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September 2007

Release Date: September 5, 2007

Angelo State ROTC Cadets to Attend Symposium

Three Angelo State University AFROTC cadets have been selected to take part in the Air Force's annual Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Symposium tomorrow and Friday in San Antonio.

Senior cadets Ryan Kraus, Jeremy Silfies and Angela Troutman will represent ASU at the symposium. They will participate in a variety of events, including lectures ranging from leveraging technology and regional and international cultures, to developing the expeditionary air warrior and the global war on terror. Other activities will include a golf outing, military and civilian exhibits, the Retired General Officers' Symposium and the Air Force Ball.

Keynote speakers for the AETC Symposium are Michael Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force; Lt. Gen. Raymond Johns, Jr., deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs; and Lt. Gen. Gary North, commander of the 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces.

"Our cadets will get to see what the Air Force is about and where it is heading and will also get to experience some important traditions like the Air Force Ball," said Maj. Robb Reynolds, ASU Commandant of Cadets. "When they go on active duty they will have an advantage over others who didn't get this exposure."

Silfies and Troutman are scheduled to graduate and receive their Air Force commissions in December, while Kraus will receive his in May. After commissioning into the Air Force, Kraus will be an air battle manager, Silfies will join the Office of Special Investigation and Troutman will go into logistics readiness.

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