AIR FORCE COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS,
AND COMPUTERS ASSOCIATION

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WELCOME TO AFC4A

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.
 

AFC4A

 

On , we will welcome .

The luncheon is at the .

The cost is if you pay on-line, or if you pay at the door.  [Note:  You will be able to use a credit card (with or without a chip) or your phone using Apple/Google pay at the door.]

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BGen Dravis' Profile

BGen DravisBrigadier 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.

AFC4A LUNCHEON

 

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 (C: 703‑965‑ 4705) to make reservations, or you may come to the event.  Charges at the door are .  A seat and meal for walk-ins are not guaranteed.

The luncheon is at the .

Our next event is being planned.

2016 SPRING UPDATE/
INFORMATION DOMINANCE FORUMN

 

Our next luncheon will be with on at .  On-line reservations will be available soon.

2016 SPRING UPDATE/
INFORMATION DOMINANCE FORUM

26-29 APRIL

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 .

2016 SPRING UPDATE/
INFORMATION DOMINANCE FORUM

26-29 APRIL

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 .

2016 SPRING UPDATE/
INFORMATION DOMINANCE FORUM

26-29 APRIL

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:
Our webpages have been redesigned to work better on mobile devices.    Constructive feedback is welcome. 

Reminder: 2016 dues are due.  Please use Dues Payment Status Inquiry page if you are unsure of whether your paid up.  Dues payments are made through our Membership Dues page.

Radio Frequency Transmission Systems Heritage provided by Chief Michael Dick (Ret), former radio maintenance supervisor at Det 12 2006 Comm Group, Sahintepe, Turkey.

Air Force following suit with Silicon Valley office: The Air Force announced Friday that it will open an outpost in Silicon Valley as part of the federal government’s effort to improve ties with the tech world.  Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender said the office will build on the work of an Air Force liaison who has spent a year in Silicon Valley.  “I did'nt’t see fit to wait on” creating the office, he said Friday, according to FCW.  Read the full article at The Hill.

Air Force evolves its cybersecurity as JIE comes into focus:  Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force's chief of information dominance and chief information officer, said the use of role-based authentication should be "baked- into" its IT systems in the future. (Read the full article at Federal News Radio)

San Angelo Standard-Times published an article 8 February 2013 titled “DUDRA BUTLER: Gen. Ronnie Hawkins has made us proud.”  It is about Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr’s November 2012 visit to the Angelo State University Alumni Association ‘to speak to the ROTC cadets as an ROTC alumnus.’ (Article)

Air Force Chief Information Officer Announces 2015 Information Dominance and John P. Jumper Award Winners

AFC4A's Recognition Program is a way of continuing to “serve those who are still serving” by providing tangible recognition to the top performers of the Air Force Cyber/ Information Dominance community.  The  AFC4A is proud to announce the distribution of over $9,000 in Amazon.com gift cards and checks to the individual and unit winners.

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