AOC 2022, AOC's International Symposium & Convention took place in Washington D.C., Oct. 25–27. Thank you to all those who joined us for a successfull event surrounding this year's theme: The EMSO Playbook: Maneuvering to Win in a New Era.
Listen to From the Crows' Nest podcast episodes recorded live from AOC 2022
Throughout the three-day event, AOC podcast Host Ken Miller recorded live episodes on-site, interviewing speakers and hosting recaps with indivuals attending the event. Listen to the latest episodes.
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Testing Your RWR - Accuracy Matters
Nov. 3 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
Accuracy is of the utmost importance when testing a radar warning receiver and maintaining the highest accuracy of your test system is essential. One is only as strong as the other or else you might be initiating countermeasures miles off-target. This presentation will explore how measurement errors and inaccuracies in your test system can compromise the effectiveness of an EW system. We will describe the calibration procedures that can be implemented to achieve higher EW system performance and traceability necessary for the assurance test and evaluation engineers seek.
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Electromagnetic Manoeuvre: Towards a Theoretical Underpinning
Nov. 10 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery warned that losing the war in the air would cost the war itself. Over the best part of a century, airpower has defined conflict. The failure to win and sustain air superiority and supremacy makes victory at best difficult, and at worst impossible. The need to secure Electromagnetic Superiority and Supremacy (E2S) will have a similar effect on the wars of tomorrow. Forces failing to win and hold E2S while denying the spectrum to their adversaries will find victory elusive. E2S is achieved by applying manoeuvre warfare principles to the electromagnetic spectrum. Manoeuvre warfare is not new, but it can teach us about E2S. We will ask how applicable manoeuvre warfare theory is to Electromagnetic Support Operations? How can it guide us and where must we exercise caution? This webinar will define E2S. It will explain its centrality to contemporary and future battles. It will summarise the tenets of manoeuvre warfare theory and discuss their applicability to E2S. Above all, it will seek to articulate a theoretical framework for E2S manoeuvre.
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Show Daily with Eric Bamford and Bob Andrews
Coming to you drunk at the bar at AOC 2022 —
In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller sits down with special guests Eric Bamford, International AOC Board Member from the Norwegian Air Forces and Bob Andrews, AOC Director of Global Events. Ken and his guests discuss innovation and workforce development from a NATO perspective and what lessons NATO can learn from the current Russian invasion of Ukraine.
AOC President Brian Hinkley presented CDR Wolf's AOC Achievement Award to CAPT Rob Smilie, the President's coin No. 46 to Arthur Tulak and Chapter of the Year Award to Diamond Head Chapter President John Salvador.
Rod and Robyn Brooks hosted the Dixie Crow Annual Picnic “Crowtoberfest and BBQ Cook-Off” at their ranch in Lizella, Georgia on Oct. 22 with over 100 Dixie Crow members, friends and family in attendance! Thank you, Robyn and Rod for hosting!
William "Dollar" Young, Gene “Joker” McFalls, Anthony Ramos, Gregory “Patch” Patschke, Stephen Dennis, Robert Mike Cocke, Glenn "Powder" Carlson, Norm “Gump” Balchunas and Former 8th Air Force Commander, Lt Gen Robert Elder.
As the Ukrainian counter-offensive pushes eastwards, they are approaching the city of Kherson, which has been held by the Russians since March. Kherson is a critical port city on the Dnipro River with a pre-war population of 300,000 people. (Forbes)
Russia's invasion of Georgia in 2008 colors how Russians seeking refuge are being received now. (WaPo)
Drones play a vital role in the war in Ukraine, with both sides using them in large numbers to gather intelligence, correct artillery fire, and drop bombs. (Radio Free Europe)