By the time you read this, our third biennial symposium will have concluded at Andrews AFB's new Conference Center in the Jacob Smart Building. This year's theme was "Air Power and Global Operations: 9/11 and Beyond," and featured panels of historians, analysts and leaders who directed air operations during this period. The symposium will have been capped by our annual awards presentation, which included the fifth Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz Award presentation to Lt Gen James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence, and also our fifth Maj. Gen. I.B. Holley Award presentation to Mr. Joe Caver of the Air Force Historical Research Agency. Your Foundation is very proud to host these symposia and recognize these worthy individuals for their lifetime service in the making and the documentation of Air Force history.
Let me take this proud occasion to repeat the Foundation's Mission Statement:
The Air Force Historical Foundation is dedicated to promoting the preservation and appreciation of the history and heritage of the United States Air Force and its predecessors. The Foundation seeks to inform and inspire the men and women who are, or have been, affiliated with the Air Force and the general public, particularly those with an interest in national security, about the dynamic heritage of air and space power and its...