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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 WW 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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    Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586

    Andrew Jampoler talked about his book Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586, in which he chronicles the crash of a crew on a mission flying over Russia in 1978. In October of 1978 a P-3C…

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    Asia-Pacific Air Force Strategy

    Pacific Air Force Commander General Hawk Carlisle talked about U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Following his speech, he answered questions from Michael Green from the Center…

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    Future of the Air Force

    General Mark Welsh talked about the future of the Air Force and international security concerns. Much of his speech was focused on large the impact of military budget cuts and the…

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    Air Force Nuclear Corps Investigation

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Commander Lieutenant General Stephen Wilson provided results of an investigation into allegations of…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh testified about the fiscal year 2015 budget request of $109.3 billion, which included cutting over…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Briefing

    Major General Jim Martin, Air Force director of Budget, briefed reporters on the Air Force fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.

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    Book Discussion on Hap Arnold

    Military historian Bill Yenne talked about his book, Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force, in which he recounts the career of General Henry Harley “Hap”…

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    Air Force Test Materials

    Defense Department officials briefed reporters on their investigation of allegations that 20 percent of the Air Force’s Force’s nuclear weapons corps were cheating, or knew of…

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    State of the Air Force

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about the state of the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force branch had experienced a number of problems in 2013, including senior commanders…

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