‘Is It Comm, or Is It Cyber?’
Lt. Col. Nathaniel Huston, USAF, 333rd
Training Squadron, was the guest speaker at the chapter’s March luncheon. The
theme was “Is It Comm, or Is It Cyber?”
The colonel presented his experience on
whether the military is changing mindsets
and operationalizing forces to meet future
engagements. At the end of the lecture,
the chapter presented Col. Huston with a
certificate of appreciation and a donation
to the Fisher House in his name. Fisher
Houses provide military families housing
close to a loved one during hospitalization
for an illness, a disease or an injury.
Defense Intelligence Agency
Expert Addresses Chapter
Chapter members welcomed Jicky Ferrer
of the Defense Intelligence Agency as guest
speaker to their annual business meeting
in March. During the meeting, the chapter also recognized Alex Yamada of Pearl
City High School as Student of the Month;
Tech. Sgt. Julie Levingston, USAF, Defense
Information Systems Agency Pacific Field
Command (DISA PAC), as Young AFCEAN
of the Month; Senior Master Sgt. Sheldon
Curl, USAF, DISA PAC, as AFCEAN of the
Month; and Diane Stephens of Hawaiian Telcom as Executive of the Month.
The chapter participated in NATO-Greece
Industry Information Day in March, which
was organized by the General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments (GDDIA) of the Hellenic Ministry
of National Defense. Chapter Secretary
Panayotis Pavlidis briefed the crowd on the
cooperation of AFCEA International and
AFCEA Europe with NATO and the European Defense Agency and the support that
can be provided to the local defense industry. Speakers from NATO international staff,
NATO Communications and Information
Agency, NATO Support and Procurement
Agency and Allied Command Transformation informed participants about NATO
programs and project opportunities.
Symposium Spotlights Federal
Despite blizzard conditions, the chapter
hosted its annual New Horizons Symposium
in March at the Boston Marriott Newton in
Newton, Massachusetts. Master of ceremonies Bud Vazquez, AFCEA’s New England-upstate New York regional vice president
and Raytheon’s Boston field office director,
welcomed more than 300 hearty government
and industry attendees to this scholarship
fundraising event that also previews federal business opportunities. Air Force Life
Cycle Management (AFLCMC) Program
GULF COAST—Chapter members prepare for guest speaker Lt. Col. Nathaniel Huston,
USAF, 333rd Training Squadron, to take the podium at the March luncheon.
Chapter President Master
Sgt. David Way, USAF (l),
338th Combat Training
Squadron, presents a certificate of appreciation to Col.
Huston after his presentation
at the March luncheon.
HAWAII—Chapter President Jim Muller (l)
thanks March guest speaker Jicky Ferrer of
the Defense Intelligence Agency.
HAWAII—Muller honors Student of the
Month Alex Yamada of Pearl City High
School at the March chapter luncheon.
HAWAII—Muller recognizes the chapter’s March award winners, including (l-r) Diana Stephens
of Hawaiian Telcom, Executive of the Month; Yamada; Tech. Sgt. Julie Levingston, USAF,
Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Field Command (DISA PAC), Young AFCEAN of
the Month; and Senior Master Sgt. Sheldon Curl, USAF, DISA PAC, AFCEAN of the Month.