AFA Breakfast Program

AFA Breakfast Program


The new AFA Breakfast Series on Capitol Hill will address a variety of important topics such as the need to increase and train the necessary manpower to achieve the needed readiness to be an effective force, undertake the advanced research into the weapons and strategies of the future and build our airlifters, tankers, bombers jets and surveillance and reconnaissance platforms to ensure that America is protected into the future.

We will examine all the major USAF acquisition and research and development programs including, JSTARS, the F-35, the F-15, the B-21 the KC-10 replacement and examine the entire range of major USAF conventional and acquisition programs critical to the future of the country's security.

To do that, the Air Force must effectively tell its story to U.S. Congress, to other armed services, to the professional public policy and industry community as well as the media and the public at large. By enlisting senior USAF leadership, we will be able to tell this important story by hosting the nation's top experts in and out of the USAF to speak at our Breakfast Seminars on Capitol Hill.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

This is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to meet, greet and listen to senior Air Force decision makers. Unique sponsorship opportunities are available for these events. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Fred Ullman at or 703-247-5842. 

2018 AFA Breakfast Series on Capitol Hill Schedule

 May 24, 2018
General John W. "Jay" Raymond
Commander, Air Force Space Command


Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond is Commander, Air Force Space Command (Air Forces Strategic-Space) and the Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. As Commander, Air Force Space Command, General Raymond is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. Read Gen Raymond's full biography here. Transcript can be found here.


Previous Speakers

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson 
Transcript from June 5, 2017 Breakfast 
 Gen Mike Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command  
Transcript from July 11, 2017 Breakfast


General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force

  Lt Gen Arnold Bunch, Military Deputy Office of
the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisitions 






General Darren McDew, Commander, USTRANSCOM 
Transcript from November 15, 2017 Breakfast 

The Honorable Matthew P. Donovan, Under Secretary of the Air Force spoke in January 2018



The Honorable Heather Wilson 
Transcript from her March 2018 speech
General Robin Rand
Transcript from his April 2018 speech


Audio & Video from Previous Breakfasts


Information on Previous Programs

Audio and video recordings from previous programs.

About the AFA Breakfast Program:

The AFA Breakfast Program is a recurring series that provides a venue for senior Air Force and Department of Defense leaders to communicate directly with the public and the press. Past speakers include Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson; former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James; former Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh; Dr. Jamie M. Morin, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller; and Gen. William Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command.

For additional information contact:
Bridget Dongu