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Symposium brings together logistics professionals

Air Force Sustainment Center Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland presented the State of Sustainment to attendees at the Logistics Officer Association Symposium at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Oct. 10. The symposium was held Oct. 9-12 and featured several keynote speakers, an LOA University to provide focused professional development, and breakout sessions on career field management and learning about foundational logistics.

Air Force Sustainment Center Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland presented the State of Sustainment to attendees at the Logistics Officer Association Symposium at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Oct. 10. The symposium was held Oct. 9-12 and featured several keynote speakers, an LOA University to provide focused professional development, and breakout sessions on career field management and learning about foundational logistics.

Capt. Rachel Lyons, left, and Capt. Angela Petersen, both from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, pose with June Buckley, an original Rosie the Riveter, who worked on C-47 Skytrains in the 1940's. Buckley spoke to attendees at the Logistics Officer Association Symposium Oct. 10 about women's defense contributions through history.

Capt. Rachel Lyons, left, and Capt. Angela Petersen, both from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, pose with June Buckley, an original Rosie the Riveter, who worked on C-47 Skytrains in the 1940's. Buckley spoke to attendees at the Logistics Officer Association Symposium Oct. 10 about women's defense contributions through history.

Hundreds of logistics professionals from around the nation gathered in Oklahoma City Oct. 9 – 12 to attend the Logistics Officer Association Symposium. The yearly event gives individuals from academia, the Department of Defense and industry organizations the opportunity to interact, share ideas and discuss challenges.

LOA University sessions, panel discussions, keynote speeches, breakout sessions and other events rounded out the week’s agenda.

Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, spoke to the crowd about the state of sustainment.

Topics covered by other speakers included acquisition, supply chain management, additive manufacturing, and other subjects key to the logistics domain.

LOA is made up of almost 80 active chapters and more than 4,000 individual members from around the world.