|The Langley Crier
"From the President"
The first quarter of 2016 is in the books! It was a busy one, but I’m proud to report that your
Langley Chapter is in great shape!
Here’s a quick recap of our activities over the last couple months:
As you know this year marks the 100th anniversary of Langley Field! We are running full
speed ahead, with COMACC’s support, for this year’s ACC Airpower Symposium and Salute to
Team Langley Dinner on 21 April.
- We featured two more excellent speakers as part of our Leadership Perspectives Series.
Major General Tom "Big” Deale, ACC Director of Operations in February and 363d ISRW/
CC, Col Michael "Mig” Stevenson in February.
- Late in March we held a CMSgt Professional Development Forum. With support from all the
Langley Command Chiefs, the Chapter provided lunch gave our airmen an opportunity to
have some "straight talk” with their senior enlisted leaders here at Langley and dialogue not
only about current Air Force issues, but also promotion, career progression, personal development,
family issues, work/life balance etc. The event was a tremendous success with over
200+ airmen turning out to attend and take part! Special Thanks to Hannah Richmond, Marc
Granville, and Lloyd Swede for doing the heavy lifting on this and executing a first class program!
- We started the plans for Langley AFA’s 1st Annual Wounded Airman 5K and Kids Fun Run!
Stay tuned for more details but mark your calendars for June 18, 2016. We’re closing the
flight line and going for a run! BBQ and good times to follow. But the coolest part is that all proceeds
will go to benefit Wounded Airmen.
This year’s theme is: One Hundred Years – One Helluva Roar!
The Symposium agenda is posted on our website and its power packed! We will hear from
COMACC, AFA National President Larry Spencer, the ACC A5/8/9, a special historical panel
(you’re not going to want to miss that), as well as an Industry Executive Panel that will debate
with senior ACC officers about how the Air Force can set new requirements and how industry
can more efficiently sustain and modernize their fleets. The afternoon will start with a
luncheon program showcasing AFA’s Mitchell Institute and the 25th anniversary of Desert
Storm. We’ll then have briefings from all the ACC Core Function teams, and we will close
out the day with a classified session featuring the A2! Get the latest from the website.
The Salute to ACC and Team Langley Dinner will be at the Virginia Air & Space Center! We
are asking for your sponsorship so that we offer this at no cost to our military guests. Please
see our sponsorship options on the website.
The Golf Tournament will kick off on the Langley Raptor Course at 9:30 am on Friday 22
April. We are also looking for hole sponsors there! Sign up to SPONSOR. Sign up to PARTICIPATE.
Thank you all for supporting these events as it allows us to give back to the base and support
the Langley community! If you’d like to get more involved and be a part of the Langley AFA
movement, let me know! We have a tremendous team with some big plans
for the rest of the year and can always use your support!
If you are not getting regular emails from us please check that your address
is current (See our HOME PAGE) and go like our Facebook Page – Langley AFA!
Thank you for giving me the honor of serving as your Chapter President!
President, Langley AFA Chapter
|The Langley Crier is a publication of the Langley Chapter 323 of the Air Force Association, P.O. Box 7370, Riverdale Station, Hampton, VA 23666
For Information or Questions:
Tyler Johnson: 757.660.6609or Steven Bryan: 757.880.6540
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