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ALAMO CHAPTER - 07/26/2018

Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, USAF, commander of the 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, discusses cyber successes and pitfalls during the chapter's June luncheon. Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, USAF, commander of the 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, talked cyber to more than 230 people gathered for the chapter's June luncheon at Randolph Air Force Base. The general said the 24th Air Force is not about cyber war but more about cyber "in" war by delivering full-spectrum offense and defense of network operations and multidomain, integrated surface effects synchronized to achieve the objectives needed to fight and win U.S. wars. Cyber can replace the weapon as the kinetic effect in deterring possible threats, and cyberspace is where the concentration of warriors are heading in the Air Force. Gen. Weggeman defined the U.S. Defense Department's three missions in cyberspace in the Unified Command Plan. Those missions are to defend the nation from cyber attacks of significant consequence; to secure, operate and defend Defense Department networks and mission systems; and to deliver all-domain integrated cyb ... READ MORE


Ed Velez, chapter president (l), honors scholarship recipients at the chapter's July awards presentation. In attendance were (from 2nd from l) Sarah Martinez, Rachel Burger, Caitrin Blankenship, Jackson McCarthy and James Driscoll. The chapter awarded seven scholarships to deserving students in July at its annual STEM scholarship awards presentation. This year, one recipient had already begun his college career. Scholarship recipients were Sarah Martinez, Richmond Academy; Rachel Burger, Ridge Spring-Monetta High; Caitrin Blankenship, Grovetown High School; Jackson McCarthy, Furman University; James Driscoll, Aiken High School; Gregory Smith, A.R. Johnson Magnet School; and Christina Toler, Grovetown High.


Chapter Past President Adam Feingold (r) receives the AFCEA Leadership Award from AFCEA Regional Vice President Douglas Holker at the July chapter meeting. The July chapter meeting featured a speaker and an awards presentation. The speaker was Deanna Ryals, chief of the International Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Division within the MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base. Recent AFCEA International chapter awards also were presented to members. AFCEA Regional Vice President Douglas Holker presented Chapter President Bill Page the Medal of Merit and Past President Adam Feingold the Leadership Award.

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