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Feb 7 – Operational Imperative Series: Col Michael J. Zuhlsdorf

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to join our Aerospace Nation event with Col Michael Zuhlsdorf, Deputy Director, Resource Integration – Engineering, Logistics, and Force Protection on Tuesday, February 7, at 10:00 am ET. As the lead for Secretary Frank Kendall’s fifth operational imperative, “Defining optimized resilient basing, sustainment, and communications in a contested environment,” Colonel Zuhlsdorf will join us to discuss his perspectives on shaping the initiatives around this OI and the

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Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen James Dawkins & Maj Gen Michael Lutton

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch and listen to our Aerospace Nation event with Lt Gen James Dawkins, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration and Maj Gen Michael Lutton, Commander, Twentieth Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command. The generals discuss the importance of the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise to the nation’s security, how the global nuclear landscape has changed, and how the Air Force is progressing

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Aerospace Nation: Combatant Commander’s Perspective

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch our Aerospace Nation event with Gen Tod D. Wolters, USAF (Ret.), former Commander, U.S. European Command and former NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). General Wolters joins us to discuss his experiences during the opening phases of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The event is moderated by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

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Research Paper Release: The Next Frontier: UAVs for Great Power Conflict | Part I: Penetrating Strike

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch the rollout for our newest research paper: The Next Frontier: UAVs for Great Power Conflict – Part I: Penetrating Strike by Caitlin Lee, Senior Fellow for UAV and Autonomy Studies and Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Maj Gen Scott Jobe, Director of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command; Brig Gen Dale

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7th Annual West Coast Aerospace Forum

RAND Project Air Force, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, MITRE, the Aerospace Corporation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted the 2022 West Coast Aerospace Forum to discuss lessons learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how those experiences apply to security challenges in the Pacific theater and beyond. The day started with Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander of Pacific Air Forces, and Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian, USAF (Ret.), former Commander of U.S.

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Aerospace Nation: Lauren Knausenberger

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Aerospace Nation event with Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force, which includes both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. In this discussion, we discuss the future digital environment as it relates to air and space power. Ms. Knausenberger leads two directorates and supports 20,000 cyber operations and support personnel around the globe. She provides oversight of the Air

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