MINNESOTA FLIGHT LOG
Last Call for April 7 Awards Dinner Reservations
Rawlings chapter is pleased to announce The Mitchell Institute's Above: Lt General David Deptula,
Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret) has fundamental objective is to Dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for
agreed to headline our Friday, April 7 provide creative, insightful Aerospace Studies.
awards dinner at Town & Country Club policy options to better
in St. Paul. A reservation form is empower our nation's leaders.
included in this newsletter.
Given his extensive fighter pilot
Lt General Deptula is AFA’s go-to – Air Force leadership
media expert for getting word out about background, General Deptula is
Air Force issues of the day. He is well suited to lead AFA’s
frequently interviewed about Air Force Mitchell Institute. He has
topics on National Public Radio, all excelled in conceptualizing the
major TV and radio networks, print and Institute, selling the idea of
social media. building it to AFA. In just a few
years he has made it a self-
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Air Force policy.
Studies. He is a world-recognized leader
and pioneer in conceptualizing, General Deptula is a highly
planning, and executing national security sought out speaker about Air
Force issues in Washington, DC
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We are grateful he will make
him to lead the Mitchel Institute, which time to headline our April 7
publishes many original research and event. He is excited to be part of
white papers each year for public and it. We are pleased to have him
congressional dissemination. here.
UMD Students Engineer Vehicle
For Air Force Competition
University of Minnesota Duluth engineering
students won a $20,000 grant from Air Force
Research Labs. The money is for design &
build of a Load-Bearing Vehicle to transport
gear for Air Force ground personnel in a war
zone. One of the student engineers is an Air
Force ROTC cadet.
The grant is part of a University Challenge –
13 competing schools including all military
academies. The Air Force need is for
transporting 350 pounds of gear on the ground.
It’s research labs created the competition to
Chapter Activities at a Glance
generate ideas how to do it. At the students is an impressive beast the Year, his Bong Chapter
same time, the grants to of a machine. The students’ would do the honors.
engineering programs offer presentation was very
students the opportunity to professional. They had Todd will receive his award
creatively apply their skills, to answers ready for all 5:30PM Tuesday, April 11 at
learn and to grow. questions asked of them. Rawlings Chapter’s regular
business meeting at Signature
Rawlings Chapter members They are an impressive group Flight Support, MSP airport.
recently traveled to Duluth at the of young student engineers.
invitation of Colonel Bryan We wish them the best as they AFA’s Minnesota state president
Graddy. He runs the Air Force compete in Lynchberg at the has also nominated Todd
ROTC program there. His student invitation of Air Force Kohorst for Minnesota State
engineers made a classroom Research Labs. Teacher of the Year. This comes
presentation detailing their build with distinguished Christa
of a Load-Bearing Vehicle – their Winter Quarter McAuliffe certification for being
concept and how they did it. Roundup one of the nation’s great STEM
teachers honored by AFA. Great
Todd Kohorst, a science teacher honors for a terrific, dynamic
at Shakopee’s Boeckman Middle local teacher of aerospace
School has been chosen science.
Rawlings Chapter Teacher of the
Year. Todd is an exciting science
teacher currently in suborbital
astronaut training with NASA.
The students led us to their According to his Principal, Dan Todd Kohorst with Glenn Shull.
engineering workshop. There they Miller, Todd is “a dynamic
showed us the vehicle they thinker with big ideas about Minnesota Flight Log is published
designed and built. Their vehicle aerospace science. He is a self- quarterly for the members of the
includes used Polaris independent starter with initiative to make Rawlings chapter of the Air Force
suspension parts purchased off E- things happen and brings STEM Association.
Bay. The battery supplying power implications into his classroom.”
is from a used Tesla car. The Members may view the newsletter
body platform was engineered Todd, “gets his students excited on the chapter website
with fiberglass for strength with about applying big STEM www.mnafa.org.
little added weight. concepts to their everyday
studies. He exposes them to To report problems or to submit
When we saw it, the vehicle was aerospace exploration and it’s items, call Bob McGonigal at
still undergoing testing with possibilities.” 952.884.1625. Email Bob at
remote control. Steering is [email protected]
provided with GPS. The goal is to In January, Colonel Graddy
ready it for transport to Arnold invited Todd to Duluth to give a
Air Force Base near Lynchberg, presentation on his aerospace
TN. The competition takes place activities to students at Lake
April 11. Superior College Center for
Advanced Aviation. The
As the photos show, the Load presentation, with Todd in his
Bearing Vehicle built by UMD astronaut flight suit, was a big
Colonel Graddy said if Rawlings
Chapter didn’t make Todd it’s
Air Force Association Teacher of
Gen. E.W. Rawlings Chapter
2017 ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
FRIDAY 7 April, 2017 1800 –2100 hours
Town & Country Club, NW corner of Otis Ave. at Marshall Ave., St. Paul
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