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    Defense Department Briefing on the State of Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh spoke to reporters and answered question on the state of the Air Force. They also detailed…

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    World War II Allied Air War

    Professor Don Miller talked about the air war during World War II. He spoke about what daily life was like for U.S. and British airmen in World War II, the roles of each member of a…

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    Allied Strategy in the Pacific

    James Perry spoke about diplomatic relations among the Allies during World War II, and their influence on military strategies in the Pacific. “American Strategy and the Asia-Pacific…

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    World War II Allied Bombing Campaign

    U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Colonel Mark Wells talks about the role of bombers and fighter planes in the Allied strategy during World War II. He also described the…

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    Air Operations Against Terrorists

    Lieutenant General John Hesterman briefed reporters in the Pentagon by telephone from the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia about coalition air operations against…

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    Future of the Air Force

    Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, spoke about the role of the academy in future air and space missions. Topics included the mission of…

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    President Obama Honors Air Force Academy Football Team

    President Obama awarded the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the United States Air Force Academy football team. The trophy is awarded to the winner of an annual tournament between the…

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    Book Discussion on Mayday Over Wichita

    D.W. Carter talked about his book, Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History, about the 1965 crash of an U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker into an African…

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    Air Force Chief of Staff's 2015 Reading List

    The 2015 list of books recommended by the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force for reading by service members was shown.

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request Briefing

    Air Force Deputy Assistant Budget Secretary Major General James Martin briefed reporters and answered their questions on the branch’s fiscal year 2016 budget request.

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Civil Air Patrol

    Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and exemplary record during World War…

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    State of the Air Force

    Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh and Air Force Secretary Deborah James briefed reporters and responded to questions on the state of the Air Force. Topics included budget…

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    Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II

    “Fly Girls of WW II: Changing the Face of World War II” tells the stories of the U.S. servicewomen known to history as the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who answered the…

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    Role of the Air National Guard

    Lieutenant General Stanley Clarke outlined the expanded role of the Air Force National Guard. Since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the guard has become a main component of military wartime…

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    Book Discussion on Forgotten Fifteenth

    Barrett Tillman talked about his book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, in which he recounts the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force’s military…

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    Military Air Operations Against Terrorists

    Air Force Major General Jeffrey Harrigian briefed reporters on the role of air power in current military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State in Iraq and the…

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    Air Force Operations

    Top Air Force officials held a press briefing to provide an update on their branch’s programs and operations. In remarks, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed sexual…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related issues. Topics included the discovery of the body of an apparent stowaway above…

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    Book Discussion on Lords of the Sky

    Dan Hampton talked about his book, Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16, in which he looks at the history of combat aviation and discusses how…

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