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President's Corner - March 2015

Howdy FTVA Members,

Football season has come to an interesting end, hockey and basketball (Go Spurs Go) are on-going and baseball is coming up soon. The dust is settling on the new 25th AF and they are working hard to make things happen. Weather is yo-yoing from mild-to-cold in Texas. Spring is around the corner. Thank goodness!

Our annual Spring Social is sked for 4 Apr (1700-2030) at the SeaWorld Marriott (same as last year). Our guest speaker will be CMSgt "Toby" Towberman, the 25th AF Command Chief. As usual, we will also recognize our recently returned deployers who may speak about their deployment experiences. So if you're in the area, please join us for a fun evening.

The Hqs here is planning another picnic geared toward our deployers and their families. It is sked for April 25th, 1030-1530 at Stapleton Park. As it gets closer, we will post additional info on our website. The FTVA will help offset the costs for food. We will have a booth to advertise/market the FTVA and hopefully sign up more members.

Barnie Gavin is leading an effort to start a FTVA San Antonio Chapter, which is in addition to the FTVA Board, to enhance camaraderie and a routine social setting for all the members in the San Antonio area. Our first meeting is on 19 Feb, at 1900, at the VFW Hall on Rte. 1560, and will give us a starting point.

On a sad note, we said good-bye in January to an old friend and supporter, MajGen (ret) Paul Dettmer. Paul had been fighting the terrible "Big C" for a while. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Let me add a quick shout-out to the Sunshine Chapter and their unwavering support for the 361st ISRG. The latest endeavor is their unbelievable support to the 361st annual award winners. Well done and SIERRA HOTEL! Finally, save this date: 24-26 September 2015 for our annual FTVA Anniversary Reunion activities. See you there and remember to -

'Remain in Touch,'


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