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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 060-09
July 22, 2009

Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Briefing Announced

             Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. William Fraser, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Lt. Gen. David Deptula, will discuss the importance, growth, and future projections for Air Force unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations.  The media event will take place in the Department of Defense Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, on July 23 at 1 p.m. EDT.
 
            Col. Eric Mathewson, Air Force UAS Task Force director, will then highlight the UAS Flight Plan that outlines a coordinated strategy for UAS integration across all Air Force core functions and articulates a common vision and prescribes critical first steps necessary for ensuring growing demands and contributions are maximized for the joint force.
 
            Media are asked to contact Ed Gulick at Charles.gulick@pentagon.af.mil or the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office at 703-695-0640 for planning purposes or if they need an escort into the Pentagon.