Historian discusses aviation innovation that led to modern-era Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (PODCAST)

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  • By Joe Danielewicz, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Public Affairs
In AFLCMC’s newest “Leadership Log” podcast, Chief Historian Kevin Rusnak talks about how aviation’s roots in Ohio, the world events that impacted the U.S. Army’s aviation efforts, and how a burgeoning Air Force created and evolved its support, technical and acquisition abilities to serve challenges of the Cold War era. In this extended conversation, Rusnak discusses:
  • Why aviation development grew in the Dayton, Ohio region and remained a constant presence
  • How the Army responded to procuring aviation assets for World War I
  • What the “interwar period” meant for aircraft suppliers and government research efforts
  • How airplane procurement practices evolved during World War II
  • How the newly-established Air Force worked to meet development and acquisition priorities during the Cold War
  • How Cold War acquisition offers lessons for present-day challenges
To hear the full conversation, watch above or on YouTube. You can also listen by searching “Leadership Log” on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Overcast, Radio Public or Breaker.