SIGNAL, APRIL 2014 | Official Publication of AFCEA 69
Professor Jorge Reis Silva is the faculty
adviser. In December, during the opening
ceremony of the UBI/DCA academic year
2013-2014, Morgado spoke about the creation of the club and presented the activities planned for 2014. Rear Adm. Carlos
Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), president of the
Portugal Chapter, pointed out that the club
membership will provide opportunities for
students to communicate with the academic and scientific community around the
world; to participate actively at seminars,
symposia, courses and member networking; and to engage in scientific projects and
obtain grants and scholarships.
Twenty Years of Valentine Ball
The chapter held its annual Valentine
Ball Gala in February to raise scholarship
money for the chapter to benefit local colleges and support science and technology
teaching tools in local schools. More than
220 attendees participated in the black-tie
gala with dinner and dancing. The event
was attended by the local military community and support organizations. The Volunteer Committee included Danna Plewe,
chair; Stephanie Gottschlich, vice chair;
Casey Weinstein, sponsorship chair; Cory
MacPherson, silent auction chair; and Julie
Harris, operations chair. Event sponsors
were: Gartner, Cubic, Peerless Technologies, Vana Solutions, Radiance Technologies, Deloitte, Dayton Development Coalition, Winans, CDO Technologies, WSRI,
Sawdey Solutions, Dell, CACI, Team Askin,
Flairsoft, Segue Technologies, Triune, JJR
Solutions and Tek Systems.
New Year Kick Off
The January luncheon kicked off the new
year with the installation of its officers and
a state of the base presentation on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Col. Cassie B.
Barlow, USAF, is the 88th Air Base Wing
and Installation commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She commands one of the largest air base wings in
the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air
Force military, civilian and contractor
employees. The wing provides support and
services to one of the largest, most diverse
and most organizationally complex bases
in the Air Force, including a major acquisition center, research and development laboratories, a major command headquarters,
an airlift wing and the world’s largest military air museum. The base is home to more
than 27,000 employees and is the largest
single-site employer in the state of Ohio.
Speaker on Space
In January, Harold D. Haney, chief, Space
and Missile Defense C4 Division (J- 66), U.S.
Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offutt
Air Force Base, Nebraska, spent some time
discussing the inner workings of satellite
communications (SATCOM) management.
Haney explained that STRATCOM has
responsibility for eight distinct missions, of
Members of the
new Covilha Student
Club together in
December are (l-r)
vice president; Pedro
and professor Jorge
Silva, faculty adviser.
COVILHA STUDENT—Morgado speaks
during the opening ceremony of the
University of Beira Interior/Department
of Aerospace Sciences (UBI/DCA)
academic year 2013-2014 in December.
COVILHA STUDENT—In December,
Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA,
president of the Portugal Chapter, speaks
to the DCA students at UBI in Covilha.
DAYTON-WRIGHT—New chapter officers are sworn in during the January luncheon.
DAYTON-WRIGHT—Eric Saunders (l),
recipient of an intelligence scholarship, is
congratulated by Aaron Miller, luncheon
emcee and chapter officer, in January.
DAYTON-WRIGHT—Lt. Col. Brenda Oppel,
USAF (r), and Miller recognize the January
luncheon speaker, Col. Cassie B. Barlow,
USAF, 88th Air Base Wing and Installation
commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.