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A Personal Note From AOC President Laurie Buckhout
I can't believe how this year has flown by as your president! I have less than 90 days left as your president – but as always, we keep pushing the envelope. I want to share with you the main discussion from our latest Board of Directors meeting (June 26) about the AOC's strategic direction. I tasked our Senior Advisory Board to ensure we are truly focused on providing value to each of you and want you to hear it straight from me. 
The 2012 AOC Election is now open for voting online. You will need your AOC member number (found on the label of your JED) and crows.org password to access the online system. Offices include the AOC President-Elect (for the presidential term beginning in 2014), as well as At-Large directors and directors for the Central, Mid-Atlantic and Pacific regions. You can learn about the candidates in the AOC Election Guide in the June issue of JED. (Use your crows.org username and password or username: June2012 and password: crow0612 to log in.)

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE JULY 27! Register Now for the AOC Convention. Big Discounts for Young Crows.
Register now for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, "Arming the Spectrum Warrior," September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ, and take advantage of early registration discounts. 

To help bring young EMS warriors into the Crow family, we are offering discounted registration fees for first-time AOC convention attendees who are 35 years of age or younger by September 24, 2012. You must provide your date of birth at the time of registration and past attendance will be verified by AOC staff. Register by July 27 and attend for only $300!


"Unveiling the Unified Command Plan for the EMS Warrior"

"Developing the Joint Force for 2020"
"Big Data. New Physics. The Ultimate 'Weak Signal' Detection Weapon" 

THINGS ARE HEATING UP IN THE PACIFIC: Don't Miss the Pacific Theater Air, Sea, Land Battle Concept: IO/EW/Cyber Operations Conference, October 16-18 in Honolulu
The Information Operations Institute and the Association of Old Crows are proud to present this conference on the hottest topic facing the world today and in the future: the Pacific Rim. Sessions include topics on the South China Sea and surrounding waterways of global significance. This international conference brings experts from the U.S., Japan, Korea, and other countries to discuss the issues affecting this area, new concepts of operations (air, sea, land battle concept), with a concentration on programming and budget areas.

The South China Sea is an area of primary concern for many nations. The U.S. DoD is building its air, sea battle concept encompassing not only traditional air and maritime operations but also incorporating the IO/Cyber/EW operations and programming. It is critical that all nations come together to build viable joint concepts and ensure the programming funding is in place to bring the concepts to fruition. Foreseen as an annual event and concentrating on strategic international partnerships, this conference promises to be one that is on the leading edge of future operations in the Pacific Theater.
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AOC SUMMER SCHOOL IS IN SESSION: Don't Miss Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare

Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course, August 7-10 - LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
This course will provide an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications. Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees and help demonstrate the unique knowledge skills and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires.
Instructor: Lynn Berg
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We need your help! We’re looking at YOU, all of you book-smart crows! Can you think of your favorite book that has helped further your knowledge of Spectrum Warfare? What comes to mind when you think of some of your most influential and helpful professional development books?

We’re looking to reach out to our younger generation by finding out which books would make the "Top 10" in our list of books that provide influential, educational and professional advice in the world of Spectrum Warfare for our young crows. We will take all of your responses and comprise a list of the most popular titles that we receive, then call for a vote on which books YOU think should find a place in the Top 10! To submit a title, please email your suggested book(s) (title AND author) to fulk@crows.org.

Thanks for your help – keep watching to see where your book places on the list!
Laurie Buckhout, AOC President
Your AOC is proud to be THE professional EMS Warfare association, and we are committed to representing the global interests of our profession! Over the last few years we’ve partnered with Shephard, Inc, for a series of successful programs overseas. However, Shephard has now transitioned out of facilitating events. Your AOC is seizing this unique opportunity to move forward and ensure that our future international events are even more focused as we advocate and provide the global platform for EMS enabled capabilities to achieve integrated effects. Continue to monitor www.crows.org and the eCrow Newsletter for updates on AOC events around the globe.
One such upcoming event is the "Pacific Theater Air, Sea, Land Battle Concept: IO/EW/Cyber Operations International Conference" this October in Honolulu, Hawaii. We are truly excited about the discussions that will take place at this event, and the global significance it holds! The international audience will truly have the opportunity to come together and address these pressing issues facing the EMS community. 
Your AOC remains committed to advancing the EMS Warfare community around the globe.
REGISTER FOR ON-SITE COURSES AT THE AOC CONVENTION: Make the Most of Your Trip With the Knowledge You Need to Succeed
Make the most of your AOC Convention trip by planning now to take one of the convenient on-site courses planned for Phoenix. Register for your course when you register for convention and take advantage of early savings!
Full Convention Details

September 18-21
: Electronic Warfare Update Course
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September 20-21: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
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September 22-23: Modeling and Simulation Course
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September 22-23: Survey of EM Battle Management Applications
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September 25: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications
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September 27-28
: Radar for Electronic Warfare Professionals Course
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September 27-28: Survey of EW Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Payloads
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My name is Dennis Hackin. I am a writer in Los Angeles and Vietnam Veteran doing research for a book about my unit, Charlie Co 1/5th Mech Inf - 25th Division, which engaged the PAVN 33rd & 275th Regiments of the 5th NVA Division on the 21 Aug 1968 at the Ben Cui Rubber Plantation.
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The Pentagon will be steadily increasing its spending on electronic warfare (EW) programs in the coming five years, growing to about $5.6 billion in fiscal 2017 from $3.6 billion in fiscal 2013, based on analysis and data provided by Avascent 050, an online market analysis toolkit for global defense programs. (Aviation Week)
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The Air Force has it far worse than the Navy in terms of existential fears, primarily due to the rapid rise and unbelievable dissemination of drones, where seemingly now every military unit has their own miniature air wing of what would have recently passed as toys. Amidst all that, the Air Force has clearly decided that its institutional salvation lies in convincing Congress and everybody else that – somehow – cyberspace is the natural domain of their service and their service alone. (Time)
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The drone war could be shrinking faster than anyone expected. Raytheon's teeny, tiny drone missile might be ready to arm a small drone within months, the defense giant says. (Wired)
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On Tuesday, the Navy issued a solicitation that could end up driving consolidation of the military-electronics business in the years ahead. The service released a request for proposals as it begins the "technology development" phase of its Next Generation Jammer program, an effort that will eventually be worth over $10 billion. All of the major players in the arcane world of electronic warfare - BAE Systems, Exelis, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon - will bid, and whoever prevails will dominate that segment of the defense market for decades to come. (Lexington Institute)
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Sgt. Maj. Charles F. Wright took his post as sergeant major of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1, replacing Sgt. Maj. Bernard C. Coleman during a ceremony on the parade field, July 13. (Dvids)
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Already at the forefront of the growing electronic warfare market, Selex Galileo is attempting to become a major player in unmanned air systems of all sizes by leveraging its expertise in airborne active electronically-scanned array radars, electro-optics, lasers and integrated mission systems, according to the Finmeccanica company's CEO, Fabrizio Giulianini. (Flightglobal)
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• August 7-10: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course - LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

• September 18-21: Electronic Update Course

• September 22-23: Modeling and Simulation Course

• September 23-26: 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention - EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE JULY 27!
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