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What's New
Congratulations to the New AOC Board Members
The results of July's AOC Election are in. Meet your newly elected AOC Board Members:
President-Elect: Laurie Buckhout
At-Large Directors: Robert Elder, David Hime, Anthony Lisuzzo
AOC International Region I Director: Robert Andrews
AOC International Region II Director: Gerard Whitford
Terms for the directors begin October 2010. The president-elect begins her presidential term October 2011.
August 24-26: 12th Space Protection Conference
The 12th Annual Space Protection Conference at Kirtland AFB is just three weeks away, so register now. The first two days (24-25 August) will be held at the Secret, US Only level. A third day session will be held on 26 August for those with appropriate clearances. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the latest on existing and future technologies for space protection.
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AOC 47th Annual Symposium & Convention: NEW Exhibit Space Available
Looking for increased visibility at the AOC 47th Annual International Symposium & Convention, October 3-7, in Atlanta, GA? Our various sponsorship opportunities can put your company in front of attendees all day long. From sponsored coffee breaks that highlight your company to the NEW Exhibit Wing, which offers additional on-site exhibit space options, and the new Virtual Trade Show, the AOC's online companion to the convention, companies can share their products and services with the AOC community before, during and after the Convention. Contact Stew Taylor, taylor@crows.org, to customize your plan and take advantage of these unique offerings.

Registration and Travel Options for the AOC Convention
Online registration is available for the AOC 47th Annual International Symposium & Convention, October 3-7, in Atlanta, GA. Visit www.crows.org to register and for detailed information on travel discounts to help you on your trip to the Convention. The AOC has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Atlanta and the deadline to secure the AOC rate (based on availability) is September 13. The AOC has also secured discounts through Delta Airlines and Avis car rentals, so secure your travel today.
Travel Information
October 13-14: Conference on Influence and Fighting Propaganda
The Information Operations Institute of the AOC, in partnership with the MountainRunner Institute, invites you to attend a conference focusing on influence and propaganda October 13-14 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. The two-day conference will cover different influence factors, along with issues surrounding propaganda, how it's used and how to fight it.
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November 2-4: Spectrum Modeling and Simulation Conference
The Spectrum Modeling and Simulation Conference, November 2-4, in Las Vegas, NV, is titled "Modeling the Contested Battlespace: Coalition Training for the 21st Century." The November 2 unclassified day focuses on challenges of interoperability with coalition partners in a spectrum contested environment and how to integrate Modeling and Simulation training solutions to these challenges. The November 3 Classified day at Nellis AFB focuses on interoperability challenges from the COCOM perspective. Both the November 2-3 sessions are open to international attendees with proper clearances. The November 4 Classified/US only day focuses on training challenges across all five domains in a contested environment with emphasis on Space and Cyber.
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Limited Time Offer: Post Employment Opportunities in the AOC Career Center at a Special Rate
For a limited time only, "The AOC Career Center," the Association of Old Crow's exclusive on-line employment network for the Industry is pleased to offer a special rate for Job Posting. For unlimited job postings from now until December 31st, the rate for AOC Industry Members is $500 and the rate for Non-Industry Members is $750.

Don't miss a unique opportunity to save money AND find more qualified candidates! Visit the AOC Career Center at http://jobs.crows.org and register to post jobs today.

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Industry News
Oman Plans to Invest $3.5 billion to Buy 18 F-16 Fighters
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Oman of 18 F-16 Block 50/52 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.5 Billion. (Defense World)
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Next-Gen Jammer Key To F-35 Effectiveness
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's mission is to penetrate the threat ring of the world's best anti-aircraft defenses and survive, but its formula will work only if the right improvements and upgrades are in place, including the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ). (Aviation Week)
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US Military Learns to Fight Deadliest Weapons
One afternoon at the end of March, inside a cinder-block bunker on a small island in Chesapeake Bay, Scott Schoenfeld is waiting to blow something up. On a video monitor in front of him is a grainy image of a rusty steel box about 20 yards away. (Wired)
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Industry Wants Changes In DoD Contract Reforms
Provisions in the House and Senate 2011 defense authorization bills could inadvertently increase government spending and limit competition for defense contracts, a coalition of eight trade associations warned lawmakers July 28. (Defense News)
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AOC News
Post Your Résumé at the AOC Career Center
Post your résumé on AOC Career Center, located at http://jobs.crows.org! Even if you are not currently looking for a new job, it makes sense to post your résumé -- you never know what opportunities might be available. And your participation attracts more and better job listings, improves the career prospects of your fellow members and strengthens your professional community at large. The AOC Career Center offers FREE and confidential résumé posting, job search control, easy job application, the ability to save jobs and much more.

Help us help you. Visit AOC Career Center today and post your résumé!

Do You Need to Insure Your College-Bound Child?
If you're the parent of a dependent college student living away from home, you probably already worry about tuition costs and what's really going on in the dorms. You shouldn't have to worry about property damage, medical payments and lawsuits. With your homeowners policy, you don't have to.
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Pick up the Essentials of Electronic Warfare
Get the Essentials of Electronic Warfare Book: What Every Crow Should Know, which covers the entry-level knowledge for new Crows coming into the community. The AOC is working to establish an entry-level certification program and the book is designed to be a baseline reference. Books are $30. Order the EEW Book on-line at the AOC Store or by calling the membership department at (703) 549-1600.
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Component's Corner
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At the Heart of Next Generation Electronic Defense Systems: 0.1-20 GHz LNAs, 0.2-100W PAs, Special Purpose Amplifiers, Contract Manufacturing.

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25 years of manufacturing high performance microwave cable assemblies with low attenuation at frequencies up to 65 GHz.

Consultant's Corner
Clausewitz Clausewitz Technology
Buck Clemons is your answer for face-to-face marketing with the US Army and Redstone Arsenal communities. We specialize in Electronic Warfare and Army Aviation operations, both manned and unmanned.

Calendar of Events
August 22: APG Susquehanna Roost Family Riverboat Cruise
RSVP by August 6! Havre de Grace, MD
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August 24-26: 12th Annual Space Protection Conference
Kirtland AFB, NM
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September 14-16: Cyber Warfare – The Weaponry & Strategies of Digital Conflict Course
Alexandria, VA
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September 28-October 1: Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Atlanta, GA
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September 28-October 1: EO/IR Fundamentals for EW Engineers and Managers Course
Instructor: John Minor
Atlanta, GA
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October 2: Cyber Warfare Course
Instructors: GTRI Team
Atlanta, GA
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October 2-3: Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), Their Missions and Systems
Instructor: John Minor
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October 2-3: Introduction to Microwave Systems Course
Instructor: Antonio Dias de Macedo Filho, PhD Atlanta, GA
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October 2-3: Refresher on Electronic Warfare Course
Instructors: Steve Barton and Phil West, GTRI Atlanta, GA
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October 3: Now Media: Engagement Based on Information Not Platforms Course
Instructor: Matt Armstrong with guest presenters
Atlanta, GA
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October 3-7: AOC 47th Annual Convention & Symposium
Atlanta, GA
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October 5: ELINT/EW Database Course
Instructor: Dick Wiley Atlanta, GA
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October 7-8: EW and the Brazilian Blue and the Green Amazons Course
Instructor: Antonio Dias de Macedo Filho, PhD Atlanta, GA
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October 7-8: Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Principles Course
Instructor: John Minor
Atlanta, GA
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October 13-14: Conference on Influence & Propaganda
Verona, NY
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October 19-21: Fall Electronic Warfare Fleet Integration and Improvement Program (EWIIP) Conference
Virginia Beach, VA
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November 2-4: Spectrum Modeling and Simulation Conference
Las Vegas, NV
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