Airman For Life Podcast
Summary: AFA's podcast will feature interviews with aerospace experts and thought leaders on professional development. Topics will focus on Air Force and AFA updates.
Mobility and more specifically 5G, FirstNet, and smart solutions for bases are discussed in the podcast. The pace of mobile technology development is greatly impacting how we work, and making the demand for mobile solutions in the work environment even more important. The proliferation of connected devices is never ending so our panel discusses these problems and a few solutions.
Both the Air Force and the airlines are facing a crisis when it comes to having enough pilots. Our panel touches on the factors that led to the shortage and some solutions for consideration.
The network that the Air Force uses is an important component to the Air Force mission. The network exists as an enabler for every weapons system. The podcast discusses how the Air Force can use networks to complete its missions in every domain.
Work Life Balance
AFA's President Gen Larry Spencer, USAF Ret. shares his leadership advice on this next episode of AFA's Airman for Life podcast. Gen Spencer discusses the following topics on the podcast: -Transitioning from the Air Force to the civilian world -How to build and sustain relationships with fellow Airmen who may be separating from the Air Force -How the Air Force's core values continue to be key on the civilian side too -Advice on promotion within the Air Force, -Advice to young and mid grade Airmen on mentorship and being a mentee -The importance of diversity to build a stronger leadership team
Emerging Technologies: Weapons of the Future
Lt Gen Bruce Litchfield, USAF (Ret.), Lt Gen Donald Wetekam, USAF (Ret.) and Maj Gen David Gillett, USAF (Ret.) discuss the important job maintainers do for the Air Force. The panel touches on where the Air Force stands after sequestration created deep cuts to maintenance and modernization as well as what Airmen can expect in the next generation of sustainment solutions.
Gen James "Mike" Holmes discusses the Warfighter's Edge at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on February 23, 2018.
Dr. Jeff DeGraff discusses Unleashing a Culture of Innovation in the workplace at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on February 23, 2018.
Digital Transformation experts from Cisco, GE, AT&T, and CACI discuss how the Air Force can utilize digital technology.
Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, gave an Air Force Update at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on February 23, 2018.
Spark Tank Finals Competition. Six Air Force Teams present their innovative ideas to a panel of Air Force leaders for a chance to be implemented by the Air Force.
Lt Gen Steven Kwast discusses developing Innovators at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on February 22, 2018.
A panel with Gen Holmes, Gen Rand, Lt Gen Kwast and Dr. Bowie discuss airpower at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on February 22, 2018.
Milo Medin of Alphabet Inc. discusses innovation at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on February 22, 2018.