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Annual chapter report to the ACA

AMMO Chiefs Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Report (2015)

The AMMO Chiefs Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ACAMC) submits the following 2015 Annual Report to the ACA
for review and filing in historical records:

Our Chapter had another busy year in 2015. We held four meetings during the year followed by social events. Additionally, some of our members participated in two fundraising events at the Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in April and September. We teamed with the Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA Ammo Morale Team (AMT) at RIR and donated a substantial portion of the proceeds to them to assist with AMT programs. To maximize participation at meetings, we varied our meeting locations to minimize travel for our regional members. This year we held our March meeting at the HQ ACC Munitions Directorate and our June gathering at the 1FW Munitions Flight, Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Our September meeting took place at Captain Billy’s Seafood Restaurant in Newburg, MD, and we finished out the year at Bill McCullough’s house in Fredericksburg, VA for our December meeting. At our June meeting, we did not have a quorum. During the September meeting, only one officer was present. Both meetings were subsequently validated via e-mail communications.

Our main efforts continued to focus on supporting personnel initiatives such as the Ammo Troops-in- Need program during the Christmas holiday season, recognition of Quarterly/Annual Award winners, recognizing Sharp Ammo Troops, taking care of our Ammo family in our area of responsibility, and Holiday Care Packages for the Ammo troops in austere locations. This year we received donations from the ACA, and individual ACAMC members, for the Holiday Care Package program for our Ammo troops stationed in four remote areas of Southwest Asia. Jackie Miller put together packages comprised of over $1,180.00 (including postage) worth of goodies for the Ammo troops. We received “Thank You” e-mails and cards from a couple of the recipients and they were extremely pleased with the packages. We appreciate all of the support we received for this ACAMC program! A special thanks again goes out to Jackie Miller for purchasing and shipping all of the items, as well as receiving a substantial donation of dental hygiene items from his dentist. The Chapter voted to send out care packages in June since the Ammo troops need some morale boosters during that deployment cycle.

2015 was not the healthiest year for our members and families. Frank Waterman is recovering from back surgery and his wife, Pokson, suffered a shoulder injury then got pneumonia. Bill McCullough and Yvonne Watts both had hip issues that took them out of commission for awhile. John Matthews’ daughter, Vicky, had a stroke and John and Myong went to assist her in Florida for a short time. Sharon Jacobsen was sick but seems to be doing much better now.

Nationally, we lost a few Ammo troops this year. The Chapter sent cards and donations to the families of these warriors who headed to the “great bomb dump in the sky.” Their losses are heartfelt throughout the Ammo community.

During the year, our membership increased by 1 to 22 voting members and we still have 4 Associate members. CMSgt David Jamison from Seymour-Johnson AFB, CMSgt Christopher Arnold, stationed at the Pentagon, and John Nye, Air National Guard, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, are our newest members. Stuart “Nik” Nikolas retired and moved to Georgia. Mike Robertson moved to Utah to pursue other work to aid the Ammo effort. Because of Mike’s departure, we needed a new chair for the Awards Committee. Dave Nixon graciously volunteered to step up to the plate! Bobby George PCS’d to Korea but still remains on our books since there is no chapter in his area.

Our fundraising consisted of Chapter dues, coin, hat, and shirt sales, donations from chapter members, the RIR, and a raffle of a White House Christmas ornament ($105.00 raised solely for the Ammo Troops-in-Need program). During the holiday season, we disbursed $755.00 for our Ammo Troops-in-Need program (one Joint Base Langley-Eustis and one Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC recipient).
During the December meeting, we held elections for the offices of Chapter President and Vice President. Jackie Miller was elected President and Yvonne Watts won the spot of Vice President. Our hats off to Eddie Fuquay and “Nik” Nikolas for their outstanding leadership during their tenure as President and Vice President, respectively.

Also at the December meeting, AIC Benjamin D. Latimer from Pope Army Airfield was selected as the “Sharp Ammo Troop” for 2015. A check, certificate, and coin were awarded to him.

As one of Eddie’s and Nik’s last duties, the Chapter Constitution and Bylaws was approved and signed.

Our events calendar for 2016 fills up our plate for the year. We will eagerly attack the challenges that we will face and shall continue to meet, socialize, and accomplish our Chapter goals. The ACAMC stands ready to take care of the troops and keep the Ammo flame burning!

Wilbur C. McCullough III
WILBUR C. MCCULLOUGH III, Secretary/Treasurer
AMMO Chiefs Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ACAMC)

Download a copy here!  2015 ACAMC Annual Report (FINAL)

 

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Midwest Chapter’s Annual Report

Here is the 2014 Midwest Chapter’s Annual Report.

Activities:
– Re-elected Gary Knighton as the Chapter Secretary/Treasurer
– Held several luncheons throughout the year
– Held one formal meetings during the year (the summer meeting was planned but got cancelled)
– Sponsored a hole for the WP Chief Group’s Golf Tournaments
– supported the Little Angels Fundraiser event
– Acknowledged the 4 AFMC’s Outstanding Munitions Performers for 2013

Members in good standing:
– Mark Gossett – President
– Don Myers – Vice President
– Gary Knighton – Secretary/Treasurer
– Harvey Ridenoure
– Billie Campbell
– Kevin Haldeman

Our ending account balance for 2014 is “available upon request”.

Projected 2014 activities:
– Hold several luncheons
– Hold Two membership meetings
– Support the AFMC’s 2014 Outstanding Munitions Performers
– Support the WP AFB Chiefs Group Golf Tournament
– Hold President elections

Have a great New Year.

Thanks

Mark ‘Goose’ Gossett

IYA AMMO YAS

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AMMO Chiefs Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter 2013 Annual Report

The AMMO Chiefs Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ACAMC) submits the following 2013 Annual Report to the ACA for review and filing in historical records. 

2013 was another great year for our Chapter.  We held four meetings during the year followed by social events.  Additionally, some of our members participated in a fundraising event at the Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in September.  To maximize participation at meetings, we varied our meeting locations to minimize travel for our regional members.  This year we held our March meeting at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, VA, our June meeting at the HQ ACC Munitions Directorate, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, our September meeting at Captain Billy’s seafood restaurant in Newburg, MD (our best turnout with 12 Members and 1 Associate), and we finished out the year at Bill McCullough’s house in Fredericksburg, VA for our December meeting.  With the aid of proxy votes, we had a quorum and were able to conduct official business at all scheduled meetings.  After our March meeting, we visited SrA Bryce Powers and his mother at the Veterans Administration hospital.  We were able to donate funds to help Bryce’s family cope with the rigors of traveling and maintaining their vigil.  Unfortunately, Bryce passed away on April 26th.  Four of our members attended his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery and six members attended the funeral service at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. 

Olen Sheperd passed away in January.  He was a major influence on Ammo during his many years at the Pentagon.  We sent a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project in honor of Olen’s lifetime achievements.  Phil Kennedy drafted a nice tribute to Olen that was posted in the Shell and Flame newsletter.

We made amendments to our Chapter Constitution and Bylaws, and they were approved by the membership.  The main changes were eliminating dues for our Associate members and expanding our area of responsibility to include South Carolina.

Our main efforts continued to focus on supporting personnel initiatives such as the Ammo Troops in Need program during the Christmas holidays, recognition of Quarterly/Annual Award winners, recognizing Sharp Ammo Troops, taking care of our Ammo family in our area of responsibility, and Care Packages for the Ammo troops in austere locations.  This year we received donations from the ACA, other Chapters, and individual ACA members for our holiday Care Package program for our Ammo troops stationed in remote areas of Southwest Asia.  Jackie Miller put together packages comprised of over $1,525 (including postage) worth of goodies for the Ammo troops. We received “Thank You” e-mails from a couple of the recipients and they were quite pleased with the goodies.  We appreciate all of the support we received for this ACAMC program!  A special thanks goes out to Jackie Miller.

We assisted Kyla Murtha’s family with a donation to help them meet expenses associated with Kyla’s mower accident.  CMSgt Dave Nixon informs us Kyla is doing great!  Piper Wilhide suffers from neuroblastoma and Dave Nixon is monitoring her progress for us.

During the year, we maintained our membership of 19 voting members and 4 Associate members.  CMSgt Dave Nixon and Kevin Hendershot joined the Chapter but we lost Chris Arnold due to a PCS move to Camp Darby, IT.  “Shot” took Chris’ place as the lead for our fundraising committee.

Our fundraising consisted of Chapter dues, coin sales, donations from chapter members, the RIR, and a raffle of a White House Christmas ornament ($47.00 raised solely for the Ammo Troops in Need program).  Over the course of the year we disbursed over $460 for our Airman Holiday Support Program (two Joint Base Langley-Eustis recipients).  We awarded a coin, certificate, and $50.00 each to AIC Zachary Winch of Seymour-Johnson AFB and AIC Tevin Ortega of Joint Base Langley-Eustis as Quarterly Award winners, and to SMSgt Steven D. Farwell from Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC as the 2012 ACC AMMO Annual Outstanding Munitions Manager.  Our Sharp Ammo Troop program ended up with a tie this year, so we recognized AIC Chase A. Bennett of Seymour-Johnson AFB and AIC Ryan L. Wertz of Joint Base Langley-Eustis with a coin, check for $50.00, and a certificate.  SSgt Jeffrey Plumb of Andrews AFB received 100% perfect test scores during his 2W031 tech school course.  CMSgt Ricky Hamada presented a Chapter coin to him.

CMSgt Stuart Nikolas was elected as Chapter Vice President during our March meeting.  He filled the void left by Eddie Fuquay who stepped up from the Vice President position to be our Chapter President when Pat Barcus departed.

In May, Frank Waterman retired from Federal service at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  Eddie Fuquay presented a certificate to Jackie Miller in recognition of him retiring on December 20th from his position with the JROTC unit at Charlotte, NC.  Jackie and Frank requested we send a $50.00 donation to the CMSgt Richard A. Gauvin Memorial Scholarship Fund in lieu of a gift for each of them. 

In September, we lost AIC Evan Curbeam of Andrews AFB.  CMSgt Ricky Hamada attended the service and the membership took up a donation to help out Evan’s family during this difficult time.

  Our events calendar for 2014 should keep us busy.  We look forward to the challenges that we will face, but hope we do not lose any more Ammo personnel.  We will continue to meet, socialize, and accomplish our goals. We take great pride in taking care of the troops and keeping the Ammo spirit alive!

Wilbur C. McCullough III

WILBUR C. MCCULLOUGH III, Secretary/Treasurer

AMMO Chiefs Association

 

 

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Annual Status of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Letter to ACA

AMMO Chief’s Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

2009 Annual Report

 December 31, 2009

 

 

The AMMO Chief’s Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ACAMC) submits the following 2009 Annual Report to the ACA for review and filing in historical records.  We have also included a copy of our annual fiscal report for your review.  

As expected, 2009 proved to be another successful year for our Chapter.  The membership gathered four times to hold meetings, socialize, and plan for current and future events.  With the aid of proxy votes, we were able to have a quorum and conduct official business at all the scheduled meetings.  Our main efforts continue to be focused on working on implementing the personnel support initiatives such as, Airman Holiday Support program, recognition of Quarterly/Annual award winners.  In addition, we continue to stay visible and solicit new members into the Chapter.  To maximize participation we continue to float our meeting locations around to minimize travel on our regional members.  This year we meet at the 1st FW Administrative facility (March), ACC Munitions Division Conference room (June), Mike Robertson’s home in Dumfries, VA (Sep) and finished out the year with our annual Holiday social/meeting at Bill McCullough’s home in Fredericksburg, VA (Dec).

Early in 2009 we appointed a By-Laws Committee which completed the Chapter Bi-Annual review and made required recommendations to the membership at the Mar meeting.  A line by line review of the By-Laws was completed and all suggested changes were ratified and the membership voted to accept the recommendations.  It should be noted the ACA Virginia Chapter name has changed to ACA Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ACAMC).  Copies of the newly signed By-Laws were sent to the ACA for review, approval and file (action complete).   

During the year, the Chapter membership grew with the addition of Yvonne Watts, Rick Bussell, Eddie Fuquay, Jerry Merichko, and most recently CMSgt Patrick Bowen.  We also sent CMSgt Kevin Lewis off to retirement in Florida with our thanks as an active member.  We are sure Kevin will stay in the AMMO business in some fashion and wish him the Best of Luck.  The current Chapter membership roll is 18 members and 3 associate members yielding $525 in annual dues.  Over the course of the year we disbursed $400 during the year for our Airman Support program, $250.00 to the CMSgt Richard Gauvin Memorial Fund at AFCOMAC and $200.00 to unit level award winners.  We solicited, but did not receive any unit level Ammo first-termer award packages.  The Chapter also recognized SSgt Chappell for his Outstanding Performance in the AMMO Career Field as the 2008 Annual AMRAMM award recipient.  Our chapter collected $419.00 in fundraisers from Chapter coins, hats, pens, and other opportunities.

In the ACAMC region from NC to PA the known possible membership base during 2009 was approx 30 Chiefs, representing all Chiefs in the surrounding states.  Of the 34, 18 are members in good standing and 12 are inactive.  We continue to pass ACAMC information to inactive Chiefs in email messages and information concerning Chapter events and gatherings in the hopes they will join the membership and participate in our Chapter activities.  Our three Associate Members continue to provide outstanding assistance.  

A nomination committee was appointed in Sep to solicit names for the Chapter Vice President position.  Jack Miller has done an extremely good job for our Chapter, but his two year tour of duty is ending.  The election of a new VP was ratified at the 12 Dec meeting and Mike Robertson was elected to fill the VP position as of 1 Jan 2010.  

Due to the ACAMC membership being spread out over five states (VA, MD, PA, NJ, and NC) and the District of Columbia, it is difficult to gather in force at meetings and events, but we plan for another active agenda in 2010.  We have notionally set a Quarterly meeting schedule for 2010 beginning in Mar 09 at the 1st FW Administrative Building.  We will continue to meet, socialize, and have fun while working towards enhancing the spirit and drive of the Munitions Community and to keep the AMMO Flame burning bright!!

//Signed, mrg, 24 Dec 2009//

MICHAEL R. GAVIN, President

AMMO Chief’s Association, Mid-Atlantic  Chapter (ACAMC)

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State of the Chapter Report – MidWest Chapter

ALL,

Here is the 2008 State of the Chapter Report for the Midwest Chapter:

– In 2008 we conducted two membership meetings, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.  All had a great time.

– We also had several luncheon meetings throughout the year.

– We paid recognition to the HQ AFMC AMMO 2007 top performers.  Each received a certificate and ACA Midwest Chapter Coin.

– We held our Secretary/Treasurer election and Gary Knighton was elected with his term starting 1 Jan 09.

– One of our chapter participants, Butch Paskewitz, moved to Robins AFB. . 

– We started the year with $438.00, collected no dues, donated $100.00 to the annual Chief’s Group Golf outing leaving the end of year with $338.00. 

In CY2009 we’ll have our normal two meeting with the dates TDB.

We also anticipate having several luncheons.

We once again recognize the 2008 outstanding AFMC AMMO top performers

We’ll be supporting the Annual Chiefs Group’s Golf event as well as the Chief’s Stripe 50th Anniversary  on 1 Dec.

That is it for now.

Have a great AMMO day!

Thanks

Mark C Gossett

President, Midwest Chapter

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