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Published by BBYRA, 2018-01-31 02:21:09

February, 2018 Rawlings NL

February, 2018 Rawlings NL



General Skoch Headlines April 6 Awards Event

Rawlings chapter is pleased to announce The focus of CyberPatriot is to
Brigadier General Bernard Skoch, USAF inspire k-12 students toward
(Ret) will headline our Friday, April 6 careers in cyber security or other
Air Force awards dinner at Town & science, technology, engineering
Country Club in St. Paul. A reservation & math disciplines critical to
form is included in this newsletter. industry and government.

General Skoch has been Commissioner Bernie Skoch has guided the Above: Brigadier General Bernard
of AFA’s CyberPatriot program since program the whole way. Bernie Skoch, Commissioner of AFA’s
it’s inception in 2009. CyberPatriot is sought out and actively recruited CyberPatriot program.
AFA's flagship STEM program corporate sponsors across
dedicated to strengthening cyber skills aerospace, cyber &
among students. The program features communications industries to
the National Youth Cyber Defense fund CyberPatriot.
Competition for high school and middle
school students. The program has grown to
include AFA cybercamps at
CyberPatriot began in 2009 with eight universities. There, students
high school teams in Florida competing learn the importance of cyber
against each other to find vulnerabilities safety and how to protect
and harden the defense of a Windows personal devices and
operating system. information from outside

Since then, CyberPatriot has grown to In 2015, CyberPatriot was cyber security principles – to better
nearly 6,000 high school teams extended into elementary protect themselves, their schools
competing across the breadth of schools to introduce students to and families on the internet.
America, it’s territories & possessions.

Rawlings Chapter Returns to
Air Force Leadership

Jeff Johnson was elected Rawlings Chapter
President in October. Jeff is a former Air
Force pilot and Air Mobility Command Flight
Safety Officer with 12-years active duty
experience. Currently he is a Global Sales
Manager with Donaldson Company’s
Aerospace & Defense group.

In the photo at right is Jeff with Colonel
Timothy Wollmuth, 934th Airlift Wing Vice-
Commander at our December meeting at
Southtown Office Park.


Jeff Payne is new chapter vice- Chapter Activities at a Glance
president. Jeff joined the USAF
in 2005 as an F-16 Avionics Rawlings
Technician. In 2014 he was Chapter Vice
commissioned as an Intelligence President Jeff
Officer. Currently, he is a Payne.
Weapon and Tactics Officer with .
the Air National Guard.
Chapter President Jeff Johnson with Dan Murphy,
Jeff’s day job is a Commercial Glenn Shull and Larry Sagstetter enjoy snacks
Banking Vice-President with during break at AFA national convention.
BMO Harris Bank in
Minneapolis. Above, Bob McGonigal and
Larry Sagstetter man booth
Military Appreciation Day at at MN State Fair together
the Minnesota State Fair was a with ROTC cadets pictured
fun, crowded affair. Rawlings at left.
Chapter always has a booth
there. It is a great place to meet Chapter President Dan Murphy accepting Minnesota Flight Log is published
people, talk to current members quarterly for the members of the
of our chapter and to sign up new large size chapter member recruitment Rawlings chapter of the Air Force
ones. award. Association.

This year, ROTC cadets from Members may view the newsletter
University of St. Thomas and on the chapter website
University of Minnesota
showed up to man our booth
and table. They were terrific To report problems or to submit
engaging with people. We are items, call Bob McGonigal at
grateful they stepped up to help 952.884.1625. Email Bob at
out for the day. [email protected]

Lt. General Richard Nash,
Minnesota’s 30th Adjutant
General of the Minnesota
National Guard, always made a
point to stop by our Air Force
Association booth as he made his
rounds at the fair. This year was
no different. See photo at right
with General Nash engaging
with our Air Force ROTC cadets.

At September’s Air Force
Association convention in
Washington, DC, Rawlings
Chapter was awarded a plaque
for recruitment of new
members for a large size
chapter. At right, outgoing
President Dan Murphy accepts
the award from F. Whitten
Peters, Chairman of the Board
and Gavin MacAloon, Vice-
Chairman of the Board, Field

Gen. E.W. Rawlings Chapter


FRIDAY 6 April, 2018 1800 –2100 hours

Town & Country Club, NW corner of Otis Ave. at Marshall Ave., St. Paul


Please complete and put in US mailbox NLT Saturday, 31 March

Please reserve seats @ $40.00 per seat (Total = $ )

Circle dinner entrée choice: Chicken breast or Veggie Pasta. Gluten-free meals available by request. If you
have a specific allergy concern attach a note to request an alternative meal.

(Rank) Name UNIT

(please print clearly) _______________________________________________________________________

First and last name(s)_______________________________________________________________________
of guests

Your phone number, in case there is a question about your registration. __________________

Awardee plus one guest is at our expense. All additional guests are $40 each.

Many of our Junior Enlisted and Cadets cannot afford to attend the Annual Awards Banquet and would benefit
greatly from a chance to participate in this military ceremony. We solicit your support for their attendance.

I will sponsor _____ cadets/Junior Airmen @ $40 each: Total = $ __________

I’d like to sponsor table(s) of 8 at $ 320 each: Total = $ _______

TOTAL = $__________

Please make your check payable to “General EW Rawlings Chapter and mail NLT 31 March to:

Lawrence Sagstetter 4035 Victoria St., #313, Shoreview, MN 55126

Need additional information? Contact Larry at 612 – 695 – 8700. Or e-mail at [email protected]

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