat Alliance and former principal director of space and intelligence systems in the Pentagon. Beames discussed how the U.S. government can better partner with space industry to promote innovation and deliver lower-cost, more resilient space capabilities. You watch an event replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

July 21: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein appeared in conversation with Mara Karlin, director of the Merrill Center and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies’ Strategic Studies program, to discuss the state of the service, including issues such as USAF modernization, and deterring Russia and China.

July 17: Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón “CZ” Colón-López hosted an online town hall from the Pentagon that will tackle subjects including the new coronavirus pandemic, Defense Department diversity and inclusion, and more. You can watch an event replay below:

July 16: Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. Lord took part in a fireside chat about national defense in the age of COVID-19, which was presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation as “an extension of programming from the Reagan National Defense Forum.” You can watch an event replay below:

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July 15: Sixteenth Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh appeared on the “Aerospace Nation” series hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Read more here or watch an event replay below:

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July 14:

  • The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a Nuclear Deterrence Forum featuring Uzi Rubin, former director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization. You can watch an event replay below:
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  • AFWERX announced the speaker lineup for its 2020 AFWERX Fusion 2020 Base of the Future event in an online broadcast, which you can watch a replay of here.

July 9:

  • Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing entitled “Department of Defense Authorities and Roles Related to Civilian Law Enforcement.” You can read more here, or watch a replay below:
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  • The Aerospace Corporation presented Episode 23 of “The Space Policy Show,” entitled “Defending the Space Enterprise in the Cyber Domain” and featuring Lori Gordon and Ryan Speelman, both of the Aerospace Corp., and John Felker, assistant director Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. You can watch an event replay here.
  • Lt. Gen. Warren Berry, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering, and force protection, appeared in conversation during the latest installment of the “Aerospace Nation” series hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. You can read more here, or watch an event replay below:
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July 8: AFA’s Mitchell Institute hosted a virtual rollout for its newest paper, “Resolving America’s Defense Strategy-Resource Mismatch: The Case for Cost-Per-Effect Analysis.” You can watch an event replay below:

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July 1:

  • Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., discussed preparing the workforce for the digital era, diversifying the defense industrial base, and how USAF is working to sustain its aging aircraft inventory, among other topics, during a July 1 conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute, held as part of the think tank’s “Aerospace Nation” series. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:
Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein appeared in conversation with Brookings Institution Senior Fellows Michael E. O’Hanlon and Frank A. Rose and discussed topics including state of the service, innovation efforts, recruitment, the Space Force, and more. Read more here, or watch an event replay below:
Video: Brookings Institution on YouTube

June 29: Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who commands U.S. Air Forces in Europe-U.S. Air Forces in Africa and Allied Air Command, and directs the Joint Air Power Competence Centre in Kalkar, Germany, appeared on the “Aerospace Nation” series hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. You can read more here and here, and watch an event replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

June 25: The Aerospace Corporation hosted episode 21 of “The Space Policy Show,” which focused on cislunar stewardship and featured James A. Vedda, a senior policy analyst in the organization’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy, and George E. Pollock IV, the associate director of the organization’s Astrodynamics Department. You can watch an event replay here.

June 22: Air Combat Command chief Gen. James M. Holmes appeared in discussion with retired Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, as part of the think tank’s “Aerospace Nation” series. You can read more about the event here and here, and watch a replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

June 18: The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a virtual rollout for its newest policy paper, “Long-Range Strike: Resetting the Balance of Stand-in and Stand-off Forces.” Lt. Gen. David Nahom, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for plans and programs; Brig. Gen. Michael Winkler, Pacific Air Forces’ director of strategic plans, requirements, and programs; retired Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of the Mitchell Institute; and retired Col. Mark Gunzinger, Mitchell’s director of future aerospace concepts and capabilities assessments, spoke at the event. You can read more about the event here, and watch a replay below:

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June 17: Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. John Thompson spoke with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, during the June 17 installment of the think tank’s Space Power Forum. Read more here, or watch an event replay below:

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June 16: Shawn Barnes, senior executive service member in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration, appeared in conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula on the June 16 installment of the “Aerospace Nation” series hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Read more here, or watch an event replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

June 15: Maj. Gen. John Shaw, commander of U.S. Space Command’s Combined Force Space Component and of the Space Force’s Space Operations Command, discussed space operations with retired USAF Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright, Air Force Association president, on the June 15 installment of AFA’s “Airmen in the Fight” event series. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

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June 14: Col. Kimberly Peeples, commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., hosted a virtual ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Bakers Creek air crash, a B-17 accident that killed 40 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Queensland, Australia. You can watch an event replay below:

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June 11: Gordon Chang, a Daily Beast contributor, and Rick Fisher, senior fellow on Asian military affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, spoke at a Nuclear Deterrence Forum presented by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. You can watch an event replay below:

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June 10: Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Scott Rice appeared on the “Aerospace Nation” series hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. You can read more here or watch a replay below:

June 9:

  • Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics, appeared on the “Aerospace Nation” series hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. You can watch an event replay below:
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June 4:

  • Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Director Lt. Gen. John N.T. ‘Jack’ Shanahan appeared on the Mitchell Institute’s “Aerospace Nation” series. You can read more here or watch an event replay below:
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  • Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper discussed the COVID-19 pandemic’s national security and economic implications for the nation’s innovation ecosystem, as well as ways the Defense Department and AFVentures can work with the emerging tech market in times of crisis as part of the Dcode Virtual series. You can replay it for free on demand at here.
  • The Center for Strategy and International Studies hosted a panel entitled “Covid-19 and the Military” as part of its “Future Strategy Forum: Cooperation and Conflict in the Time of Covid-19.” You can watch a replay of the event below:
Video: CSIS on YouTube

June 3:

  • AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies rolled out its newest policy paper, “Modernizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Export Policy for Effective Coalition Forces.” You can watch a replay of the event below:
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  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a panel entitled “Covid-19 and Grand Strategy” as part of its “Future Strategy Forum: Cooperation and Conflict in the Time of Covid-19.” Panelists included Jennifer Bouey, a senior policy researcher and the Tang Chair in China Policy at the RAND Corp.; Mira Rapp-Hooper, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Kori Schake, director of foreign policy and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. You can watch an event replay below:
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June 2: Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, the co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, appeared in conversation during the opening session of CSIS’ “Future Strategy Forum: Cooperation and Conflict in the Time of Covid-19.” Read more here or watch an event replay below:

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May 29: The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted “AI, Defense, and Intelligence: A Conversation with JAIC Director Lt. Gen. John N.T. ‘Jack’ Shanahan.” You can watch an event replay below:

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May 28:

  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López fielded questions from U.S. troops, Defense Department civilians, and military family members about the new coronavirus pandemic during a virtual town hall. You watch a partial event replay below:
https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/207513876891593
  • National Guard Bureau Chief Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel appeared in conversation with POLITICO reporter Lara Seligman during a webinar entitled “War against the invisible: Heroism and sacrifice in the National Guard’s response to the coronavirus” that was presented by the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Saab. You can watch an event replay below:
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May 27: Brig. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote, acting director of the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, appeared on the May 27 installment of the “Aerospace Nation” series presented by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Read more here or watch a replay below:

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May 26: Drew Walter, who is performing the duties of deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear matters at the Defense Department appeared on a virtual installment of the Mitchell Institute’s Nuclear Deterrence Forum. You can watch a replay below:

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May 22: Mark Schneider, senior analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, and Stephen Blank, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, took part in a virtual installment of the Nuclear Deterrence Forum hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. You can watch a replay below:

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May 21: The COVID-19 Military Support Initiative hosted an online town hall entitled “How Will COVID-19 Change the Military?” which featured opening remarks from Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. John Hyten. Read more here, and watch an event replay below:

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May 20: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson appeared in discussion with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, during an installment of the think tank’s “Aerospace Nation” series. You can read more here or watch an event replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

May 19: The COVID-19 Military Support Initiative hosted an online town hall entitled “Addressing Caregiver and Wounded Warrior Needs During COVID-19.” You can watch a replay of the event below:

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May 14: The COVID-19 Military Support Initiative hosted an online town hall entitled “Addressing the Needs of Veterans During COVID-19.” You can watch a replay of the event below:

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May 12:

  • Space Force Vice Commander Lt. Gen. David Thompson and retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute, discussed the progress on building out the U.S. Space Force, how the service plans to operate and compete in an increasingly congested and contested space domain, and USSF’s biggest priorities as it looks into the future, among other topics, as part of the think tank’s Space Power Forum. You can read more or watch a replay below:
Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube
  • The COVID-19 Military Support Initiative hosted a virtual town hall entitled “Healthcare for Military Families During COVID-19” featuring representatives from the Defense Health Agency and National Military Family Association. You can watch a replay below:

May 8: Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke at a virtual Victory in Europe Day commemoration alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, ABC’s Robin Roberts, NBC’s Tom Brokaw, and Comedian Jay Leno. You can watch a replay below:

https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2703583036437477/

May 7: Air Force Chief Architect Preston Dunlap discussed Joint All-Domain Command and Control, the current status of the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System, and some of the program’s top priorities and challenges moving forward during a conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and Heather Penney, senior resident fellow at Mitchell, on the May 7 installment of the think tank’s “Aerospace Nation” series. You can watch a replay of the event below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

May 5: The American Enterprise Institute hosted a webinar entitled “Disinformation pandemic: Russian and Chinese information operations in the COVID-19 era.” Participants included Dan Blumenthal, director of Asian studies and resident fellow at AEI; Nataliya Bugayova, research fellow, Russia Team lead, and development adviser at the Institute for the Study of War; Zack Cooper, research fellow at AEI; and Frederick Kagan, resident scholar and Critical Threats Project director at AEI. You can watch a replay below:

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May 4: Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, appeared in virtual conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, as part of the think tank’s “Aerospace Nation” series. Read more about their discussion here and here, and watch a replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

April 30: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hosted “Space Songs: Through the Distance,” an online, pre-recorded concert featuring performances by Sting, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, singer-songwriter Grace Potter, and more. “Naturally, there are a lot of great songs about spaceships and astronauts—about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances,” the museum wrote on the event’s YouTube page. “And many artists use solitude to fuel creativity and experimentation. We could all use a little bit of that inspiration right now. So while our museum remains closed to the public, we want to share some songs that inspire us with viewers at home.” You can watch a replay of the event below:

Video: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on YouTube

April 29: Air Force Global Strike Command boss Gen. Timothy Ray appeared in virtual conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, in an online installment of the think tank’s Strategic Deterrence Forum. Read more about their discussion here, and watch a replay below:

Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

April 28:

  • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew Donovan appeared in conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, as part of the think tank’s “Aerospace Nation” series. Read more about the event here, and watch a replay below:
Video: Mitchell Institute on YouTube

April 24:

  • Army Brig. Gen. Thomas James, commander of Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, discussed U.S. Space Command and NRO operations with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute, during a virtual installment of the think tank’s Space Power Forum. You can watch a replay below:
  • The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosted its inaugural Virtual Astronomy Live event hosted by John “Das” Galloway, featuring a discussion with former NASA astronauts retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden Jr., Mike Massimino, and Nicole Stott, along with outreach astrophysicist Frank Summers. You can watch the replay via Twitch.

April 22: Mark Lewis, the Pentagon’s director of defense research and engineering for modernization, appeared in a virtual conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, in the fourth installment of the “Aerospace Nation” series. You can watch a replay of the event below:

Video: The Mitchell Institute on YouTube

April 21: F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., held a virtual town hall. You can watch the replay below:

https://www.facebook.com/FEWarrenAirForceBase/videos/304951760473728/

April 18:

The U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2020 graduated during a ceremony that featured an in-person keynote address from Vice President Mike Pence. You can read more about the ceremony here and watch a replay of the event below:

Watch a replay of the April 18, 2020, commencement ceremony, including video messages from supporters, here. Video: U.S. Air Force Academy on YouTube

April 17:

Frank Miller, principal at the Scowcroft Group, appeared in conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, during a virtual installment of the think tank’s Strategic Deterrence Forum. You can watch a replay below:

Video: The Mitchell Institute on YouTube

April 16:

  • Air Force Lt. Gen. David Nahom, the service’s deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, joined retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, for a virtual discussion on Air Force investment strategies, procurement decisions, and fleet management priorities, as part of the Aerospace Nation series. You can watch the replay here or below:
Video: Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies on YouTube
  • The COVID-19 Military Support Initiative hosted a Military Support Town Hall Meeting entitled “Supporting the National Guard During the COVID-19 Crisis.” Speakers included Maj. Dawne Deskins, director of manpower and personnel for the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff; Brian Garrett, deputy director of military affairs at the Utah Department of Veteran and Military Affairs; Erna McCrea-Scarcella, the Maryland National Guard’s senior family readiness support assistant, and retired Col. Mike Hadley, legislative programs director at the National Guard Association of the United States. You can watch a replay of the webinar, courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities and Blue Star Families, here.

April 14:

  • Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley spoke at a DOD press briefing on COVID-19. You can watch the replay below:
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  • Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who now works as the Hoover Institution’s Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, hosted a virtual briefing entitled “COVID-19 and National Security.” You can watch the replay below:
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  • New York City medical augmentees including 927th Aerospace Medical Squadron Commander Col. Jennifer Ratcliff; 9th Field Hospital Chief Nurse Lt. Col. Leslie Curtis, and Operational Health Support Unit Portsmouth Executive Officer Capt. Joe Kochan appeared at a COVID-related Defense Department press briefing. You can watch the replay via the Facebook post below.
https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/posts/10158385679060719

April 10:

  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery and other military health officials held a press conference about the Defense Department’s efforts to counter the new coronavirus. Read more here or watch the replay below:
https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/508836383118721/
  • Air Education and Training Command boss Lt. Gen. Brad Webb discussed how his command is working to simultaneously sustain mission-essential training and safeguard Airmen amid the new coronavirus pandemic during a remote Pentagon press briefing. Read more here or watch the replay below:
https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/244640750054538/

April 9:

  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramón “CZ” Colón-López held a virtual town hall about the Defense Department’s COVID-19 response. You can watch the replay below:
https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/posts/10158367477130719
  • Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. John Hyten held a joint press conference about DOD’s COVID-19 response. You can watch the replay below:
https://www.facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2570498083208027/
  • The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a Facebook town hall. You can watch the replay below:
https://www.facebook.com/139549732762631/videos/235157491196318/
  • 914th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Mark Larson and 914th Public Health Emergency Officer Maj. Alevante Marte held a virtual town hall. You can watch the replay on DVIDS.

April 7:

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond appeared in conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, in the second installment of the Aerospace Nation series:

Monday, April 6: Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright hosted a Facebook town hall about the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the replay below, or read about it here.

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/posts/10159398376009989

April 1: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein appeared in conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, on the premiere installment of the Aerospace Nation series:

Editor’s Note: The ICYMI section of this page was updated on May 13 at 1:54 p.m. EDT to reflect that the May 12 Mitchell Institute event with Lt. Gen. David Thompson was an installment of the think tank’s Space Power Forum, not its “Aerospace Nation” series.

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