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Naval Air Symposium celebrating NAS Oceana's 75th Anniversary

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Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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8:00 AM-8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM Welcome

  • FORCM Jim Monroe, USN (Ret.) Chairman, Navy League Hampton Roads Remarks
  • CAPT Chad Vincelette, USN, Commanding Officer, NAS Oceana, Master Jet Base Welcome

Preview of NAS Oceana Documentary

9:30 AM-10: 15 AM
Session I: Future Forecast For Navy Air: Technology, Platforms and Sensors
Moderator: VADM James D. McArthur, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Speakers:

  • VADM Mathias Winter, USN- Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Secretary of Defense, F35 Lighting II Program*
  • RADM Roy Kelley, USN, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic*
  • VADM Dean Peters, USN, Program Executive Officer for AIR ASW, Assault & Special Mission Programs, PEO(A)
  • RDML Kenneth Whitesell, USN, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 4
  • CAPT Max McCoy, USN, Vice Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Eglin Air Force Base*

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Session II: The Future of the Aircraft Carrier
Moderator: VADM David Architzel, USN (Ret.)*
Speakers:

  • Mr. Ken Mahler, Vice President, Navy Programs, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • CAPT Richard McCormack, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)*
  • CAPT Paul Spedero, Jr., USN, Commanding Officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)*
  • CAPT Sean Bailey, USN, Commanding Officer, USS George H W Bush (CVN 77)*

11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Session III: Naval Aviation: Transformation and Training Systems
Moderator: RADM Richard O’Hanlon, USN (Ret.)
Speakers:

  • Ms. Amy Markowich, Director, Integrated Battlespace Simulation & Test. Department (AIR-5.4), Naval Air Systems Command
  • CAPT Jason Lopez, USN – Program Manager, Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), Naval Air Systems Command, Aircraft and Weapons

12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Session IV: The Economic Impact and Challenges of Navy Installations
Moderator: Mr. Mark Honecker, Chief of Staff and Executive Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Speakers:

  • VADM Mary Jackson, USN, Commander, Navy Installations Command*
  • Mr. Warren Harris, City of Virginia Beach, Economic Development
  • CAPT Tom Keely, USN (Ret.), Former Commanding Officer NAS Oceana

12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Session V: The Future of the Enlisted Force
Moderator: FLTCM Scott Benning, USN, (Ret.) Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E)
(Location room change from Session IV)
Speakers:

  • MCPON (SG/SW/IW) Steven Giordano, USN, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
  • FLTCM (SW/IW/AW) Russell Smith, USN, Fleet Master Chief Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education, (MPT&E)
  • FLTCM (SW/AW) Paul Kingsbury, USN, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (or his relief)
  • FORCM (SS/IUSS) Scott A. Rossiter, USN, Navy Personnel Command

All participants are invited unless noted as *Confirmed

Attire: Military: Uniform of the Day Civilian: Business

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