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Aerospace Nation: Mr. Thomas J. Lawhead

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to enjoy our Aerospace Nation event with Mr. Thomas J. Lawhead, Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Futures. Mr. Lawhead discussed how his organization embodies “the voice of tomorrow’s airmen,” with the mission of ensuring that the Air Force is organized, trained, and equipped to successfully face competitors with confidence in future conflicts. Mr. Lawhead also covered the most impactful trends forecasted by Air Force Futures

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Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen Kevin B. Kennedy

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to enjoy our Aerospace Nation event with Lt Gen Kevin B. Kennedy, Commander, Sixteenth Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber, and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (Air Force). Lt Gen Kennedy discussed the priorities of the Sixteenth Air Force regarding cyber and electronic capabilities, along with their associated operational concepts and strategies. Photo credit: Jason Edwards | 16th Air Force

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Aerospace Nation: Gen Luca Goretti

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to enjoy our Aerospace Nation event with Gen Luca Goretti, Chief of Staff, Italian Air Force. Gen Goretti discussed Italian Air Force priorities regarding technologies, operational concepts, and associated strategies. Our two air forces operate common systems like the F-35 and MQ-9, plus the two air forces have shared security interests around the globe. This creates a key allied relationship rooted in the advocacy of using airpower

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6.29 Policy Paper Release: Accelerating 5th-Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge 

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch our listen to the rollout of our newest policy paper: Accelerating 5th-Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge by Lt Gen Joseph Guastella, USAF (Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Mitchell Institute Senior Fellow; Douglas Birkey, Mitchell Institute Executive Director; and Eric Gunzinger, former F-35 Program Manager for Flight Simulation Test and Evaluation. Gen Jeffrey Harrigian, USAF (Ret.), former Commander,

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Aerospace Nation: Gen Charles Q. Brown Jr.

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch or listen to Aerospace Nation with Gen Charles Q. Brown Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Gen Brown discussed the lessons from his tenure as Air Force Chief, the challenges of building capability and capacity under budget constraints, and the critical importance of America’s Airmen in great power competition.

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Policy Paper Release: Scale, Scope, Speed, and Survivability: Winning the Kill Chain Competition

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to the rollout of our newest policy paper: Scale, Scope, Speed, and Survivability: Winning the Kill Chain Competition by Heather Penney. She was joined by Brig Gen Richard A. Goodman, Commander, 57th Wing and Lt Gen Joseph T. Guastella, USAF (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Mitchell Institute For Aerospace Studies. In this report, Penney explains how “kill chain” is an enduring framework for the process of securing battlespace effects.

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