Quick Note:Greetings Silver Wings! I hope everyone’s first month has gone well without too many bumps. There is so much that will be happening this semester. It is more important than ever that you read through the news letter and the emails carefully because there are lots of opportunities for you to take advantage of. With that … get reading and let’s have an OUTSTANDING semester! Blue Skies, Caroline E. Jok President Spotlight - Colonel Eries L.G.MentzerNational Defense Fellow In October, Colonel Mentzer joined Silver Wings to talk about National Defense in application to the policy maker and civilian. Since then she has kept in contact with the chapter and is continuing research and her fellowship at the Wilson Center. Check out the article that she recently published on Veterans in the Criminal Justice system. “Colonel Eries Mentzer has served as a Force Support Officer with United States Air Force since 1997 performing duties as a Legislative Liaison to the Congress, Joint Staff Planner, Speechwriter, and Military Assistant to the Air Force Manpower, Personnel, and Services Director, the Joint Staff Director, and the Deputy Secretary of Defense. She also served as Commander of the 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron in Southwest Asia ensuring the morale and welfare of more than 10,000 joint and coalition members as well as the dignified transfer of fallen warriors in Central Command. Most recently, Eries served as the Military Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff directing his strategic engagements and supporting his responsibilities as a Joint Chief, a Global Air Chief, and as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for organizing, training and equipping 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and abroad.”- Wilson Center Rethinking Treatment of Veteran Inmates: http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/369778-inmates-dogs-help-veterans-reintegrate-into-civilian-life
Officer Positions:If you would like to take on a position, please do! President: Jok, Caroline: email@example.com VP & GW Liaison: Su, Claude firstname.lastname@example.org VP & AU Liaison: Thompson, Zoe VP & GU Liaison: Soderholm, Cayleigh Treasurer: Soltoff, Marissa email@example.com Secretary: Lalani, Sheona firstname.lastname@example.org Public Affairs Officer: Grujin, Sasha email@example.com Development Officer: open, In charge of recruiting and planning and coordinating Associate Training and workshops. *This position is being filled by 3 of our Officers Web Master: Currently Covered by Claude Activities Officer: MacKinnon, Ashley firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter Liaison: Thompson, Zoe email@example.com Legislative Officer: Rajwanshi, Anshul firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Associate Events: Associate Training begins next week! Thank you to everyone who came out for the info sessions, feel free to join us for associate events.
6 February- 1st Training Session: What is Silver Wings and AAS? (Still open to new members)
8:30-9:30pm, District B206
13 February- 2nd Training Session: Military/DoD
8:30-9:30pm, District B118
20 February- 3rd Training Session: Professional Development
8:30-9:30pm, District B206
22 February- National Test for associates
8:30-9:30pm, District B114
23 February- (Tentative) Initiation
Time and Place TBD
27 February – Professional Development Session: Federal Resumes & Navigating USA Jobs
6pm – 8pm, location TBD
NATCON/BigEZCon 2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
It will be held March 30 - April 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Featured Speakers include:
This is a great opportunity for every member to attend. We highly encourage participation as this is one of the
Attending events is now easier than ever!! For your convenience, we have put together a google calendar withevery event listed on it, along with times and locations! This calendar will continue to be developed and edited, so remember to check back in periodically. This is a great resource to keep track of all the events and stay up to date on any changes made!
Thanks to our lovely Public Affairs Officer, Sasha, we now have an Instagram! Follow us @silver_wings_dc_area
Logging Hours: Throughout the month as you volunteer with Silver Wings and outside of Silver Wings, be logging your hours. These are reported every month to National and each quarter for award submissions. Here is the link to log hours: https://goo.gl/forms/3P3xc6QFPae2ipyn1 If anyone comes up with a better way to do this, I’m open to it!
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
5 February- American University Org Fair
If you are available during this time, please come!!
8 February- American University Interest Meeting
Location AU, TBD
23 February- (Tentative) Initiation for GW Associate Class
Time and Place TBD
24 February- GW Leadership Summit (Tentative) [M]
27 February- Professional Development Session: Federal Resumes & Navigating USA Jobs [PD]
Our Month:From 30 December 1935 until 26 September 1962 when she grew too ill to work, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a six-day- a-week newspaper column titled “My Day.” The column appeared in 90 papers in all parts of the nation and had a reading audience of over 4 million, making her the second most read female columnist in all of the United States. It would be unreasonable for us to send out a news letter each day, so instead, we have ‘Our Month.’ Feel free to circulate future versions of this to those who may have interest in joining, or supporting us in what we do!
What is Silver Wings?Silver Wings is a university, national, co-ed, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense and Air Power. The majority of the organization's members are not members of a military branch, though we do welcome all service men and women, and those in training. Our goal is to promote the understanding and importance of aerospace power and national defense as a whole.