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May 10 - May 12
The 2017 Naval Aviation Symposium took place May 10th – 12th, 2017, at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
1200-1630 Golf Tournament (A.C. Read)
Thursday, 11 May 2017
|0900-0910 Welcoming Remarks (Atrium)|
|Lieutenant General Duane Thiessen, USMC (Ret.), Foundation President & CEO|
|0910-0915 Symposium Overview (Atrium)|
|Captain Sterling Gilliam, USN (Ret.), Museum Director|
|0915-1030 Power Projection in the 21st Century (Atrium)|
|Moderator: Captain Marc Miguez, USN, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Three
Panelists: CVW-3 Commanding Officers
|1045-1200 Naval Aviation’s Impact in Power Projection . . . A Strike Group Commander’s Perspective (Atrium)|
Moderator: Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder, USN, Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command
|1215-1345 Luncheon (Flightdeck)|
|Guest Speaker: Captain Martin Erdossy, USN (Ret.), Huntington Ingalls Industries Presentation|
|1400-1530 Power Projection Today and Tomorrow . . . The Role of Large Deck Air Capable Warships (Atrium)|
|1800-2100 Symposium Cocktail Reception (Flightdeck) w/Guest Speaker|
|Guest Speaker: Admiral William Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations|
Friday, 12 May 2017
|0945-1130 Naval Aviation Today and Tomorrow [Flag Panel] (Atrium)|
|Moderator: Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, USN, Commander Naval Air Forces/Commander Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Photo Gallery, Symposium ’17
Photo Galley, 2017 Symposium Golf Tournament
About the Symposium
Since 1987, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has hosted its Naval Aviation Symposium each May in Pensacola. The Symposium series average nearly 3,000 guests annually, including active and retired flag and general officers and executives from the aerospace industry, as well as young naval officers, sailors and Marines undergoing aviation training in Pensacola. Activities include presentations and panel discussions, a golf tournament, luncheon, and a closing reception and banquet.
The goal of the symposium series is to help preserve the rich history and proud heritage of Naval Aviation by highlighting historical events in which U.S. Naval Aviation has played a major role. In past years, symposia subjects have included: the Battle of Midway; the Battle of Coral Sea; American Aces; Medal of Honor recipients; POWs; the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs; Flying Tigers and Black Sheep Squadrons; the Korean and Vietnam Wars; Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom; Blue Angels and others.
The Foundation’s distinguished guest speakers have included former President Bush, Governor Jeb Bush, Senators John Warner, Jake Garn, Connie Mack and John McCain, Secretaries of the Navy Lehman, Webb, Garrett, Danzig and Winter, Under Secretaries of the Navy Hultin and Pirie, Chiefs of Naval Operations Boorda and Johnson, the Vice Chiefs of Naval Operations, Admirals Fallon and Mullen, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Jones and the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Nyland.
Symposium 2016 RECAP
Photo Gallery, Symposium ’16
Photo Gallery, 2016 Symposium Golf Tournament
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Coast Guard Air: Into the Storm for 100 Years
“Pioneers in Naval Aviation” Hall of Honor Enshrinement
Flag Panel: Naval Aviation Today & Tomorrow