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LAST WEEK! Give Someone the Gift of an AOC Membership

Share with someone the great benefits you receive as a Crow for just $25! But, you'll get something too ... a free AOC tie tack! It's the perfect accent for your crow tie! Fill out this application and either fax or call the number at the bottom of the form.
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REGISTER NOW! 43rd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium, January 29-31 at Pt. Mugu

As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface and space systems, such as cyber, intel, kinetic and spectrum management.

The 43rd Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps.
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PLAN NOW TO ATTEND WINTER COURSES: Get the Skills You Need Through AOC Professional Development
Last chance for education this year, plus new courses announced for 2013! Don't miss these great courses form the AOC, all conveniently located at AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

Jan. 21-22: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
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Feb. 12-15: Introduction to Radar and EW Course
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March 12-15: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
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April 9-12: Fundamental Principles of EW Course
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

The 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention returns to Washington, D.C., October 27-31, 2013, to celebrate this momentous milestone in the AOC & Spectrum Warfare Communities. Mark your calendars now to take part in this fantastic event!

AOC CAPITOL CLUB Announces Joseph R. Pitts EW Scholarship Program for NCOs; Deadline is March 1
The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Capitol Club announces the Joseph R. Pitts Electronic Warfare (EW) Scholarship Program, a scholarship opportunity designed to help non-commissioned officers serving in the U.S. armed forces pursue post-secondary education degrees to advance their military and career direction in fields related to electronic warfare.

The application deadline for the 2013 award is March 1, 2013. The awardee will be announced in April 2013 and the scholarship will be awarded through the selected student's educational institution.
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DIXIE CROW SYMPOSIUM 38: Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Budget Environment
The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC will host its 38th Annual Regional Technical Symposium on March 24-28, 2013. This year’s theme, "Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Budget Environment," illustrates collaboration within the Information Operations (IO) environment. It prepares the battlefield before combat operations, serves as a force multiplier during battle and defends our forces throughout. IO is the key to America’s protection at home and force projection abroad.

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Papers to support this theme should include issues relating to Electronic Warfare (EW), Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and collaboration within the IO environment. Efficient utilization and control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum is necessary for defense of our forces and our homeland. Collaborative improvement is necessary to assure our tactics and products are affordable and successfully protect the warfighters.

Papers may be classified or unclassified. Briefing sessions will be held for classified, unclassified and export-controlled information. There will be significant representation from our foreign allies. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will apply. Your presentations should consider applicability, classification, releasability and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Releasability documents are required. Papers are due February 1, 2013.

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Support the AOC Community with Corporate Opportunities in 2013
As you plan your marketing, sponsorship and conference participation for 2013, consider all the opportunities available with the AOC. As you already know, the AOC is the premier avenue for exposure into the Spectrum Warfare community. There are opportunities to sponsor conferences, the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention and customizable packages to hit the perfect audience.
Refer to the 2013 sponsorship brochure for the latest details.

Not long ago, if your computer network was cut off from the internet, devoid of wireless routers and hunkered behind locked doors, you were safe. But not anymore. (Defense News)
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Australia's Super Hornet fighter-bombers, including 12 fitted out for the RAAF as "Growler" electronic warfare aircraft, will be a major part of the nation's arsenal for many years and will not merely be a stopgap until the arrival of the promised Joint Strike Fighter. (The Australian)
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A couple of public diplomacy colleagues have asked me what we should think of the Pentagon memo issued earlier this month, the one that seems to say Strategic Communication is out. Over. Finished. (Public Diplomacy Council)
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Canada said Wednesday that it would reconsider plans to buy 65 F-35 fighter jets after an independent audit found that the sophisticated stealth planes would cost substantially more than the government had promised. (The New York Times)
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A surveillance squadron that acts as the "eyes and ears" for long-range strategic missions is among the Israeli Air Force's inner sanctums, accessible to few and guarded by many. The Gulfstream G550, a business jet mainly designed to accommodate corporate executives and private businessmen and heavily reconfigured to carry cutting-edge electronic-intelligence gathering technology, has participated in the IAF's bombing of a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, as well as other clandestine missions conducted far from Israel's borders in recent years, Aviation Week & Space Technology reports in its latest edition. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded a $56.5 million contract for the production of Individual Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronics Warfare (ICREW) systems, referred to as "Baldr" systems. The Baldr system is worn by an individual soldier and provides a small zone of protection to the individual soldier in a dismounted mode of operation. (Defense Systems)
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China's deployment of its first aircraft carrier does not signify a major shift in its naval capabilities, particularly in the case of distant 'blue water' operations. It will indeed be quite a while before the Chinese navy can rival American sea power. (International Relations and Security Network)
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As Northrop Grumman Chairman & CEO Wes Bush completes his third year at the helm of the storied military contractor, he has good reason to be satisfied with what he has accomplished. Although all of the big defense companies are seeing a softening in sales to the Pentagon as overseas wars wind down and Washington moves to rein in deficits, Bush seems to have found a formula for keeping investors happy in hard times.(Forbes)
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