Lecture Series - National Museum of the USAF show

Lecture Series - National Museum of the USAF

Summary: The Lecture Series features an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on USAF heritage. Lecturers include active duty or retired military members, specialists in research, development and technology, and historians and authors.

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 Vision and Genius in the R&D Gallery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:11

Dr. Squire L. Brown discusses the museum˜s Research & Development Gallery, which exhibits a unique collection of aircraft that challenged the imagination and pushed the boundaries of flight.

 Hexagon KH-9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:16

Phil Pressel discusses the last orbiting reconnaissance camera that used film for photography and how it played an important part in U.S. intelligence and aerospace history.

 Titan II - Few but Powerful | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:58

Dr. David K. Stumpf gives an overview of the Titan II program, culminating in a discussion of just how close a Soviet weapon would have had to come to incapacitate the silo.

 Afghan Air Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:29

Col. Robert A. Strasser and Lt. Col. Tay W. Johannes discuss experiences in building the Afghan Air Force, including resources, organizational interactions, mission objectives and how historical events have influenced decision making.

 Taps on the Wall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:52

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John Borling shares his experiences as a prisoner of war, along with the poetry and prose he composed and memorized.

 Secret MiG Squadron | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:24

Col. (Ret.) Gaillard R. Peck Jr. addresses the 10-year period that the U.S. Air Force secretly trained Air Force, Navy and Marine fighter aircrews in an advanced joint training program against actual Soviet MiG jet fighters.

 USAF Special Operations Forces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:50

Air Force Special Operations Command historian Herbert A. Mason Jr. discusses the "Contributions USAF Special Operations Forces Have Made to the Development of Air and Space Power, 1942 to 2012."

 20 Years as an Air Force Photojournalist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:44

Six-time ˜Military Photographer of the Year˜ Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock discusses how he became a photojournalist in the Air Force and where it has taken him, what military photojournalists do, his latest projects and where photojournalism is going in the future.

 America's Canine Heroes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:23

Dogster.com editor/writer Maria Goodavage discusses the four-legged heroes who serve our country, what they bring to the fight, how they do it and the deep bonds they form with those who work with them.

 My True Course | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:32

Dutch Van Kirk, the navigator from the B-29 Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, gives a first-hand perspective of one of World War II's most famous missions.

 The Air Force in Space ˜ and on the Moon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:48

Former NASA astronaut and retired Air Force colonel David R. Scott talks about his three space missions: Gemini VIII, Apollo 9 and Apollo 15.

 Secret World of Space Reconnaissance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:22

Learn about the Gambit 1 KH-7, Gambit 3 KH-8 and Hexagon KH-9 reconnaissance satellites during this presentation by CIA officers Dr. Robert A. McDonald and Dr. James D. Outzen.

 Air Force One ˜ Zero Failure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:25

Col. (Ret.) Mark W. Tillman, the nation˜s 12th presidential pilot, gives a first-hand account of remarkable moments in history with his experience as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009.

 Tuskegee Airmen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23;40

Dr. Daniel L. Haulman, an historian with Air Force Historical Research Agency, discusses the Tuskegee Airmen, who were for decades virtually ignored in American military history and have since become very famous, culminating in early 2007 with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal.

 Six Months with a CCATT RN in Afghanistan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:51

Lt. Col. Deborah Lehker speaks about her deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse and the goal of enhancing patient care.


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