Airpower

Episode 184 – New NATO Voices: Conversation with Maj Gen Jonas Wikman, Chief of the Swedish Air Force

In episode 184 of the Aerospace Advantage, New NATO Voices: Conversation with Maj Gen Jonas Wikman, Chief of the Swedish Air Force, host Heather “Lucky” Penney and Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret.) chat with NATO’s newest airpower leader. Given recent events, the time for this conversation couldn’t be better. Our Air Forces have been strong partners for years, but Sweden’s membership in NATO will tighten the relationship even further. When you look at a

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Episode 183 – 89th Airlift Wing: Understanding the Mission of SAMFOX and Beyond

In episode 183 of the Aerospace Advantage, 89th Airlift Wing: Understanding the Mission of SAMFOX and Beyond, host Heather “Lucky” Penney chats with Col Angela Ochoa, Commander of the 89th Airlift Wing. They call themselves “SAMFOX” – which stands for Special Air Missions Foreign. These are the Airmen who are best known for flying our nation’s most senior and elected leaders, like the President of the United States on Air Force One. Sometimes this is

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Episode 182 – Tomorrow’s Air National Guard: Lt Gen Loh Conversation

In episode 182 of the Aerospace Advantage, Tomorrow’s Air National Guard: Lt Gen Loh Conversation, Heather “Lucky” Penney and Lt Gen Joseph “Gus” Guastella, USAF (Ret.) chat with the Director of the Air National Guard. Whether discussing air superiority, aerial mobility, aeromedical evacuation, or cyber—Guardsmen are deployed around the globe every single day helping meet combatant command demand. But the Air Guard is also facing challenges. Along with the rest of the Air Force, equipment is

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Press Release – The Mitchell Institute Announces New Host for the Aerospace Advantage Podcast

Arlington, VA | May 9, 2024 The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce that Heather “Lucky” Penney, a Mitchell Institute Senior Fellow and former F-16 fighter pilot, will serve as the new host for the Aerospace Advantage podcast. Since its launch four years ago, the Aerospace Advantage has grown into a leading source for airpower and spacepower insights with featured guests ranging from top military leaders from around the globe to Airmen

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Episode 181 – Defense Budget, Space Update, CCA Decision, and PLA Reorg: The Rendezvous

In episode 181 of the Aerospace Advantage, Defense Budget, Space Update, CCA Decision, and PLA Reorg: The Rendezvous, Heather “Lucky” Penney and John “Slick” Baum chat with members of the Mitchell Institute team about topics you’ve seen in the national security headlines. We begin the conversation exploring how and why the legislation aiding Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan finally advanced. We share perspectives regarding Congressional hearings featuring Air Force and Space Force leaders.  The team also

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Press Release – Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Honored at 2024 Gathering of Eagles

Arlington, VA | May 1, 2024 The U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College will honor the Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.), in its annual Gathering of Eagles (GOE) capstone event at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, on May 7–10, 2024. The GOE focuses research and writing about the careers and contributions of airpower legends, referred to as Eagles, who have served the United States

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