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Defense & Aerospace Industry Meetings, Trade Shows and Exhibitions


June 13-17 -- AIAA's Aviation 2016 (Washington DC)
July 11-15 - Farnborough International Air Show (London, England)
Sept 9-12 -- National Association of the US (NGUAS) Annual Conference (Baltimore, MD)
September 12-15 -- 62nd Annual ASIS Seminar & Exhibit (Atlanta, GA)
September 17-19 -- Air Force Assocation (AFA) Air, Space, and Cyber Conference (National Harbor, MD) 
September 27-29- Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA) 
October 3-5 - Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting & Exposition (Washington DC)
November 1-4  - NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2016 (Las Vegas, NV)  

USAF Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh to retire 1 July.

Defense Systems Personnel

Air Force Sets Retirement Date For Chief of Staff Gen. Welsh

Defense News reports that General Mark Welsh, the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, is slated to reture on 1 July 2016.  Welsh was commissioned as an Air Force officer in June 1976, and became chief of staff in August 2012.  Pentagon watchers believe the top three candidates to replace Welsh are Gen. Darren McDew, head of U.S. Transportation Command, Air Combat Command head Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, and Air Force Space Command head Gen. John Hyten.