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Alamo AFCEA February 2017 Luncheon

Tuesday 21 February 2017
1100 - 1130 Registration and Networking
1130 - 1300 Program and Lunch
DoubleTree San Antonio Airport Hotel

Featured Speaker: Brigadier General Mitchel H. Butikofer

Brigadier General Mitchel H Butikofer is the Vice Commander, Twenty-fourth Air Force; Deputy Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters–Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas. General Butikofer is responsible to the commander for the Air Force's Component Numbered Air Force providing Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force and AFCYBER personnel build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Joint Force Headquarters–Cyber personnel perform operational planning as part of coordinated efforts to support Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders and, upon the approval of the President and/or the Secretary of Defense, the execution of offensive cyberspace operations. The general assists the commander in directing the activities of two cyberspace wings and the 624th Operations Center, all headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

General Butikofer received his commission in 1989 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Utah State University, Utah. His career highlights include two squadron commands; two group commands; wing command; various headquarters staffs; and the Air Staff and the Office of Secretary of Defense Staff. Prior to his current assignment, General Butikofer was the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber (C4) Systems and the Deputy Director of Operations for Cyberspace, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Illinois.

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Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award

40 over 40 graphicThis is a great opportunity to highlight those who are doing great things! The award is not focused on the nominee’s AFCEA accomplishments, but on the nominee’s professional accomplishments and successes. Nominees must be members of AFCEA by March 3.

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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
Need You!

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:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Diapers (newborn, size 1, size 2)
  • Baby wipes
  • Chips/individually wrapped snacks and candy
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Gift cards for Target or Wal-Mart
  • Movie gift cards


Media Partnership: Military City USA Radio

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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 and catch the podcast!

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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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