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association news ANTHONY VOZZA, AOC AND EW LEADER, PASSES Services were held for Anthony Vozza, 82, of Tyler TX, on Friday, October 30. Tony was a dedicated professional in EW and the AOC for many decades. He was born on October 8, 1927 in Bergenfield, NJ. After high school, he proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy, where he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. He attended college at Newark College of Engineering, where he obtained a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. He worked for more than 30 years in Electronic Warfare in Long Island, NY, for Grumman Aerospace Corp, and helped stand-up the local New York Metropolitan chapter and served as its first chapter president. He was one of the original designers of the jamming system on the EA6B Prowler, which is still in use today. His daughter, Arlene, is also an electrical engineer and is following in his footsteps by continuing in electronic warfare and flying the EA-6B as a naval officer. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Marian Vozza; his daughters, Arlene Camp, Brenda Vozza-Zeid, and Cindy Klein; and his son, Philip Vozza. The Journal of Electronic Defense | December 2009 UK CHAPTER LOOKS BACK AT SUCCESSFUL YEAR The UK Chapter can look back on 2009 as a year of active participation in a variety of events. We started the year with our Annual General Meeting where we welcomed our new President, John Clifford. We were superbly hosted during three industry visits – to Chemring Countermeasures, SELEX Galileo and Abacus EW Consultancy – and have been directly involved in the organization and presentation of three EW conferences. We prepared the speaker program and chaired the AOC/Shephard EW Conference in London; we joined the UK Defence Electronics History Society at an autumn symposium for a historical look at EW and joined the UK Defence Academy for the annual joint classified EW Symposium. We are now preparing for the AOC/Shephard EW 2010 Conference and Exhibition in Berlin. All this points to a thriving and energetic Chapter and details of all our activities can be readily viewed on our web site We have recently taken over full management control of our website, which also contains our regular UK Chapter Newsletters, and would encourage you to drop in for a look. Any Old Crows visiting the UK would be made most welcome at any of our events but in the meantime we send our Season’s Greetings to all fellow Crows. a CRANE ROOST AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS Through partnering with AOC national on their conferences, as well as and a generous donation from the Teledyne office in Bloomington, IN, the Crane Roost was able to award two $2,500 scholarships. The first went to Beverly Crosby, an IUPUI student, and the other to Matthew Cherry, a student at Purdue. Both individuals have done internships at NSWC Crane in the maritime EW division and the CH-53 group, respectively, and are excited about working at Crane in the field of Electronic Warfare when they graduate. NSWC Crane’s Commanding Officer, Captain Chuck Lasota, presented the scholarships to the recipients. The Crane Roost gave half as much as all of the other area professional h ll f h h f i l organizations at NSWC Crane combined. It is an excellent public relations initiative and worthy of finding ways to grow. If you are a member of the AOC and live in NSWC Crane region, the Crane Roost encourages you to become active in our efforts. If you are not member, please join today and help the Roost support our present and future warfighters! Contact Dave Jenkins at (812) 854-4136, e-mail:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2009

JED - December 2009
Table of Contents
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
2010 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
What’s New in SIGINT Software?
EW 101
AOC News
AOC Industry/Institute/University Members
Index of Advertisers
JED Sales Offices
JED Quick Look

JED - December 2009