NDIA - 2016 Air Armament Symposium

Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

42nd Air Armament Symposium
"Air Armament Innovation: Enabling the 3rd Offset"
November 1 - 2, 2016
Emerald Coast Convention Center

 Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

This year's Keynote Speaker will be Lt Gen Bunch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)

 We will have speakers from each of the services involved in weapons technology development, testing and procurement with conventional and nuclear responsibilities as well as the Joint F-35 SPO.

The 42nd Air Armament Symposium will provide a two-day interchange for Senior Federal, State, Local government, and Industry leadership to identify and share opportunities to capitalize on the DoD's affordability-focused leadership and discuss application to current and planned armament development and modernization.  This year's theme is focused on the future and keeping the advantage with the US and our global partners "Air Armament Innovations: Enabling the 3rd Offset".


Time                       Subject                                     Speaker

0700-0800             Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

0800-0810             Kick-off                                     Mr Greg Postulka, NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter President

0810-0815             PEO Welcome                         Brig Gen Morris (AFLCMC/EB)

0815-0900             Keynote Address                    Lt Gen Bunch 

0900-0940             F-35                                           Mr Costabile

0940-1015             Break

1015-1100              LM Skunkworks                      VP Jack O’Banion

1100-1125              EWI Program                           Mr Jason Denney

1125-1250              Lunch

1250-1325              AF PEO- Weapons                  Brig Gen Morris

1325-1355              SAF AQP                                   Maj Gen Norman

1355-1430              SOCOM Perspective               Mr Hondo Geurts

1430-1500              Break

1500-1530              AFNWC                                     Maj Gen Jansson

1530-1610              ACC Perspective                     Mr. Dunn ACC A5/8/9

1610-1625              NDIA                                         Frank Michael

1625-1630              EOD Summary                         Mr Postulka

1630-1930              Reception


Time                       Subject                                                           Speaker

0700-0800              Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

0800-0910              Industry Panel                         Textron Brian Sinkiewicz, Boeing Carl Avila, NG Mike Meaney, SSCI Kunal Mehra, RTN MGen Dave Scott, WNG Kevin Vance, Odyssey Randy Nunley

0910-0935              LM MFC                                     VP Frank St John

0935-0955              APKWS RAC                              BAE Marc Falco

0955-1030              Intelligence Perspectives         Maj Gen Poss (ret)

1030-1050              Break

1050-1130              AFMC                                          Gen Pawlikowski

1130-1200              AFRL-Perspective                      Maj Gen McMurry

1200-1310              Lunch

1310-1340              Army Perspectives                    Colonel Warnick JAMS PM

1340-1355              Scholarship Winners                 Scholarship Board

1355-1425              Navy Perspective                       CAPT Stoneman

1425-1500              PEO Fighter/Bomber                 Brig Gen Schmidt

1500-1525              Break

1525-1635              Heritage Panel                            Generals (Fornell, Chedister, Secord, Stutzriem) and Mr Wilcox, Mr Hubbard

1635-1640              EOC Summary                              Mr Postulka

1730                         Evening Social                             Armament Museum


0800                       AFA Doolittle Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament

A few Sponsorships are still available along with new this year, 2 conference rooms to rent for private customer discussions that seat 15 folks easily!
Exhibit Hall is full but please let us know if you want to be added to the wait list for any cancellations.

 Event POC: Pat Swartz, CMP at pat@saameetings.com or 850.566.0089

 Visit NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter site: http://www.ndiagulfcoast.com/

“Appropriate dress for this Symposium is business attire for civilian and military Class A uniform for military presenters. Military attendees may wear “Blues” or service equivalent for their respective organizations.”

Golf - The Doolittle Scholarship Open Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, 3 November with an 0800 Shotgun Start.  Click on the Register Now button to register.  For more golf information, please contact Steve Madley at afa-golf@cox.net 
For a Golf Registration Form - Click Here


Contact Information

  • NOTICE:  This event is closed to media and reporters.


    Pat Swartz
    Swartz & Associates
    Phone: 850.566.0089


    Tuesday November 1, 2016
    Wednesday November 2, 2016


    Emerald Coast Convention Center
    1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

    Golf Information:
    Steve Madley

Payment Instructions

  • Payment Information:

    Credit card payments: May be made online when registering.

    Checks: Make checks payable to “NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter” and mail to:

    c/o Swartz & Associates
    2522 Capital Circle NE
    Suite 14
    Tallahassee, FL, 32308

    email:  Pat@SAAMeetings.com


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