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 Air Force Academy professor Col. John Plating to present "Air Transport and Politics of War"
 Feb 21 at 7:30 p.m.
 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Carney Auditorium
 
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Col. John Plating will present "Air Transport and the Politics of War" at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Photo provided)
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U.S. Air Force Academy professor to speak at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted 2/5/2013   Updated 2/5/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by Rob Bardua
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force


2/5/2013 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Col. John Plating, an associate professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, will present "Air Transport and the Politics of War" on Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

During his lecture, Plating will discuss how military air transport, perhaps more than any other application of air power, is uniquely suited to making its impact felt in the realm of politics. Over the course of the presentation, he will look at a handful of noteworthy airlift operations to make his case.

Plating earned his Ph.D. in military history at The Ohio State University and is the author of "The Hump: America's Strategy for Keeping China in World War II," published by Texas A&M University Press in 2011. He has also been featured as a guest historian on the Discovery Channel's aviation documentary "Wings" and is a senior pilot with over 2,300 flying hours in trainer and transport aircraft, including combat flying time in the Balkans in the 1990s.

This lecture will be held in the museum's Carney Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information or handicapped seating arrangements, contact the museum's Special Events Division at (937) 255-1743. Filming or videotaping the lecture is prohibited.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-1743.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Rob Bardua at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1386.



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