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WHAT MAKES
A CHAPTER?

Association of Old Crows
1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-1652
Phone: (703) 549-1600
Fax: (703) 549-2589
PRESIDENT
Lisa Frugé-Cirilli
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Muddy Watters
SECRETARY
Jesse "Judge" Bourque
TREASURER
Greg Patschke
PAST PRESIDENT
David Hime

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hat is the importance of a chapter to the AOC? How do chapters
get started? How do chapters survive?
A chapter is just like an extended family. A group of friends
decide that they would like to get together on a regular basis
to discuss aspects of work, innovative ideas and just to socialize.
From this informal gathering, grows a formal group that bonds because of their
interests and continually grows due to recruitment of others over time that also
have the same desire of networking.
My personal chapter experience lies with the AOC Dixie Crow Chapter chartered
in 1968 by a group of electronic warfare engineers (military, government and industry), of which three are still active in chapter activities today. I was fortunate
to serve as the 25th Chapter President for two terms (four years). Prior to serving
as President, I served the chapter in the following capacities: Technical Presentation Committee Member, Annual Symposium Technical Committee Chair, Monthly
Program Committee Chair and Annual Symposium Committee Chair, to name a
few. The Dixie Crow Chapter has been very blessed to be located in Warner Robins,
GA, near Robins Air Force Base, with tremendous support from the surrounding
community, current membership, and past chapter leadership. The best way to
explain our chapter success and continued support is "the secret is in the sauce."
I am always in awe as to how the membership steps up to make sure that every
endeavor the chapter embarks on is a true success.
The chapter genuinely believes in giving back to the community through STEM
activities partnered with our Museum of Aviation, our annual Crow's Novel Experiments with Science and Technology (Crow's N.E.S.T.) event and local Robotics Alliance, as well as philanthropic groups like Habitat for Humanity, Hearts to Heroes,
and our 21st Century Partnership. In addition, the chapter has run a successful
scholarship program since 1979 supporting continuing education for civil service
and military personnel, high school seniors and several surrounding universities.
Every AOC chapter is different. I am proud of what my local chapter does for
its community. We realize that we don't always have to come together around EW
matters. In the case of the Dixie Crows, it is the members' willingness to invest
their time in the surrounding community that helps to make the chapter so strong
and vibrant. We believe the power of a volunteer should never be underestimated!
The same level of commitment that drives our community outreach efforts also
goes into organizing our annual Dixie Crow Symposium - now in its 43rd year.
I'm just a simple farm girl from a very small town in Crescent, OK. Growing up,
I was active in Girl Scouts, 4-H, Student Council and School Sports. I never would
have dreamed that I would be part of such an outstanding organization having
the opportunity to do what I'm doing now.
Chapters are the "lifeblood" of this Association - our Association of Old Crows.
- Lisa Frugé-Cirilli

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Jesse "Judge" Bourque
Dean Ebert
Amanda Kammier
Greg Patschke
Mike Ryan
David Stupples
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Brian Hinkley
Gary Lyke
REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Central: Joseph Koesters
Mid-Atlantic: Jim Pryor
Northeastern: Glenn "Powder" Carlson
Northwestern: Brian Hinkley
Mountain-Western: Sam Roberts
Pacific: Darin Nielsen
Southern: Karen Brigance
International I: Sue Robertson
International II: Jeff Walsh
AOC FOUNDATION ADJUNCT GOVERNORS
Dr. Robert S. Andrews
Dr. Rich Wittstruck
AOC CONTACTS
Shelley Frost
Executive Director
frost@crows.org
Glorianne O'Neilin
Director, Membership Operations
oneilin@crows.org
Amy Belicev
Director, Meetings & Events
belicev@crows.org
Cira Fear
Coordinator, Meetings & Events
fear@crows.org
Brock Sheets
Director, Marketing
sheets@crows.org
Ken Miller
Director, Advocacy & Outreach
kmiller@crows.org
John Clifford OBE
Director, Global Conferences
clifford@crows.org
Tim Hutchison
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
hutchison@crows.org
Diana Lundie
Exhibits Manager
lundie@crows.org
Christina Armstrong
Meeting Logistics
armstrong@crows.org
Blaine Bekele
Membership Assistant
blain@crows.org
Amanda Crowe
Government Relations Associate
crowe@crows.org



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2018

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
World Report - Russia Developing More Sophisticated Approach to EW
The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
Resilient and Ready: NATO JEWCS in Transition
EW 101
2018 AOC Industry & Institute/ University Member Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - March 2018 - intro
JED - March 2018 - cover1
JED - March 2018 - cover2
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JED - March 2018 - The View From Here
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JED - March 2018 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - Courses Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - From the President
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JED - March 2018 - The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
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JED - March 2018 - The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
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JED - March 2018 - A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
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