Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter

united states army warrant officers association 

TUCSON, ARIZONA

 

 

 

 
                                                                                                                                 

VOLUME 2 NUMBER 5                                                                                                             MAY 2004

REPRODUCTION AUTHORIZED WITH WRITTEN CREDIT TO THIS CHAPTER                                                                  


THE CHIEF SAYS

Hello Folks,

It’s time again to round up support for our Annual Golf Tournament.  I plan to recruit at least one enterprise to sponsor one of the holes.  I am making that a challenge to all members.  I challenge everyone to enlist a sponsor for a hole or to contribute something appropriate as a prize or raffle item.  If you can’t round up someone to make a contribution then maybe you can contribute something yourself. 

Just a reminder, please join us at Michelangelo Restaurant located on Magee Rd in Oro Valley at 1800 hours the 12th of May 2004. Lets have some good food and conversation. I hope to see you their.                                        Ron-

 

MEMORABILIA

Whether it’s a new golf shirt with the Rising Eagle, a mouse pad, Rising Eagle Belt Buckle just to name just a few items offered email mrschief@cox.net and our Veep will deliver your order at the next Chapter meeting.

 

POLICE AT D-M

Davis– Monthan AFB on Saturday 15 May is inviting the public to come out and meet the men and women in law enforcement from various law enforcement agencies in Southern Arizona.

Everyone is invited to come to Heritage Park from 1000 to 1600 Hours for Food, Fun and Prizes.

[There will be one deputy and one volunteer from Cochise County and perhaps their DUI van.}

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS IS EVERY MEMBERS JOB ONE

FLASH

In our continuing effort to encourage more attendance, our Wednesday 12 May meeting will be held in our own private room at Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano  420 W Magee Rd [at Oracle] starting at 1800.

 

CALENDAR

Membership Meeting              May 12

Armed Forces Day                  May 15

Membership Meeting               Jun 08

WWII Glider Luncheon          June 04

D-Day Remembered              June 06

3rd Annual Golf Tournament   Jun 12

US Army’s 228th Birthday       Jun 14

WO Change-Over Day              Jul 09

National Nominations Due     July 12

Membership Meeting                Jul 14

Membership Meeting              Aug 11

National Airborne Day            Aug 15

2004 AMM-Virginia              Oct 11-16

2005 AMM-Tucson              Oct 24-28

    (Subject to Change)

 

CHAPTER OFFICERS

President                       Ron James

520-219-3337 rjames3988@aol.com

Vice President/Editor             Joe Gill

520-458-4099         joegill1@cox.net

Secretary                Vin Baiocchetti           

520-742-5302    vbaio@comcast.net

Treasurer                  Arthur Schmid

520-574-0399      cw3Art@aol.com

Historian                Leonard Wilfong

520-790-6198           len23@aol.com

(CUT ME OUT)

 

WEB ADDRESSES

USAWOA On-Line www.usawoa.org.

WO Scholarship Foundation www.usawoa.org/woasf.

WO Heritage Foundation www.usawoa.org/woheritage.

Space A Air Travel

http://public.amc.af.mil/SPACEA/spacea.htm

DEPLOYED MEMBERS

Two of our Chapter members are still deployed. Please remember them in our prayers and write them on happenings here on the home front via email from all of us.
 
     CW2 Scott Kirley
     scott.kirtley@us.army.mil
     WO1 Jeff Whitbeck

     jeffrey.whitbeck@us.army.mil

 

ANNUAL MEETING

Registration forms are now available on the USAWOA website www.usawoa.org for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Members in Leesville, VA 11-16 October.

For those who have not attended an Annual Meeting, this would be a great opportunity to see what they are all about before we have to put next year’s AMM here in Tucson.

The hotel will provide ground transport to/from Dulles.

 

REMEMBERING D-DAY

On Friday, 4 June, a group of WWII glider veterans will gather for a noon luncheon at the Viscount Suite Hotel at 4855 East Broadway.  Cost of the lunch is $16.50.  If you would like to attend, RSVP Bill Keller via e-mail at BKe2076635@aol.com. 

 

ARMY B-DAY LUNCH

On Friday 13 June, Fort Huachuca will celebrate the 228th birthday of the Army with a noon luncheon with cake cutting, live music, static displays and guest speaker Dr. Randy Groth, special assistant to the CSA. The luncheon will be held at the LakeSide Activity Centre and will probably be one of the last such affairs there as it is closing this summer.

 

 

Bob Hope USO at LAX

Our soldiers, sailors, airman and marines start to read a paperback book at the USO and take the books with them into “Harm’s Way”. Your tax specialist will tell you how to get a tax deduction on your annual income taxes.

Box up you previously read paperbacks today and mail them to

Mike Teilmann, Executive Director

Los Angeles Inter. Airport Center
203 World Way West, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5807

For more information, see Joe Gill

 

WOMEN WO HISTORY

CW3 Melanie Ladra is undertaking the task of compiling a Women Warrant Officers History, particularly the early members of the Corps. If you have any information pertaining to Women Warrant Officers whatsoever please contact Ms Ladra at woa_women_wo_history@hotmail.com

 

COLD WAR CERTIFICATES

Service members, veterans and federal employees who served between Sep 2, 1945 and Dec 26, 1991 are still eligible for a Cold War Recognition. In fiscal 1998, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding the certificate to personnel who served during the Cold War. Thus far, about one million people have responded out of the 22 million entitled to receive the certificate, officials said.

For more information, check out:

http://coldwar.army.mil.

 

 

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS IS EVERY MEMBERS JOB ONE

 

 

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Some time ago, the Board of Directors authorized a test program to evaluate the feasibility of a Corporate Member Program. The Committee was headed up by CW4 (Ret) Roy Valiant and CW5 (Ret) Dick Scalzo. We are pleased to announce, as a product of their efforts, AAR Mobility Systems of Cadillac, MI has signed up as the first Corporate Member of USAWOA. AAR is a world leader in the design and fabrication of military rapid deployment equipment.  For the past five decades, AAR products have been helping military soldiers Get There FasterAAR takes take pride in working with wide customer base to develop solutions to mobility and rapid deployment challenges. AAR understands the realities faced by lighter forces charged with increasingly complex mission scenarios while supported by reduced logistics and personnel footprints.  In this environment, AAR combines new technologies with practical, hands-on expertise to rapidly develop systems that allow faster and more efficient operations. for more information about AAR Mobility Systems go to aarcorp.com/manufact/mobility.html

 

A WO ON JOINT DUTY

CW4 (P) Michael Toter is a 920A Property Book Tech, assigned to JPAC. As the J4, his main focus is developing the Concept of Support (COS) for 18 recovery teams that deploy around the world. A mission that is not easy considering the typical recovery team consists of 10 to 14 personnel made up of a team leader, forensic anthro-pologist, team sergeant, linguist, medic, life support technician, forensic photographer, explosive ordnance disposal technician, and several mortuary affairs specialists requires logistics never broached in any or military environment.

 

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS IS EVERY MEMBERS JOB ONE

 

REMEMBERING D-DAY

On Friday, 4 June, a group of WWII glider veterans will gather for a noon luncheon at the Viscount Suite Hotel at 4855 East Broadway.  Cost of your meal will be $16.50.  If you would like to attend please RSVP Bill Keller via e-mail at BKe2076635@aol.com  to remember D-Day.

 

NEW STIVERS PRINT

The leadership of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association is pleased to announce the availability of unique Warrant Officer art by contemporary military artist Don Stivers. USAWOA commissioned one thousand prints. Each print will show the USAWOA logo, a serial number, and the signature of the artist. The artwork commemorates the birth of the Army Warrant Officer Corps: that being the July 1918 act of Congress founding the Army Mine Planter Service as part of the Coast Artillery Corps. To order go to www.usawoa.org or call 800-5-USAWOA.

 

SPACE A AIR TRAVEL

The 1-year test to expand space-available travel to family members of active-duty and retired service members traveling within the continental United States has been extended until further notice.  This does not apply to "grey-area retirees" who are retired but not yet eligible for retired pay and benefits.  Family members are able to travel space-A aboard military flights when accompanied by their sponsors.  To register for space-A travel, active-duty sponsors must be on leave or a pass and remain in the status while awaiting travel and through the entire travel period. 

 

For Space A Air opportunities

at Davis-Montham AFB

Call 520/228-2322