Our goal is to preserve and promote the camaraderie and the collegial relationship of all those who formerly served in the United States Air Force (AF) Command and Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), as well as the Cyber functional communities. We promote the well-being and the best interests of those currently and actively serving in the these communities. By doing so we hope to enhance the Air Force mission by striving to improve the effectiveness of information processing and dissemination systems and the personnel that acquire, manage, operate, and maintain them.
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Brigadier General Brian T. Dravis is Director, JIE Technical Synchronization Office (JTSO) at the Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md. In this role, he is responsible for leading architectural engineering and design to develop the Department of Defense’s Joint Information Environment (JIE). JIE will synchronize current and future architectures, engineering designs, enterprise services, information capability enhancement, and applications. It is a secure joint information environment, comprised of shared information technology (IT) infrastructure, enterprise services, and a single security architecture to achieve full spectrum superiority, improve mission effectiveness, increase security, and realize IT efficiencies.
Prior to assuming his current position, Brig Gen Dravis was Commander of the 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Wash. He was responsible for command and control oversight, training and equipping of 16 numbered units comprised of 1,053 Airmen and civilians serving at four locations within Washington State. As Commander, he was the senior officer responsible for providing mission-ready forces to support national defense requirements worldwide, and emergency response, relief, and recovery operations throughout Washington.
Our on-line reservations are CLOSED for the , luncheon with . If you missed the opportunity to sign up on-line, you are still welcome to attend. Contact Jim Lauducci (C: 703‑965‑
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Registrations both for the 2016 SU/IDF & AFC4A Golf Tournament are open. The last day for the SU/IDF registration is . "Walk-Ins" will not be admitted. The Golf Tournament deadline is .
Registration for the 2016 SU/IDF is closed. The last day for registration was . Contact for the possibility of registering late. "Walk-Ins" will not be admitted.
Registration for the AFC4A Golf Tournament is still open until .
Registrations for both the 2016 SU/IDF & Golf Tournament are closed. The last day for SU/IDF registration was & the golf tournament was . Late registrations or "Walk-ins" cannot be accepted for either event.
23 August 2016:
We were notified on 22 August that Gen Bowen passed away Monday, 15 August. The dates for the final services at Arlington haven't been finalized yet and we'll notify the membership of the time and date. Our sincere condolences go out to his family. A brief obituary found at Demaine Funeral Home is porvided below.
Brigadier General (Air Force, Retired) Donald J Bowen, 87, of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family members on Monday August 2016. Funeral Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, date/time to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the United Services Organization (USO), a favorite charity of the deceased or a charity of your choice. The family would like to say a special thanks to Hospice of Greenspring Village and the team of caretakers at Kind Hart for their loving care and support.
29 July 2016:
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