More than 100 civilian business leaders, educators, and prominent civic leaders from across the nation attended the 54th National Security Forum at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala., May 14-18.
Chris Roberts of Metropolitan National Bank in Cabot, Phillip Davis of Your Extra Specialties in North Little Rock and Gary Laney of Entergy in Searcy participated in the forum.
The annual forum was hosted by Air University’s Air War College and sponsored by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne.
The primary objective of the NSF is to provide a forum for a candid exchange of views on national security matters among the invited guests, Air War College students, and senior military and civilian leaders.
The forum allows American civilians from all over the U.S. an in-depth look at the United States Armed Forces and provides AWC students the opportunity to interact and understand how citizens view the operations of the Armed Forces.
It provides the opportunity for future military leaders to interact with a broad cross-section of civilian leaders from businesses, academia, industry, media, law, the clergy, and state and local governments.
This year’s NSF included an Air Force F-15 and F-16 aerial demonstration as well as an F-86 Heritage Flight.
Forum participants also saw a portion of the Air Force’s arsenal on display including the following aircraft: KC-135, C-17, HH-60, A-10, C-21, C-130, WC-130, F-15, F-16, F-117, GA-8, KC-135, T-1, T-6, and the T-38.