Gen. Helms Slated to Speak at Space Warfighters Luncheon


For 2013, the Space Warfighters Luncheon featured speaker will be Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms, USAF, commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space.

The annual Space Warfighters Luncheon celebrates the men and women who serve in the military around the world and highlights the role space assets play in providing security and solutions for keeping troops safe, informed and effective.

The luncheon will be held April 9, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is part of the 29th National Space Symposium, which runs April 8-11. The Space Warfighters Luncheon is not open to the public and is available only to Space Symposium attendees.

About Helms

As commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, Helms is responsible for missile warning, space superiority, space situational awareness, satellite operations and launch and range operations. As commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), she directs space forces supporting national, USSTRATCOM and combatant commander objectives. Previously, Helms was director of plans and policy, USSTRATCOM, and commander, 45th Space Wing. A veteran of five flights as an astronaut, Helms was the first U.S. military woman in space. She has a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master's in aeronautics/astronautics from Stanford University.
Registration and Luncheon Tickets

The registration rate for active duty military and government personnel attending the Space Symposium has been lowered to 2010 pricing, now $790 for the four-day Symposium, and includes one ticket to each dinner plus one ticket for a luncheon of the attendee's choice. Additional meal tickets may be purchased online.

The Space Warfighters Luncheon fills quickly, so early registration for the Space Symposium and advance meal ticket selection is encouraged.

See details about Space Symposium registration and meal selection at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org/register, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions. Please note, the active duty military/government registration rate does not apply to contractors who work for or with the government or military.

About the Space Foundation

The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification(TM) and Space Technology Hall of Fame(R) programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas - the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere(R). The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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