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Alamo AFCEA June 2016 Luncheon
Alamo AFCEA welcomes the Air Force’s senior communications and cyber leaders to San Antonio for their annual Developmental Team meetings. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to meet and hear from the Air Force’s senior leaders.
Thursday 9 June
1100 - 1130: Registration and Networking
1130 - 1300: Program and Lunch
Randolph Parr Club
Maj Gen (Select) Patrick C. Higby
Maj Gen (Select) Patrick C. Higby is the Director, Cyberspace Strategy and Policy, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. As the Cyberspace Operations and Support Career Field Functional Manager, General Higby is responsible for the development of 43,000 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel. He balances costs and risks for the Air Force cybersecurity program in light of all legislative, Department of Defense and joint policies and directives. Additionally, he leads the Air Force in developing cyberspace strategies, policies, and enterprise architectures across business, information, weapon system, and defense intelligence mission areas.
General Higby was born in the Air Force hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, and came on active duty in April 1989 as a graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He previously served in the engineering, intelligence, space, communications and cyber career fields, at base, major command, and joint agency levels. General Higby has served as Deputy Commander of the White House Communications Agency as well as commanding the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill AFB and the 81st Training Wing at Keesler AFB.
SAVE THE DATE!
2016 Alamo ACE
December 5-8, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
See details from the 2015 Alamo ACE
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 are launching a new community effort for 2015: They will be providing 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 miltary 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). Our guest this week will be Colonel Dean Lee, Director of Safety for Air Education and Training Command, and we have a special co-host this week: Mr. Bill Foote of Alamo AFCEA!
Thank you to last week's guests: SMSgt Keith Jordan of Alamo AFCEA and Maj. Jacob Stauffer of Civial Air Patrol.
Missed the show recently? Log onto www.militarycityusaradio.org and catch the podcast featuring Phil Reidinger and Sig Christenson.
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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