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AIR FORCE March 18, 2010
THE ART of war as it applies
to the application of air power
in times of conflict will be ex-
amined at the 2010 Air Power
The event will be held at the
National Convention Centre in
Canberra on March 29 and 30.
Its theme is The Art of Air
Power and it will examine the
principles of Chinese strate-
gist Sun Tzu as the basis for the
application of air power.
During the two-day confer-
ence, hosted by CAF AIRMSHL
Mark Binskin, the audience will
hear from a range of interna-
tional experts and speakers on
a diverse range of related top-
ics, ranging from the limiting of
civilian casualties in war to the
high-end strategic application of
air power. They are intended to
challenge current perspectives
and dogma on air power.
Among the presenters will be
Defence Minister Senator John
Faulkner, CDF ACM Angus
Houston and RAAF Historian Dr
AIRMSHL Binskin said: "I
look forward to hosting an out-
standing conference that will
challenge our understanding of
the art of air power and how we
can better apply air power in sup-
port of national interests across
the spectrum of conflict."
During the conference, the
2010 RAAF Heritage Awards
will be announced and a book
by Dr Sanu Kanikara, The Art
of Air Power: Sun Tzu Revisited
will be launched.
For more information, visit the
RAAF Air Power Development
Centre website at http://airpower.
airforce.gov.au or contact the Air
Power Conference Coordinator
on (02) 6266 1355 or email
Explore the art
of air power
THE Longitudinal ADF Study Evaluating
Retention, or Project LASER as it is better
known, was established to find out what influ-
ences members to stay or leave the ADF.
This month, the 2010 LASER Annual Survey
is being sent to all Air Force men and women
who joined the service in 2008. It provides
those members the opportunity to have their say
on aspects of service life including their careers,
work-life balance and job satisfaction. It is due
for completion by April 9.
The information collected is used to identify
how members' attitudes, thoughts and feelings
change over time and what might be done to
make the ADF an organisation that people want
to stay a part of.
The results of Project LASER will be
reported to CAF through the Director General
Personnel -- Air Force.
Members are encouraged to take the time to
complete the survey.
For information about Project LASER and receiv-
ing your survey, visit http//intranet.defence.
gov.au/DPE/LASER or email retentionresearch.
Have your say in
on the way
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During training you will find a number of tools
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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT: CAF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin speaks with
representatives of the major sponsors of the 2010 Air Power Conference. Seated
from left, Ray Cage from Boeing, AVM Al Titheridge (ret'd) from L3 and AVM Roxley
McLennan (ret'd) from Rolls-Royce.
Photo: FSGT John Carroll
Time to upgrade
to the new MILIS
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