Black Hills leaders invited to attend National Security Forum

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Five civic and business leaders from the area have received personal invitations from the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the 64th annual National Security Forum at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

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Sandy Burns, founder, president and CEO of Project Solutions, Inc., Vance Crocker, vice president of electric operations for Black Hills Energy, Ken Davis, civic leader and member of the Ellsworth Task Force, Linden Evans, president and COO of Black Hills Corporation, and Dr. Helen Usera, owner of Aspiring Business Consulting, are among the handful of individuals from across the nation invited to participate in the NSF May 9-11.   

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According to military officials, the purpose of NSF is to expose influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to engage each other’s ideas and perspectives on Air Force, national and international security issues.

Approximately 150 civilian leaders in business, education and government from around the U.S. will meet with senior military leaders to explore current and future national security issues facing our nation. The NSF provides a great opportunity for an open and candid exchange of ideas among these guests, senior military and civilian leaders, and Air War College students. All selectees will attend lectures, meet in seminars for in-depth discussions and participate in social events.

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The Air War College is the senior professional development school in the Air Force officer education system as a part of Air University. AWC educates selected senior officers to lead at the strategic level in the employment of air and space forces. The curriculum focuses on coalition warfighting and national security issues, with emphasis on the effective employment of aerospace forces in joint and combined combat operations.

Air University is a major component of Air Education and Training Command and the intellectual and leadership center of the Air Force. Air University’s eight colleges and schools provide the full spectrum of Air Force education, from pre-commissioning to the highest levels of professional military education, including degree granting and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel throughout their careers.


Information from the 42nd Air Base Wing Office of Public Affairs, Maxwell AFB

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