Science Teaching Tools Award for “
Restoring Science Laboratory.” Rear Adm. Emilio
Nigoul, ARA (Ret.), chapter president, presented a check and certificate to Rear Adm.
Ricardo R. Christiani, ARA, director general
of education of the navy, on behalf of teacher
Carlos A. Tykal. The project will allow the
school to recover and restore lab equipment
to provide a space where cadets can apply
knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology.
Air Force Reservist
The chapter awarded a $1,500 scholarship
to Cadet Peter Holloway, USAF, at its May
luncheon. Cadet Holloway is in his third
year at Southern Polytechnic State University, majoring in mechatronics engineering.
He is in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and pursuing a commission through ROTC. Both
his father and grandfather served in the Air
Force. As a reservist, he was deployed to
Bagram Airfield with the 755th Civil Engineering Squadron. While there, he taught
local Afghans basic carpentry skills, enabling
them to find future employment.
Atlanta Hosts FEMA Region IV DCO
Col. Jan Apo, USA, defense coordinating officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV, spoke at
the chapter luncheon in May at Dobbins
Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Col. Apo works
directly with FEMA and is the U.S. Defense
Department representative during planning
and, more importantly, during disaster periods. Her job is to ensure affected people and
property are rendered safe as soon as possible
after an event. Region IV is the largest of the
eight FEMA national regions. Col. Apo has
a tremendous communication capability to
coordinate with active-duty bases and forward basing stations. She sometimes finds
her duties placing her on site in specialized
communications vehicles such as the Emergency Reaction Vehicle (ERV). The colonel
and her staff provided the chapter with a
hands-on tour of this powerful communication command node after the lunch.
Young AFCEANs Meet Up
at Bonn TechExpo
German Young AFCEANs teamed up again
for a joint event at this year’s AFCEA Bonn
TechExpo in May. With Master Sgt. Todd
ARGENTINA—In May, Rear Adm. Emilio
Nigoul, ARA (Ret.), chapter president (r),
presents a check and certificate to Rear
Adm. Ricardo R. Christiani, ARA, director
general of education of the navy.
ATLANTA—In May, Francis Mazzocchi,
chapter vice president for scholarships (l),
presents the 2014 scholarship to Cadet
Peter Holloway, USAF.
ATLANTA—Chapter President Michelle Brown
(l) thanks Col. Jan Apo, USA, defense coordinating officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV, for her outstanding
presentation and vehicle tour in May.
BONN E.V.—Young AFCEANs Maj. Lars Bibow,
GEAF (l), Master Sgt. Todd Weingeroff, USAF,
and Jochen Reinhardt, BWI Informationstechnik,
discuss information technology trends at this
year’s Bonn TechExpo in May.
BONN E.V.—In May, (l-r) Swenja Kremer of
Secusmart; Col. Ruprecht von Butler, GEA;
professor Dr. Andreas Knopp; and Jochen
Reinhardt of the chapter discuss career paths
at the third Young Leadership Forum in Bonn.
Be sure to make the date for another outstanding Alamo Chapter Event!
Coming Oct. 27-30, 2014
The Alamo ACE
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