The Air Force Historical Foundation will sponsor its biennial symposium on Thursday and Friday, November 17-18, 2011, on the theme Air Power and Global Operations: 9/11 and Beyond, at the Air Force Conference Center, Andrews AFB, MD. Following the Symposium the Foundation will host its annual presentation of awards at a luncheon at Andrews.
Opening Remarks: Maj. Gen. Dale W. Meyerrose, USAF (Ret)
Keynote Speaker. The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge
Panel 1:9/11 and Operation Noble Eagle
Panel Chair: Dr. Priscilla D. Jones, AF/HOH
Distinguished Panel Member: Maj. Gen. Larry K. Arnold, USAF (Ret)
Distinguished Panel Speaker: John J. Farmer, Jr., Dean, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, TBD
Distinguished Panel Speaker: Col. Miles L. Kara, Sr., USA (Ret), "9/11: It Was 'Chaos' Out There"
Panel 2: The Global War on Terror and Operation Enduring Freedom
Panel Chair: Dr. John Q. Smith, Director, AF/HOH
Distinguished Panel Member: Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder, USAF (Ret)
Distinguished Panel Speaker: Dr. Rebecca L. Grant, Director, Gen. Billy Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, "Afghanistan: The Grand Beginning"
Dr. Christopher N. Koontz, AF/HOH, '"To Promote Peace and Stability': Airmen, Reconstruction, and the Counterinsurgency Campaign in Zabul"
Panel 3: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn
Panel Chair: Mr. David A. Byrd, AF/HOH
Distinguished Panel Member: Lt. Gen. Walter E. Buchanan, III, USAF (Ret)
Distinguished Panel Speaker: Dr. Benjamin S. Lambeth, TBD
Mr. George W. Cully, "Adapt or Fail: The USAF Role in the Reconstitution...