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Alamo AFCEA May 2017 Luncheon
Tuesday 16 May 2017
1100 - 1130 Registration and Networking
1130 - 1300 Program and Lunch
DoubleTree San Antonio Airport Hotel
Featured Speaker - Major General Bradford Shwedo
Commander, 25th Air Force
Maj. Gen. Bradford J. “B.J.” Shwedo is the Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Shwedo is responsible for nearly 30,000 personnel that conduct worldwide operations. Twenty-fifth Air Force airmen deliver multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, they conduct electronic warfare; strategic command and control; and they integrate cyber ISR teams and expertise into the country’s cyber mission forces. The 25th Air Force includes the 70th, 363rd and 480th ISR wings; the 9th Reconnaissance Wing; the 55th Wing and the Air Force Technical Applications Center. In his position as 25th Air Force Commander, General Shwedo also serves as the Commander of the Service Cryptologic Component. In this capacity he is responsible to the Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Service, as the Air Force's sole authority for matters involving the conduct of cryptologic activities, including the spectrum of missions directly related to both tactical warfighting and national-level operations.
General Shwedo graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987, earning a Bachelor of Science in Military History. Prior to his assignment to 25th Air Force, General Shwedo was the Director for Capability and Resource Integration (J8) at U.S. Cyber Command. General Shwedo's other staff assignments include Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Special Programs Division; Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-3, Special Activities Division; intelligence support to SAF/AQ; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director for Cyber Planning and Operations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Air Combat Command, Director of Intelligence, A2. General Shwedo's previous commands include Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, and during the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded the 566th Information Operations Squadron, which provided direct combat support through the National-Tactical Integration Program. General Shwedo's group and wing commands were within the 67th Network Warfare Wing, whose mission was to operate, manage, and defend the U.S. Air Force's global networks. Within the 67th NWW, General Shwedo also commanded the 67th Network Warfare Group, whose mission was to train and ready Airmen to execute computer network exploitation and attack. Throughout his tenure at the 67th NWW, this unit was in direct support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and the greater war on terror. General Shwedo also led an intelligence team to Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
AFCEA International (the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) directly supports the community nationally through the AFCEA Educational Foundation and locally through the chapters with scholarships and awards to students with degree programs in the sciences.
The Alamo Chapter has awarded educational scholarships in excess of $350,000. The prime method of generating the money to support our scholarship program is through the annual symposium and exhibition, known as the Alamo ACE.
The Alamo chapter sponsors monthly luncheons and other networking events designed to promote the free and ethical exchange of information between the uniformed military services, government civilians and private industry - with a particular focus on the cyber, medical IT, training and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) career fields.
Through our Young AFCEANs group (ages 40 and under), the chapter also promotes mentoring and career growth opportunities for members in a variety of ways.
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Alamo Young AFCEANS and
the Warrior and Family Support Center
The Alamo Young AFCEANs provide year-round support for the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston. Part of this effort entails an ongoing donation drive -- with collection bins coming to each of the monthly luncheons.
Warriors and their families often come to the center with very little. Every-day essentials can greatly improve the quality of their lives. Here are items you can donate to make a difference the lives of our San Antonio military families:
- Diapers (newborn, size 1, size 2)
- Baby wipes
- Chips/individually wrapped snacks and candy
- Hot chocolate
- Gift cards for Target or Wal-Mart
- Movie gift cards
Media Partnership: Military City USA Radio
Please join Alamo AFCEA at
8 a.m. CST every Saturday
as we celebrate all things military in
San Antonio, Texas
The Alamo chapter is the proud title sponsor of the Military City USA Radio show, airing 8-9 a.m. each Saturday on KLUP (930 AM The Answer). Missed the show recently? Log onto www.militarycityusaradio.org and catch the podcast!
Corporate Members: Interested in sponsorships or speaking opportunities?
Educational Projects Supported by Alamo AFCEA
Multi-Year Grants Provided to:
- UTSA CIAS Program
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- St. Mary's University
- Texas A&M University at San Antonio
Annual Scholarships & Grants:
- Texas Civil Air Patrol National Defense Training Academy
- AFCEA Education Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarship
- UTSA Generating Educational Excellence in Math & Science (GE2MS) Program
- National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
- Military Education Grants
- Leader in Me Program
- Science Teaching Tools Grant
- San Antonio BEST Competition Scholarship Awards
Click here to learn more about Alamo AFCEA Scholarships & Grants.
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