AIR FORCE RESERVE
A Defense Education Forum program solely focused on the Air Force Reserve will discuss the complexities, challenges and successes of modernizing the Air Force Reserve. The Air Force has had a steady drumbeat for a number of years on the messages of recapitalizing their tanker fleet and fighter force. As one of three components of the Air Force, the Air Force Reserve needs to be included in this modernization. In addition to normal acquisition funds, Congress funds the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA). The challenge for the Reserve is using that money to recapitalize defensive systems and precision engagement equipment to ensure effectiveness of their forces in the theater of operations. With insufficient funds across the board, industry and the Air Force Reserve are looking for innovative solutions to their modernization requirements.
WHEN: Monday, June 22, 9:45 am
WHERE: Minuteman Memorial Building (ROA Headquarters) One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington D.C. (Directly east of the Senate Wing of the U.S. Capitol)
WHO: Air Force Reserve leadership, experts and industry partners.
9:45 Opening Remarks
10:00 Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner, Chief, Air Force Reserve will talk on modernization and his strategic plans to move forward.
1100 Lunch (hosted)
1120 Modernization and Emerging Mission Panel moderated by Mackenzie Eaglen, Senior Policy Analyst for defense and homeland security issues at The Heritage Foundation
- Brig. Gen. Derek Rydholm, (Deputy Director, AF Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans & Programs)
- Col Leonard Dick (Vice Commander, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center)
- Col Glen Davis, (Director of Logistics, Air Force Reserve Command)
- Col Jeffrey Eggers (Director of ISR Innovations, Air Staff)
- Col Charles Sachs (Air Education and Training Command Expeditionary Training will discuss irregular warfare)
1230 Industry Perspective on equipment, acquisition, and modernization challenges moderated by Mackenzie Eaglen
- Northrop Grumman
- Lockheed Martin
- L-3 Communications
1:30 Discussion and Conclusion