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Future Force: joint operations

Future Force: joint operations Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. Jumper Remarks to the Air Armaments Summit VI, Sandestin, Fla., March 17, 2004 It’s a pleasure to be here tonight and to see so many old friends again and to be able to escape the craziness we call Washington, D.C. At this particular […]

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The American Flag—a symbol of courage and pride

The American Flag—a symbol of courage and pride Remarks at the Flag Day ceremony, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., June 14, 2004 Thank you Scott (Brig. Gen. David “Scott” Gray, 89 Airlift Wing Commander) for your generous introduction; and thank you for inviting me to join you, General Severson, General Germann, Team Andrews, our honored […]

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Intelligence in the 21st century

Intelligence in the 21st century Michael W. Hayden Thanks for the chance to come down and talk a little bit about both of my lives: my life as an Air Force officer and my life as an intelligence officer. And what I’ve proposed to do in my remarks–and we’ll leave some time for questions at […]

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The view of the future Air Force—a view from the top

The view of the future Air Force—a view from the top John P. Jumper Remarks for the “Future of the Force” series, the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D. C., April 28, 2005 It is a pleasure to be here and to be able to talk about the greatest Air Force on the planet and the people […]

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a time of reflection and remembrance

Veterans day: a time of reflection and remembrance Remarks as prepared for Veterans Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2006 I. Thank you, Jan [Jan Scruggs, President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund]. Admiral Moritsugu [Acting Surgeon General], and fellow speakers, it is an honor to be with you. Thank […]

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U.S. Air Force Academy sexual assault review – Air Force secretary James G. Roche

U.S. Air Force Academy sexual assault review – Air Force secretary James G. Roche – Transcript Mr. Chairman, Senator Levin, members of the Committee. Let me begin today by thanking the committee for inviting General Jumper (Air Force Chief of Staff), Ms. Mary Walker (Air Force General Counsel) and myself to update you on our […]

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Preserving our edge – Air Force secretary James G. Roche

Preserving our edge – Air Force secretary James G. Roche – Transcript James G. Roche, secretary of the Air Force Remarks to the National Security Forum, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., May 30, 2003 Thank you General Rayburn (Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, Commandant Air War College) for your kind words and gracious introduction. Someday […]

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Navy and Air Force space—shared achievements and shared challenges ahead

Navy and Air Force space—shared achievements and shared challenges ahead James G. Roche, secretary of the Air Force Remarks to the Navy Element of the National Reconnaissance Office, Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2003 Thank you, Rand (Rear Admiral Fisher, Director, Communications Directorate, NRO) for that kind introduction and for inviting me here to […]

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The state of the force—2005

The state of the force—2005 Pete Geren Remarks delivered for the opening keynote address to the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference, Washington, Sept. 12, 2005 Thank you, Don (retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson, AFA executive director) for that warm introduction. As partly a Longhorn I could make an Aggie joke, […]

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U.S. Air Forces in Europe in the 21st century

U.S. Air Forces in Europe in the 21st century Thank you very much for that very humbling introduction and I’m always reminded of how we have to be humble in this profession. Congressman Peterson (John Peterson, R-Pa.), Congressman Perlmutter (Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo.), and Congressman Wilson (Joe Wilson, R-S.C.), fellow officers, members of the senior executive […]