October Luncheon and Navy vs South Florida

Atlanta Chapter’s Monthly luncheon will be held on Friday, October 18th at the Golden Corral (2211 Cobb Pkwy Marietta GA 30080) close to the Battery. Lunch is buffet style and will begin at 11:30 AM. The presentation starts between 11:45 to noon.

The guest speaker will be Michael Leigh Class of ’79, CEO AKTOptimize.

Friday’s luncheon will enable our alumni to understand capabilities of overcoming deficiencies in human performance and see some actual examples currently utilized across the Fleet. Here is some of the information Michael will cover in the luncheon:

Navy and Marine Corps Programs are overcoming deficiencies in human performance (caused by lack of understanding) with Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) applications, for both operations and maintenance procedures. These visual learning tools are hardware agnostic and enable platform operators and maintainers to access software information from all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, Smartphones and HoloLens. Content is self-paced and developed for fastest users, yet doesn’t leave first time reviewers behind. This enables officers, sailors and Marines to understand new systems in a fraction of time required through other traditional learning methods. They can also access these tools “just-in-time”, for instant recall while deployed in the field. Key focus is comprehension, retention and drive to action. NAVAIR, NAVSEA, NAVWAR (formerly SPAWAR), MARCORSYSCOM, BUMED and NSC all currently employ AKTs to generate: cost savings; readiness and safety improvements; and retention / communication of critical experiential knowledge / skills.

Michael says:

“As a Navy Captain, I lead initial development of Job Performance Aids (JPAs) in 2002 at Naval Air Warfare Center Training Support Division (NAWC TSD) in Orlando, FL. Later after overseeing turn-around of Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service (NATEC), I returned to N42 and N43 ACOS Reserve assignments with the Air Boss at Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) at NAS North Island, CA. Since 2004, I’ve lead continuous production of JPAs, Learning Performance Aids (LPAs) and variety of other AKTs for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other developers…delivering applications across all DoD Services.”

You will pay for the lunch buffet and any drinks at the door. I look forward to seeing everyone there. I hope everyone has a great week. Go Navy! Beat Army! .

Navy – South Florida Football Saturday

Atlanta Chapter Navy Football Viewing Party will be held at 3:30 PM Saturday, October 19th at Taco Mac (The Prado at Sandy Springs – 5600 Roswell Rd Ste M003,Sandy Springs GA 30342) Navy will be playing South Florida as we look to build on a great start to the season.

 

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Recap of Chapter Luncheon Friday August 16

The Atlanta Chapter luncheon at the Golden Corral was an excellent event, with presentations on the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) and the upcoming Navy football season.

Debbie McKinley, ’95 gave an impressive rundown on the history and success of the VEO, of which she is Board Chair.  She told a touching story of VEO’s origin, sparked by the discovery that two employees of her company were actually homeless veterans.   A comment on the VEO history from its website states, “Since 2008, Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) has provided Housing, Supportive Services, Job Training and Placement to over 5,000 homeless veterans and their families.”  Functions of the organization include providing meals and shelter, getting veterans connected with the VA, and helping them get reconnected with their families and friends.  Debbie is very proud of the fact that they have an 87 per cent success rate.  Please look at https://www.veohero.org/p/mission.html


A preview of the upcoming Navy football season was presented by Steve Peters, ’84 and Tom Tarquinio, ’83.  Both Steve and Tom were Navy football players.  They gave us some insight into coaching changes, profiles of key players, and some new strategies for this year.  https://navysports.com/

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Navy Football Assistant Coach At Our July Luncheon

Atlanta Chapter’s Monthly luncheon was held on Friday, July 19th at the Golden Corral.
The guest speaker was  Navy Football Defense Coach and USNA alum R.B. Green. He gave a presentation on the upcoming Navy Football Season and update on the team.
  Go Navy! Beat Army!

https://navysports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=629&path=football

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Army-Navy Golf Moved to August

Rescheduling WPSA Top Golf — New Date: 22 Aug 2019
We are rescheduling the
West Point + Service Academy
TOP GOLF Challenge
The Top Golf event has been rescheduled due to some logistics
challenges and summer travel.
When: Thursday, 22 August 2019
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where:
TOP GOLF MIDTOWN
1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Pricing:
  • $40 for dues paying members and their family members/guests who want to play and eat.
  • $50 for non-dues paying members and their guests who want to play and eat.
  • $20 Adult Spectators that just want to only eat but not play.
  • $10 for Kids Spectators ages 5-12 that only want to eat but not play.
  • Free if just want to watch and not eat. You can pay for food and drinks on your own.
(please RSVP by 06 Aug 2019)
Additional Info:
  • Food, non-alcoholic beverages, game play for 2 hours included in the price.
  • Parking is free at Top Golf.
More Info:
Contact Jim Duncan ’95 or Dave Houston ’86
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March Monthly Luncheon Sea Stories

The luncheon at the Golden Corral was held Friday, March 15.  President DJ told the first story, about a drug bust in the Pacific.  Several other members followed, with topics including an aircraft carrier with a runaway rudder, intricate submarine mishaps, and a narrow escape involving Admiral Zumwalt.  The concept was quite successful and will probably be used again in the future.  It gave us all some insight into each other’s careers, and it was a lot of fun.  The Golden Corral continues to be a good venue with high quality food at low cost.

Do you know if your dues are up to date?  If not, please email:     treasurer@usnaaaa.com

 

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Dark Ages Party A Big Success

Our annual Dark Ages Party at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant, February 9th was well attended.  The restaurant did a superb job, and everyone had a good time.  A large crowd of civilian types even younger than us were on the dance floor, and we joined them.  Pete Knoetgen, ’77 has our thanks, again, for his superb planning and execution.

 

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Recap of the Atlanta June Luncheon – June 22nd 2018

Atlanta Chapter’s Monthly luncheon was held on Friday, June 22nd at the Golden Corral (2211 Cobb Pkwy in Marietta),  close to the Battery.
Mr. Samuel Franklin who is the Operations Manager of Homeland Security and Immigration Service gave an interesting talk about immigration and border security and answered numerous questions.   Attendance, including some spouses was good, especially for a summer month.  Paul “perfect-pitch” Hurst, ’62 led the singing of Navy Blue and Gold.  We were fortunate to have a private room with excellent acoustics.
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Cancellation of The 2018 Lobsterfest

The Board has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s Lobesterfest, based on website difficulties, a lack of volunteers for the event, and the concern that it would not measure up to the high standards of previous years.  We will still be having the Lobsterfest in 2019, and we plan on its being a great event (with the proper planning and website support).

Please stay tuned as we plan to have another event (besides football viewing parties) for our alumni in the fall.

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Recap of The Chapter Luncheon – Friday, May 18, 2018 @ Taco Mac – Prado

USNAAAA LuncheonAtlanta Chapter’s Monthly luncheon was held on Friday, May 18th at Taco Mac (The Prado at Sandy Springs – 5600 Roswell Rd Ste M003, Sandy Springs GA 30342Approximately 40 members and wives attended.

Registration and pre-lunch social began at 11:30 am and lunch was served at 11:45 a.m.

Doug Norton, ’65, was the guest speaker.  Doug gave a fascinating and informative talk about his two books, Code Word: Paternity, and Code Word: Pandora.

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2018 Navy Football Schedule

Schedule

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