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Spring is Here, Enjoy it with the JAA!
We've had a few days of sun (despite continued snow and ice), the students are headed on spring break, and registration for NATCON will be closing soon...  and we all know what that means... it's time for SPRING!

Welcome to Spring, Friend!

A lot has happened over the past few months and this newsletter will bring you up to speed.

Thank you so much for reaching out to your friends on our behalf - we are thrilled by the growth of our mailing list!  Can you think of anyone else you knew in Silver Wings, Arnold Air Society, or Angel Flight?  Please share this message (and this opt-in link: with your old college friends so they don't miss any JAA updates!

This issue's content:

Thank you for your continued support and participation - we are honored to serve you,

- Robyn Davis (Director of Public Affairs) and the JAA Board of Directors

Contact the JAA Board of Directors

President (Pete Mask) -- Vice President (Rhys McCormick) -- Development Officer (Kelsey Hendrix) -- Secretary  (Emily Jolly) -- Chief Financial Officer (Shawn Anderson) -- Director of Public Affairs (Robyn Davis) -- Technology Officer (Summer Folsom)
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Want to catch up with old friends, network with JAA and AFA members, help current AAS/SW members, and influence the future of our Joint Alumni Association?


(See event information below)

What You Need to Know about NATCON 2014

What We're Calling It: WASHINGCON

When It's Happening: April 18-22, 2014 (Easter Weekend)
  • AFA Luncheon - Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • JAA Social for AAS/SW Juniors & Seniors, AFA Members, and JAA Members - Sunday, April 20, 2014
  • Military Banquet - Monday, April 21, 2014
Where It's Happening: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Who Is Speaking: Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright (Monday Morning Briefing), Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning (Joint Opening Ceremony), General Mark A. Welsh III (Military Banquet), General (Ret.) Duncan J. McNabb (Board of Trustees Leadership Panel), Major General (Ret.) Margaret H. Woodward (AFA Luncheon), and Brigadier General (Ret.) Daniel P. Woodward (AFA Luncheon)

What You'll Invest To Register:
  • Option 1: Banquets Only - AFA Luncheon and Military Banquet ($120)
  • Option 2: Both Banquets, Conference, and Individual Hotel Room ($640)
  • Option 3: Both Banquets, Conference, and Shared (Quad Occupancy) Hotel Room ($314)**
** How Investment Option 3 (Above) Works: Unfortunately, we cannot reserve a quad occupancy hotel room until a request has been received by FOUR people of the same sex.  Instead of "registering" for a quad-occupancy room immediately, you will complete a "request form" to indicate your interest.  Once we have received enough other requests to fill your room, we will contact you for payment information to finalize your registration.  

Where You Can Register: JAA Registration Page

Where You Can Find More Information: Who You Should Contact For Even More Information: Kelsey Hendrix, JAA Development Officer

Vice President's Report

by Rhys McCormick, JAA Vice President

As the snow melts away for most of the country, the JAA Board of Directors has been hard at work making this organization run the best that it can. Kelsey Hendrix, our National Development Officer has done amazing work planning the JAA Social and other events happening at NATCON this year in Washington, D.C. Robyn Davis, our Public Affairs Officer, continues to produce these incredible newsletters. A special thanks to Shawn Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, for pushing through the IRS non-profit status process and Summer Folsom for coming back to the Board as the Tech Officer.
We want to know what direction you, the alumni, think the JAA should be heading down. I hope to see many of you in D.C. for NATCON so that we get a chance to talk about the future of the JAA. If you can’t make it out to NATCON, be sure to reach out to us via email or social media. We’re always looking for your input, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find us on Facebook or you can email the entire JAA BoD at

Financial Update

Information from Shawn Anderson, JAA CFO

The Joint Alumni Association (JAA) has committed to sponsoring two $250 scholarships at NATCON and making a substantial investment (approximately $1000) to host the annual JAA Social in collaboration with the Air Force Association.

As we focus on rebuilding our organization and increasing our future contributions in support of the current Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society student organizations, every donation improves the financial health of our organization (seriously... even $5, $10, or $25 makes a difference)!

(More) Recent Website Updates

Website Updates Completed by Summer Folsom, Tech Officer

Have you visited the JAA website recently?  If you haven't, go check it out!  Our NEW Tech Officer, Summer Folsom, has been changing things up to improve your experience.

Pay special attention to these recent content additions:
  • NATCON Information and Registration Links
  • Link to Request a Roommate/Shared Hotel Room for NATCON
  • NATCON Donation Information
JAA Website

We Need a One Year Trustee

by Rhys McCormick

The JAA Board of Directors is still looking for a one-year trustee! For any recent college graduates looking to get involved with the JAA, this is a perfect opportunity to get started!

The one-year trustee speaks as the voice of the recent graduating class, helping the board understand the needs of the students and younger alumni.
If you graduated last year and might be interested in this position, please contact either Pete Mask ( or Rhys McCormick ( They will be happy to answer any questions you might have!
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You're Invited!

Please feel free to listen in on our upcoming Board of Directors calls** on March 9 and April 13, 2014 (both Sundays at 4pm ET/1pm PT) by calling 1-712-432-3100 and inputting access code (228865) when prompted.

** Times, dates, and access code is subject to change... Please e-mail Rhys McCormick (JAA Vice President) to verify information above before calling in.

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