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KAISERSLAUTERN CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 14, 2013
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General Discusses Sequestration Impacts

The chapter welcomed Brig. Gen. Thomas Sharpy, USAF, U.S. Air Forces Europe Air Forces Africa A-5/8/9, as its March luncheon speaker. The chapter had an outstanding turnout and listened to the general discuss the potential impacts of sequestration on the Major Commands and the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, the chapter welcomed its new committee officers and witnessed their swearing in. There are 32 new officers this year, to include a new president, Col. Russell Smith, USAF, and vice presidents, Col. Chris Brooks, USAF, and Lt. Col. John Zapata, USAF. The chapter is eager to carry on the successful results it inherited from the outgoing leadership. Finally, the chapter recognized its latest Emerging Leader Award recipient, Airman 1st Class Michael Pirtle, USAF. Airman 1st Class Pirtle is a Radio Frequency Transmission System technician assigned to the 86th Communication Squadron at Ramstein Air Base. During the month of February, he was integral in resolving multiple European Command, Ballistic Missile Defense and Missile Defense Agency outages.

Event Photographs:

2nd Lt. Jason Loomis, USAF (l), presents the Emerging Leader Award to Airman 1st Class Michael Pirtle, USAF, during the March luncheon.
2nd Lt. Jason Loomis, USAF (l), presents the Emerging Leader Award to Airman 1st Class Michael Pirtle, USAF, during the March luncheon.
Col. Russell Smith, USAF (r), chapter president, presents a chapter coin to Brig. Gen. Thomas Sharpy, USAF, U.S. Air Forces Europe  Air Forces Africa A-5/8/9, who spoke at the March luncheon event.
Col. Russell Smith, USAF (r), chapter president, presents a chapter coin to Brig. Gen. Thomas Sharpy, USAF, U.S. Air Forces Europe Air Forces Africa A-5/8/9, who spoke at the March luncheon event.
In March, the chapter swears in new officers.
In March, the chapter swears in new officers.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Whit Walker
DSN: 314-478-2784

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