Airman for Life Podcast Series

Podcast.pngAirman for Life: A Podcast Series
AFA's podcast will feature interviews with aerospace experts and thought leaders on professional development. Topics will focus on Air Force and AFA updates. 

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Episode 16: Emerging Technologies: Weapons of the Future
In this episode Jack O'Banion, Dr. Mark Lewis and Scott Wierzbanowski discussed the exciting technology the Air Force is developing. The panel touched on DARPA's Gremlins program, experimental space planes, hypersonics, and 5th generation aircraft.                                                       

      Moderator: Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research
      - Jack O'Banion, Vice President, Strategy and Customer Requirements, ADP, Lockheed Martin
      - Dr. Mark Lewis, Director, IDA, Science and Technology Policy Institute
      - Scott Wierzbanowski, Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA                                                                                                                


Episode 15: Aerospace Sustainment: Keeping the Fleet Flying
AFA hosted a panel discussion that focused on the important job maintainers do for the Air Force. The panel touched on where the Air Force stands after sequestration created deep cuts to maintenance and modernization, as well as what Airmen can expect in the next generation of sustainment solutions.

Podcast_15.jpg   Moderator: Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research
   - Lt Gen Bruce Litchfield (Ret.), Vice President, Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin
   - Lt Gen Donald Wetekam (Ret.), Senior Vice President of Government Business Development, AAR
   - Maj Gen David Gillett (Ret.), President of Gillett Logistics LLC


Episodes 2-14: AFA's Air Warfare Symposium Speakers and Panels
Episode 2: The Honorable Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force
Episode 3: Dr. Peter Wicher, Director, Strategic Relations, Singularity University
Episode 4: CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Episode 5: Young Innovators Panel
Episode 6: Rapid Capabilities Panel
Episode 7: Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services, Alphabet Inc. 
Episode 8: Airpower Capacity Crunch - Looking to Build Future Force Structure
Episode 9: Lt Gen Steven Kwast, Commander, Air Education and Training Command
Episode 10: Spark Tank Finals Competition
Episode 11: Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
Episode 12: Digital Transformation Panel
Episode 13: Dr. Jeff DeGraff, University of Michigan
Episode 14: Gen James M. Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command
Episode 1: Air Superiority
Moderator: Vago Muradian, Founder & Editor - Defense and Aerospace Report
- Lt Gen Bruce Orville Wright, USAF (Ret.) Former Commander 5th Air Force and US Air Forces Japan
- Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research
- Lt Col David Berke, USMC (Ret.) F-35 Consultant