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SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY - Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare, April 3-5
This Conference, April 3-5 at the Rio Hotel & Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV, takes on the theme of "Training, Tactics, and Testing in the Contested EMS." Furthering requirements and employment of EMS Control through Airborne Electronic Attack, Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defense, test, training, and TTP development leveraging Live Virtual and Constructive mediums.
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DISCUSS CRITICAL EMS PARTNERSHIPS: Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops, April 10-12
This conference, April 10-12 at Hurlburt Field (Ft. Walton Beach, FL), addresses two of the most critical EMS enabling activities and partnerships for our community. The AOC supports the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition in their STEM programs for teachers and students at the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation and our Special Operations Community.

The goal of this conference is to inform and educate the EMS community on the necessity of supporting STEM; and introduces key Special Operations Forces (SOF) EMS requirements. SOF requirements remain critical in a reduced budget and demonstrate innovation in speedy acquisition and development of critical EMS enabling capabilities.
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NOMINATIONS DUE NEXT WEEK: Help Choose the Next AOC Board Members
The AOC is accepting nominations for the AOC Board of Directors. This year's election will include the President-Elect. It will also include three At-Large Directors and the Mid-Atlantic, Central and Pacific Regional Directors to serve three-year terms starting in September 2012. Nomination packets must be received at AOC headquarters by next Friday, March 2. Don't miss your chance to shape the future of your association. Visit www.crows.org or click the link below to download a nomination form.
BOD Nomination Form
FREE REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 2: Dixie Crow Symposium 37, March 18-22
Dixie Crow Symposium 37 comes to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, March 18-22. Registration for this event is FREE, as long as you mail your registration form by March 2.

Sponsorships for the event are still available. See information on the Dixie Crow website, or click here to download an information form.
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Elektrobit Inc.
GET YOUR BOOTH NOW: Reserve Space for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
Booth assignments have begun for the AOC 49th Annual Symposium & Convention, September 23-26, in Phoenix, AZ. Space is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis, so secure the best locations by signing up early for the year's premier EW event. Contact Stew Taylor, taylor@crows.org, for more information on available locations and to complete your booth contract.
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Giga-tronics Incorporated
CALL FOR PAPERS: Small Businesses Needed to Provide Warfighters with Innovative Solutions
The Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Camden Technology Center have teamed to facilitate a pathway for small businesses to gain entrance into the competitive DoD market space.  

On May 1-2, 2012, the playing field will be leveled for small businesses by providing them the opportunity to dialogue with larger, well-established, defense contractors and key military program managers. Not only is this a chance for small businesses to gain exposure, but for large businesses and military leaders to hear innovative solutions with focused answers to complex problems.  

The AOC cordially invites you to submit a paper(s) to the conference on ACIN: Legislative Initiatives for Small Business Integration at the ACIN Center in Camden, NJ.  Presenters will have an opportunity to voice their solutions in front of industry executives and representatives of military, industry and academia. Potential speakers are invited to share their expertise that offers a solution to the following challenges:

1.    EMS-Enabled Life Cycle Management Solutions
2.    Infrastructure Support to EMS Solutions
3.    How Can ISR Information Be Better Shared Across Government, Industry and Research Partners?
4.    Modeling and Simulation Capabilities for EMS Warriors
5.    Asymmetric Warfare Solutions - EMS Denied Environment
Click here for full details on the Call for Papers.

Papers are due by April 2.
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D-TA Systems Inc.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Defense Budget Cuts Require Innovative Management of Aging Electronic Warfare Systems
AOC will host the EMS Life-Cycle Management conference in Dahlgren, VA, July 17-19, 2012. In the wake of constrained Department of Defense (DoD) budgets, Electronic Warfare (EW) combat systems must develop strategies of integration and cost-effective methods for sustainment to remain in operational use by the warfighter.

For systems life-cycle management to be most efficient, it is vital for the armed forces to collaborate to meet the new fiscal restraints by producing more commonality in EW combat systems. The viewpoints presented at this conference are essential for excelling in a challenging fiscal environment, and helping EW missions contribute effectively to our critical national defense mission.

The AOC cordially invites you to submit a paper(s) to the EMS Life-Cycle Management conference in Dahlgren, VA. Selected speakers will present their expert solutions in front of representatives from government, military, industry and academia - addressing these issues:

1. Combat Systems Integration and Life Cycle Cost and Performance Improvements
2. Combat System Component Integration

Deadline for abstracts is June 4.
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Anritsu Company
INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Warfare Spending Headed up in 2013 DOD Budget
Electronic warfare and electro-optics countermeasures are shaping up to be among the few real growth areas of the Pentagon's fiscal 2013 budget, which the Obama Administration submitted to Congress this week. (Aerospace Intelligence)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Pushes Innovations in Shipboard Eectronics Design Despite Facing Tough Budget Cuts
The U.S. Navy is pressing forward with key shipboard electronics programs in surface warfare modernization initiatives even as its leaders face severe funding constraints for shipbuilding and systems acquisition that are likely to continue for the long term. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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CTT, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Israel's Spending Cuts Hits Defense Sector
Israel's military says major cuts in defense spending will hit air-defense missile systems being developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and others and halt production of the Merkava Mark 4 tank and the new Namer armored personnel carrier. (UPI)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of latest V-22 Osprey
The tilt-rotor Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey program received a boost last week when the U.S. Marine Corps took delivery of the latest variant. The Osprey, which began development some 30 years ago, combines the helicopter's ability to take off and land vertically, with the speed of a regular aircraft. (Gizmag)
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Assemblies inc
Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

March 18-22: Dixie Crow Symposium 37
Warner Robins, GA
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April 3-5: SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY - Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare
Las Vegas, NV
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April 10-12: Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops
Hurlburt Field, FL (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
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April 18: 4th Annual NRL/AOC EW Technical Exchange
Washington, D.C.
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May 1-2: ACIN: Legislative Initiatives for Small Business Integration Conference
Cherry Hill, NJ
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May 8-10: 5th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
Crane, IN
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May 9-11: EW Europe 2012
Rome, Italy
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June 17-22: IEEE International Microwave Symposium (MTT-S)
Montreal, Canada
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Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Upcoming AOC Courses
February 28-March 2: Introduction to Radar and Electronic Warfare Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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March 13-16: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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April 2-3: Modeling & Simulation Course
in conjunction with the SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY - Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare Conference at Nellis AFB and Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
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