The Air Force Association Presents Airmen in the Fight, a virtual speaker series featuring fresh perspectives from the operational forces.

Like our Capitol Hill Breakfast Series, Airmen in the Fight will feature speakers with the same caliber you have come to expect, but with greater variety. We’ll still hear the word from the top Air Force and Space Force leaders in Washington, but look for more insight from the operating forces across the nation and around the world. This dynamic  - and virtual for now - speaker series with Air Force and Space Force leaders will focus on the needs and requirements of our operational forces. 

AFA Welcomes Maj Gen John E. Shaw

Maj Gen John E. Shaw, Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command; and Commander, Space Operations Command will be our first virtual guest speaker on Monday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m. 


AFA Welcomes Gen James M. Holmes

Gen James M. "Mike" Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command, will participate in our virtual discussion on Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Below is a listing of speakers who have spoken at AFA's Breakfast Series. Video, audio, and event transcripts are available for review.

Gen John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke at the Capitol Hill Club, Wed., Jan. 29, 2020. 

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General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force spoke at AFA's November 2019 breakfast series.

A video from the event can be found here.

AFA hosted Mr. Randall G. Walden, Director and Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) at AFA's Oct. 24, 2019 breakfast series event.

A video from the event can be found here.

AFA hosted Gen James M. Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command at AFA's Aug. 23, 2019, Breakfast Series event.

A video from the event can be found here.

AFA hosted Lt Gen L. Scott Rice, Military Deputy, Director of the Air National Guard spoke at AFA's May 2019 Breakfast Series event.

A video from the event can be found here.

Lt Gen Arnold Bunch, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, spoke at AFA's February 2019 breakfast series event.

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General Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, discussed expanding the competitive space at AFA's November breakfast series event.

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Lt Gen VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. She spoke at AFA's July 2018 breakfast series about ISR today and into the future, including updates on our peer adversaries Russia and China. 

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General John Raymond is the Commander of US Space Command. General Raymond spoke at AFA's May 2018 breakfast series. General Raymond discussed a number of  initiatives to increase international cooperation on national security space have been announced or are in the works, including Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s announcement last month that the Air Force would expand the availability of space training to US allies, and the planned conversion this year of the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., into a Combined Space Operations Center to integrate coalition partners. Space is a warfighting domain just like air, land, and sea, Raymond told the breakfast, and, “The way we operate in warfighting domains is we operate with our partners and with our allies, and we’re going to do the exact same thing in space.”



General Robin Rand is the Commander of US Global Strike Command. General Rand spoke at AFA's April 2018 breakfast series he discussed the legacy of Air Force Global Strike Command as he prepares to retire. He gave updates on the progress that our peer adversaries are making and how the US Air Force is innovating to remain the best in the world. 

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 Perry Currier at, 703-247-5838 or Fred Ullman at, 703-247-5842.