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Join Us Next Friday for the AOC Assembly of Delegates
December 4, 2020 | 5 p.m. ET
All members welcome! 

The annual meeting will include a report from the President, Muddy Watters, on the strategic and financial future of AOC, Chapter awards, scholarship winners and a statement from incoming President Glenn "Powder" Carlson. The AOC leadership transition will also be conducted. Mark your calendar to attend.

  

AOC is bringing you access to thought-leaders and change-makers within electromagnetic spectrum operations across military, government, and industry. 

If you want to be in-the-know and discover answers to your questions, join us as we bring you best-in-class leaders to engage our community.

First Session: 

General John E. Hyten
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

Learn more and register at crows.org/discussions.

 

AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare and give you the chance to use up your end of the year budget.

There are 16 courses available from world-class EW educators representing a total of 362 hours of in-depth EW training available at the click of a button!

View the full schedule

 
  

AOC Advocacy strives to release newsletters and briefs relevant to the Electromagnetic Warfare community. Check out the latest issue.

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January 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)

This one-hour webinar delivers an overview of Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). We will look at the evolution of IADS from WWII through the Vietnamese War to current times. We will spend some time on the North Vietnamese IADS and the US reaction to it since many of the key EW technologies were developed during this engagement. We will also look at the individual components of the IADS, early warning/ground control intercept (EW/GCI) radar network, command and control (C2) systems, communications networks, airborne interceptors (AI), surface to air missiles (SAM), and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). We will also consider the overall architecture of the IADS.

 
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Chapter News
  

Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, AOC immediate past president, was honored to attend and represent the AOC at the SwRI (Southwest Research Institute) Warner Robins Office 2020 Dixie Crow Award Ceremony on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020.

Each of these local Dixie Crow Chapter award winners were entered into the AOC Annual Award competition as the candidate(s) from the Dixie Crow Chapter in their respective categories. Last year at the annual AOC conference, our very own Henry Sees, Director EICTD, was recognized as the winner of the Anton D. “Tony” Brees Lifetime Service Award.

To all SwRI Veterans who attended the award ceremony, thank you for your service!

  

Dixie Crow Chapter participated as a Tournament Sponsor ($5,000 Level) of the 2020 Museum of Aviation Foundation National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy Benefit and Georgia Invitational. This year’s event was a tremendous success with more than $158,000 raised in gross income.   

This annual endeavor continues to be our most important fundraiser – it is critical for support of our award-winning education programs. Last year, more than 50,000 students and teachers benefitted from exceptional hands-on programs offered in our National STEM Academy. None of that could possibly happen without a lot of help from friends and champions like you. 

  

The Dixie Crow Chapter Chuck Wagon crew, led by our own "Chef Roadkill," aka Mark Leslein, assembled on Saturday, November 21 to feed the Habitat for Humanity crew that was working on homes #63 and #64 off of Hickory Street in Warner Robins, GA. The crew prepared and served over 40 volunteers with the following menu: Grilled Brats with peppers & onions, BBQ chicken and hot dogs, served with baked beans, fresh fruit salad, homemade brownies, and water and soda.

Dixie Crow Members in attendance included: Mark Leslein, Adam Delestowicz, Brooke Horka, Robert Usher, Lynwood and Betsy Moore, Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, Katlyn Frugé Kline, Cole & Leyton Harris, Scott Wolf, Jim Hundley, Bob and Mary Thrower, and Rodney Brooks.

 

 

  

Speaker: Col Lea T. Kirkwood, Program Executive Officer & Director USAF Agile Combat Support

Colonel Lea T. Kirkwood is the Program Executive Officer and Director for the Agile Combat Support Directorate at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. She leads more than 1,600 military and civilian personnel responsible for executing $5.1 billion annually in Air Force funds. The directorate’s six divisions, located primarily at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH; Robins Air Force Base, GA; and Heath, OH, provide materiel solutions and acquisition life cycle management for simulators, support equipment and vehicles, electronic warfare and avionics, human systems, automatic test systems, and metrology and calibration to meet Air Force operational needs.

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Careers

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Internship Opportunities

- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire

- Internship Postings: The AOC is committed to supporting the growth of the EW talent pool by offering FREE Internship Postings for AOC Industry Members

Featured Jobs:

- Electronic Warfare/Electronic Protection Analyst – Lukos LLC –  Tampa, FL, United States
- Systems Engineer - Reliability (Phantom Works) – The Boeing Company – Tukwila, WA, United States
- Lead Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer – The Boeing Company – Kent, WA, United States

 
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The Joint Chiefs of Staff are hoping to provide more clarity and structure to the armed services’ individual efforts to develop Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control with a new 60-page campaign plan, according to a U.S. Air Force official. (C4ISRNET)

An Eglin Air Force Base unit will become a primary building block of an Air Force effort to boost U.S. capabilities in offensive and defensive electronic warfare, according to the commander of the service's Air Combat Command. (Aviation Pros)

  

The sophisticated new radar warning and electronic warfare suite for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15E Strike Eagle is a step closer to becoming operational after being put to the test in a recent large force test event. (The Drive)

Industry News
  

The U.S. Army is developing a new tool to gain an advantage in the cat and mouse game that is the electromagnetic spectrum mission. (C4ISRNET)

  

After two years of relative silence about All Domain Operations, the Navy is throwing more weight behind the Pentagon’s effort to link everything from submarines to drones flying high overhead on one shared network, assigning a group of admirals and a team from the defense industry to tackle the problem and find ways to link into the Joint All Domain Command and Control initiative. (Breaking Defense)

  

The U.S. Air Force is on track to provisionally stand up its first and only Spectrum Warfare Wing (SWW)—known as the 350th SWW—this spring. The organization will be responsible for electronic warfare and so-called electromagnetic spectrum missionware. (Signal Magazine)

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