• 26 Feb 2016 11:54 AM
    Message # 3846108
    David Hart (Administrator)

    Montgomery Industry Partners (MIP) is a stand-alone informal association of both Montgomery area industry partners as well as the Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex community.  We are not affiliated with any other organizations.

    NEXT MIP meeting: 4 March 2016 0615, Building 500 Interstate Park, Room 507

    Lee Terrell (TSCTI), Arnie Regan, John O’Connor (Windmill)

    The MIP notes are intended for local Montgomery area Industry and Government Partners.  Recipients may choose to forward.  Any email lists associated with MIP should not be forwarded or shared outside of MIP

    FROM the Editor:

    If you have an item that should be included in the notes, please email that to MIPDistro@gmail.com NLT than 5 PM the day before a MIP meeting.  This will insure accuracy when being posted to the notes.  Thank you!

    Format Notes:

    • ·       The date at the end of the content indicates when the item was last updated.
    • ·       From the AFA Daily Digest
    • ·       No IT related items this week.

    ·       PEO/BES Changeover.  Lt Gen John F. Thompson, Commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, requests the pleasure of your company at a Change of Leadership Ceremony as Mr. Robert C. Shofner will relinquish leadership of the BES to Mr. Richard T. Aldridge.  The ceremony will take place 3 Mar 16, 0900, in the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Auditorium, Gunter Annex.  There will be a welcome reception immediately following the ceremony.  R.S.V.P. by 22 Feb 16 to 1st Lt Joyce Lewis, AFLCMC/HIZB, via e-mail.  (5 February 2016)

    • ·       AFCEA.  No events or news.
    • ·       Chamber of Commerce.
    • ·       Technology Conference.  Keep your calendars open for the week of 29 August 2016 for a major technology event in Montgomery.  Stay tuned for further details.  The working group has a theme established.  Stay tuned. The AETC Package authorizing the event has been signed and MC2 is now engaged.  (18 September 2015)
    • ·       MOAA The March MOAA Luncheon will be on 10 March 2016 at the Maxwell Club.  The speakers will, be Col Adam Willis, 908 AW/CC and his wife Elyse, who will talk about the unique challenges and programs used for family support during a reserve unit deployment.  Luncheon choices are Parmesan Chicken ($16) Cobb Salad ($14) or a Deluxe Club Sandwich ($14).Make reservations with John O’Connor (334.220.6532, sactrndklr@gmail.com) NLT 4 March.  (5 February 2016)
    • ·       Team Redstone Centers of Excellence Advance Planning Briefings for Industry (CE-APBI) 8-9 March 2016.  The theme for the CE - APBI 2016 is "Teaming for Global Collaboration to Enable Responsive, Sustained Readiness."  The Team Redstone CE-APBI is a continuing effort to keep Industry and academia informed of Team Redstone's technology efforts, requirements, and information on potential contract business opportunities, within an upcoming three to five year range.  Exhibits will be displayed in the Bob Jones Auditorium both days.  Approximately 400 representatives from industry, academia, and Government attended last year's event.  This year's CE-APBI is scheduled for 8-9 March 2016, and will be held on Redstone Arsenal, at the Bob Jones Auditorium.  The event will include briefings on 8-9 Mar 16, as well as a No Host Social on 8 Mar 16 at The Overlook.  During the No-Host Social, food and refreshments will be furnished for a $30.00 fee, and a cash bar will be available.  Advanced registration and payment is required for the No-Host Social and attendance to the CE-APBI.  To register go to: https://conference.redstone.army.mil/. Questions can be directed via usarmy.redstone.amcom.mbx.g3-apbi@mail.mil or by calling 256-842-9967.  (22 January 2015)
    • ·       Maxwell National Prayer Luncheon. The 42d Air Base Wing Chapel cordially invites you to the 2016 National Prayer Luncheon on 8 Mar 16, 1130, at the Maxwell Club Ballroom.  Go to https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=277813&k=006645017A54 or contact the Maxwell Chapel POC: Chaplain Quanika Bynum at 953-2109 for more information.   Deadline to RSVP is COB 2 Mar 16.  (26 February 2016)
    • ·       Cultural Awareness Day.   Cultural Awareness Day (CAD) is 11 Mar 16, 1100-1300, at the Maxwell Honor Guard Hangar, Building 690.  The event is a combined celebration of ten special observances: Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday, African American History/Black History Month, Women's History Month, Women's Equality Day, Holocaust Days of Remembrance, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, LGBT Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and National American Indian Heritage Month.  (26 February 2016)
    • ·       (and St Patrick’s Day is March 17th!)
    • ·       Alamo AFCEA Golf Tournament.  On 21 March 2016, the Alamo AFCEA Chapter will sponsor a golf tournament at the Quarry Golf Course, in conjunction with the TechNet Air Conference.  The proceeds of the tournament will benefit the Wounded Warriors and Military Widows Endowment Fund.  See the flyer at the end of the notes. (26 February 2016)
    • ·       AFA Issues Luncheon.  The Air Force Association Chapter 102's USAF Issues Luncheon will be held on 30 March.  Guest Speaker will be Maj Gen Timothy Leahy, Commander, LeMay Center & Vice Commander Air University. This event will be held in the Maxwell AFB Club Ballroom. Show time will be 1100 - 1130 with the event kicking off at/about 1130. Go to https://s01.123signup.com/Member?PG=1531364182400&P=15313641339580781420427500&Info to sign up. (19 February 2016)
    • ·       MITS. The Sponsorship Committee has started planning for next year’s MITS in May (23-26).  As companies finalize their marketing budgets for 2016, be sure you keep MITS at the top of your agenda.  Several of the sponsorships have already been spoken for.  For information on sponsorships email mitsgolf@afceamontgomery.org.  Mr. Rich Aldrich (PEO/BES) has invited the NETCENTS-2 primes Chief Executive Officers to attend a meeting during MITS to discuss the contracts.  He has also indicated that he will resume the contractor outreach events. (19 Feb 2016)
    • ·       Open House at Maxwell in 2017.  In the planning stages is an open house at Maxwell scheduled for 17 April of 2017, with an appearance of the Thunderbirds. (8 January 2016)
    • ·       Desert Storm 25 Years Later.  AFA’s Mitchell Institute invites you to join them for a symposium to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Desert Storm.  The symposium will be held on 9 March 2016 from 1300-1730 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. (19 February 2016)
    • ·       Visitors:
    • ·       N/A
    • ·       Personnel.
    • ·       Kenny Hickox is now Senior Program Manager with MacAulay-Brown, Inc. - Gray Enterprises in Huntsville.  His email is Kenny.Hickox@macb.com .
    • ·       Position(s) Available:
    • ·       Theodore Roosevelt:  A quotation attributed to Theodore Roosevelt on the internet about immigration is alleged from a speech in 1907.  In reality, it is from a letter Roosevelt wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919.  He passed away the next day.  It was read publicly at a meeting on January 5, 1919:

    We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin.

    But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American.  If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.  There can be no divided allegiance here.  We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.

    • ·       Key Links

    Key Links




    Gunter NETCENTS documents


    System Engineering Process Web Site


    Vendor Forums


    South Alabama Chapter PMI


    Montgomery Chapter of AFA


    Montgomery Chapter AFCEA


    FedBizOps DoD Opportunities


    MGM Chapter Military Officers Association of America


    DISA website


    Alabama Technology Foundation


    Montgomery Chamber of Commerce


    Alabama Council for Technology in Education


    Florida 8a Alliance


    Eglin AFB Small Business office


    Huntsville Area Technical Societies Calendar


    Silicon Black Belt news

    • ·       Calendar of Events.


    Event Name



    March 2016

    29 Feb – 4 Mar

    Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative  cyber security courses

    AUM Center for Lifelong Learning; 75 TechnaCenter Drive; Montgomery, AL



    Primary and Local Elections


    New Horizons 2016

    Marriott Hotel in Newton, Massachusetts.

    $475 by 12 Feb. Late fee of $50 after


    PEO/BES Changeover, Mr Shofner to Mr Aldridge

    SNCOA Auditorium, 0900


    MOAA Special Event: “White Lightning”

    Alabama Shakespeare Festival ($25 for tickets) limited seating


    National Prayer Luncheon:

    Maxwell Club, 1130-1300



    Team Redstone Centers of Excellence Advance Planning Briefings for Industry (CE-APBI)

    Bob Jones Auditorium
    Redstone Arsenal
    Huntsville, AL



    MOAA Luncheon: Col & Mrs. Willis (908 W/CC and wife) Deployment and support in Reserve Units

    Maxwell Club 1130

    John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (272-8061)


    PMI Monthly Dinner Meeting

    RSA Plaza
    770 Washington Street, 6th Floor



    Cultural Awareness Day

    Maxwell AFB Honor Guard Hangar


    Montgomery Marathon

    Downtown Montgomery and Maxwell AFB 0700-1200

    Access to Maxwell will be limited to Day Street Gate; many downtown streets will be closed


    St Patrick’s Day


    Alamo AFCEA Golf Tournament

    Quarry Golf Course, San Antonio



    Good Friday



    Easter Sunday

    April 2016


    MOAA Luncheon:

    Maxwell Club 1130

    John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (272-8061)


    PMI Monthly Dinner Meeting

    RSA Plaza
    770 Washington Street, 6th Floor



    Income Tax Due Date


    Passover begins

    May 2016


    Mother’s Day


    MOAA Luncheon:

    Maxwell Club 1130

    John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (272-8061)


    PMI Monthly Dinner Meeting

    RSA Plaza
    770 Washington Street, 6th Floor



    Montgomery Information Technology Summit (MITS)

    Wynlakes and Montgomery




    Memorial Day

    June 2016


    MOAA Luncheon:

    Maxwell Club 1130

    John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (272-8061)


    PMI Monthly Dinner Meeting

    RSA Plaza
    770 Washington Street, 6th Floor



    Father’s Day


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