Thursday 18, July 2019

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The Langley Crier
Spring 2017

From the Chapter President

If you haven’t been to an AFA event in the past few months, you’re missing out. We’ve had some amazing speakers in the Langley Chapter and there are more on the horizon. I want to say a special thank you to Colonel Caroline Miller, General (ret) Dick Hawley and Representative Scott Taylor for spending time with us this first quarter. We’ve also had the opportunity to host many of the annual award winners from across Team Langley. Hearing about the accomplishments of these amazing Airmen is inspiring. It’s a privilege to be able to take part in these events.

Buster douglasThe Chapter also has some big events coming up soon. There are two in particular I hope you will attend. On April 13th will be our annual AFA Airpower Symposium followed by the Salute to ACC and Team Langley Dinner that evening. We’ve got an A-list line-up including our new COMACC, General Mike ‘Mobile’ Holmes, the ACC A-3, Major General Tom Deale and the ACC A-5/8/9, Maj Gen (s) Russ Mack. Our dinner speaker is the former COMACC, General (ret) Ron Keys. I hope you can come out and be a part of the event—you’re not going to find a better professional development opportunity anywhere.

Also on our planning calendar is the 2nd Annual Wounded Airmen 5k Run. Last year at this event, led by SSgt Lloyd Swede, we raised over $5,000 for the Wounded Airmen Program and we are expecting to improve on that number this year. I encourage you to lace up your shoes and run across the flight line with us. It’s a fun event for a good cause. We'll get the word out on a date as soon as we can.

Finally, I want to end this message with a word of congratulations, a welcome and a farewell. Congratulations to Carolyn Petrina and the Providence Classical School CyberPatriot Team for earning second place in the Virginia State Open Competition (Gold Division). Well Done! Welcome to Bill Etchison, our new VP for Aerospace Education and the newest member of our Chapter Committee. Thank you for stepping up. Finally, our chapter says farewell to Brandon and Marissa Poge. This power couple has been a huge part of our chapter leadership for the past few years. They are PCSing to Lackland AFB down in San Antonio. Our loss is the Alamo Chapter’s gain. Good luck to the whole family.

Buster Douglas
President, Langley AFA Chapter

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