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Feb 08. The Navy League of the United States will host its annual three-day Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, March 18-20. This year’s Exposition will feature as keynote speakers Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter, as well as U.S. Representative Ike Skelton, Chairman, House Committee on Armed Services and Adm. William J. Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command.

For more than 40 years the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition has spotlighted the latest innovative systems and products designed to maintain U.S. military superiority and to meet critical national security challenges at home and abroad. The largest maritime exhibition of its kind in the world, the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition also provides an outstanding forum for the exchange of technical and professional information between the top leaders of the defense industry and Department of Defense.

This year’s Exposition will focus on “Global Maritime Security,” and showcase more than 150 leading defense companies exhibiting weapons and sea power technologies for the 21st century. From the giants in the national and international defense industry to small tech firms and military commands specializing in innovation and enabling technologies, if the product is intended to enhance and advance the quality of America’s Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine it will be on display at the 2008 Sea-Air-Space Exposition.

A series of five professional seminars with military leaders and defense corporate partners will provide fresh insights into the needs, challenges and requirements of the Sea Services in support of the long war against terrorists and other national security demands. Sea power topics to be covered include:
* Sea Power and America’s Security
* Defending the Home Front
* Strategic Engagement and Maritime Diplomacy

This Exposition is open to active duty, reserve and retired U.S. military personnel, U.S. government employees, members of congress and their staffs, representatives of foreign embassies and Navy League members at no charge. It is not open to the general public.

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