The 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference theme is “Breaking Barriers: Heritage to Horizons.” It is the nation’s premier event for defense and aerospace professionals from across the globe. AFA brings together Air Force senior leaders including the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Major Command Commanders, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and many more.

The SpaceNews editorial team will be reporting from the event.

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Members from the Air Space Command speak during the Nuclear Deterrence panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Credit: U.S. Air Force/ Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, says many of the specialized space and cyber operators the Air Force hopes to add to its ranks are likely to be part-time reservists. Credit: U.S. Army National Guard /Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers a keynote Sept. 20 at the Air Force Association's Air Space Cyber conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Credit: DoD video
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addresses a group of airmen in the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in mid August. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Desiree Economides
U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson speaking in July at the Air Force Sergeants' Association conference in Reno, Nevada. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Scott M. Ash
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis  (left) visits with Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, during a visit to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week.   Credit: DoD/U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
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An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, during a February 2016 test.  Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
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U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David golden prepare to testify June 6 before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson speaking June 16, 2017, at he Strategic National Security Space FY18 Budget Forum. Credit: SpaceNews/Mike Moser
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