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Get ready! The week of October 28th marks the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention, kicking
off the start of the AOC’s 50th anniversary year.

In the Beginning…
“It all started as an idea to have a small friendly
gathering that would reunite men tied together through
the common bond of having served in the Strategic Air
Command (SAC) as Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) officers. By September 1964, the reunion idea had grown
too large to be staged as an informal outing, and ended

up in a large reception room at one of the largest hotels
in Washington, DC – the original beginnings of the AOC
as a non-profit association.”
Few at the time could have predicted the eventual
success and longevity of the association 50 years later. –
Former AOC Executive Director Gene Barlow

What’s Coming for the AOC 50th
The AOC 50th
Anniversary Book

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AOC is working on a full-color,
hard cover coffee table book commemorating 50 years of the AOC. The
book tells the chronological story of
the history of EW and AOC since 1964,
including personal stories, industry
details and past JED “First Person
Singular” stories. Look for the book
at the Symposium in October.
Companies and organizations
interested in including an advertorial should contact Bridget Whyde,
whyde@crows.org.

AOC 50th Anniversary
Kickoff Celebration
Wednesday, October 30
6:30 p.m.
Marriott Wardman Park,
Washington, DC
Formal dress, black-tie optional
Mark your calendars now for
Wednesday night at the Annual Symposium and Convention and help
launch the 50th Anniversary Year.
This Black-Tie-optional gala celebrates where we’ve been and how
we’re moving forward into our next

half century and will feature live
entertainment, awarding of the AOC
Silver and Life Service Awards and
swearing in of the new AOC President.
Symposium attendees have tickets
included with their registration. However, additional individual tickets are
available for $95 each; with tables of 10
available for $850. Contact Shelly Frost,
frost@crows.org to reserve space.
This Summer: Look for details on
tuxedo rentals and specialty Crow
bow ties!

AOC History Hall
EW systems from the National
Electronics Museum and other historical EW memorabilia will be on display during this year’s Convention.
Have items for the History Hall? Contact Bridget Whyde, whyde@crows.org.

Stay Tuned for More Details
We’re working on the AOC 50th
now, so look for updates as we head
into our convention kickoff.
Questions or ideas? Send a note to
JEDeditor@naylor.com. a

Anniversary Facts
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The first AOC Convention occurred September 9, 1964.
At the ’64 Convention, 130 Crows paid $5 each to become a member.
By 1966, the AOC had grown its membership to 2,300.
The first AOC magazine was called “Crow Caws,” which became
“Electronic Warfare” in 1968 and The Journal of Electronic Defense
in 1978.
• The first AOC Convention with exhibits was in 1968 and included
booth space from eight companies.
• By the 10th Annual Convention in 1968, AOC had 8,000 members
and 50 Chapters.
• AOC began awarding scholarships in 1974 and, by 1987, AOC
Chapters were dispersing more than $100,000 in scholarships to
deserving students.

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JED - May 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
The Monitor
The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
Technology Survey: Signal Generators
Two Domains Are Better Than One
Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
EW 101
Book Review
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - May 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - From the President
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JED - May 2013 - Letters
JED - May 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2013 - The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
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JED - May 2013 - Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
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JED - May 2013 - EW 101
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JED - May 2013 - Book Review
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JED - May 2013 - Index of Advertisers
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