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President's Corner - June 2012

June 2012

Dear Members,

Now is the time to plan for our upcoming reunion, to be held 27 - 29 September 2012 at Security Hill on Lackland AFB! All information is contained in this edition of the newsletter, and further details are on the web page. I urge all of you to make your reservations now and don't miss these annual FTVA events! Most importantly, don't miss the opportunity to renew friendships and relationships with those who have played significant roles in so many lives. There have been several key events over the past three months. The FTVA was honored to support and attend the Air Force ISR Agency Annual Awards Banquet. It's always a privilege to see this generation of intelligence professionals be recognized for their contributions to our national security. Maj General Otto and the entire AFISRA staff graciously thanked the FTVA for its continued support of this program.

Our 2012 Spring Social was an overwhelming success! Vice President Ron Haygood presided over our largest crowd ever - approximately 130 attendees. We recognized our "Deployed Warriors", and presented each with a cap and coin. Brigadier General-Ret (and former FTVA President) Grover Jackson gave an outstanding presentation that captured the history of the United States Air Force Security Service, and appropriately culminated in the recognition of Lt Gen Craig Koziol's upcoming retirement. The FTVA formally recognized General Koziol as the "Last Active Duty Member of USAFSS", and we were privileged to hear his moving synopsis of a career that will culminate this month with over 36 years of service to our nation and intelligence community. As I've stated before, the Spring Social is my favorite annual event (particularly since I don't have to speak). Our crowds have grown every year, and we look forward to your continued participation and attendance.

This past three months hasn't always been centered on celebration. We've experienced several losses during this period, and that will be very evident to those who attend our Remembrance Ceremony in September. Please continue to support and remember the families of our warfighters, both past and present, who have been our leaders and mentors throughout the years. We remain a healthy organization. Our chapters are invigorated with new members, and I again want to thank all of those who represent the Association throughout the world. I challenge all of you to maintain this momentum and

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