AFA's 2017 Lifetime Awards

AFA's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes not a single achievement, but a lifetime of work in the advancement of aerospace.

 

Former USAF Chief Fogleman on Lifetime Achievement Award, AFA
Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF Ret., 15th US Air Force chief of staff and 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement award recipient, discusses being recognized for his service and what AFA means to him during an excerpt from a wide-ranging Sept. 18, 2017, interview at the association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

 

Former USAF Chief McPeak: US Must ‘Militarily Dismantle’ North Korea’s Nuclear Capability
In an excerpt from his interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show, Gen. Tony McPeak, USAF Ret., 14th US Air Force chief of staff and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, calls North Korea “the biggest security problem” he’s ever seen and says he thinks the US needs “to militarily dismantle” its nuclear capability “in a fairly near term.” The event was held in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

 

Orbital ATK’s Fogleman: Northrop Grumman Deal Would Be ‘Real Win-Win for Everyone’
Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF Ret., former US Air Force chief of staff and current Orbital ATK chairman, discusses Northrop Grumman’s offer to buy his company in a $9 billion deal. In a wide-ranging Sept. 18, 2017, interview during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference just outside Washington, Fogleman said the deal was a “real win-win for everyone.” Fogelman is among AFA’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

 

Former USAF Chief Fogleman on His Journey to the Air Force Academy, Enlistment
Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF Ret., 15th US Air Force chief of staff and 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement award recipient, discusses his journey to the Air Force Academy and motivations for enlisting during an excerpt from a wide-ranging Sept. 18, 2017, interview at the association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

 

McPeak on Joining USAF, Flying the F-100, Embracing Inverted Flight
Gen. Merrill “Tony” McPeak, USAF Ret., 14th US Air Force chief of staff and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses why he joined the Air Force, flying the F-104 and F-100 aircraft, and facing his fear of inverted flight during Part 1 of his Sept. 18, 2017, interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show. The event was held in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

 

Anderson on AFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Joining USAF, Becoming a Fighter Pilot
Col. Clarence “Bud” Anderson, USAF Ret., a WWII triple ace and 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, reflects on the honor, what the organization means to him, why he joined the US Air Force, becoming a fighter pilot and flying the P-51 Mustang during Part I of a Sept. 19, 2017, interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with AFA.

 

Otto on AFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Becoming a 'Rosie the Riveter'
Elinor Otto, the nation’s longest-working Rosie the Riveter and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses what the honor means to her, how she entered the aerospace industry and her experience working at the Rohr Aircraft Coproration during Part 1 of her interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Otto, a first-generation Rosie the Riveter, worked in the aircraft business for 68 years, until she was laid off by Boeing in 2015. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with AFA.

 

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