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Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2005 to be Held in Washington Sept. 12 to Sept. 14


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WHAT: Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2005

WHEN: Sept. 12 to Sept. 14

WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

DETAILS: Geared to the professional requirements of Air Force enlisted and officers, Guardsmen and Reservists, civilians, retirees and industry representatives, Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2005 is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that will allow participants to network and dialogue on important national defense issues. In addition, the National Aerospace Awards Programs will recognize excellence and the outstanding achievement of the Air Force’s finest. Finally, this year’s Aerospace Technology Exposition will include more than 100 exhibitors and offer new and exciting ways to explore today’s cutting edge aerospace technology.

The future of air and space power will be discussed at more than 35 addresses, forums and workshops by professionals and academicians who are experts in their fields. Featured sessions include:

-- Acting Secretary of the Air Force Pete Geren, “The State of the Force”

-- USAF Chief of Staff Gen T. Michael Moseley, “The Future of Air and Space Power”

-- Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.), “The Role of Congress in Providing for the National Defense”

-- The Honorable Frederick D. Gregory, NASA deputy administrator, “The New Space Pioneers”

-- Ambassador Edward S. Walker, Jr., president, Middle East Institute, “Diplomacy in the Arab World”

-- Michael Scheuer, best-selling ’Anonymous’ author of Imperial Hubris and former head of the CIA’s bin Laden Unit, “Through Our Enemies’ Eyes”

-- Dr. Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, “National Security Policy Forum on Tactical Air”

-- A Four-Star Forum featuring Gen Moseley and the MAJCOM commanders

-- A Command Chief Master Sergeants Forum moderated by CMSAF Gerald R. Murray

-- Maj. Gen. Richard B.H. Lewis, Air Force PEO for F/A-22, “Program Update: What the F/A-22 Can Do”

For a complete agenda of conference events, please visit the AFA Web site at For a listing of media briefings that will take place during the conference, visit

Media Registration

Members of the media can pre-register for Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2005 online at

During the conference, the Press Office will be located in the Carolinas Room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and will be open Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Media badges will be issued at the media registration desk in the Press Office. News media must show valid credentials from their agency (press badge), photo identification and a business card to receive a badge. If you are on assignment for another publication, freelancing or researching, you must have a letter indicating this from the publication’s editor along with photo identification. Tickets for some eating events have been reserved for media as guests only and will be issued on a first come basis the day of the event.

Soliciting or accepting orders for any product or service (including advertising space) in the Exhibit Hall or any other Air Force Association-controlled area of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is strictly prohibited. Distribution of your organization’s publications or other promotional material is also prohibited. AFA reserves the right to revoke the privileges of anyone violating these restrictions.

For more information, contact Ladd Everitt in AFA’s Policy & Communications department at 703-247-5847, or


The Air Force Association (AFA) is an independent, nonprofit, civilian organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 230 chapters nationwide and overseas, and more than 130,000 members. Visit AFA on the Internet at


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