AIR FORCE COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS,
AND COMPUTERS ASSOCIATION

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Our goal is to preserve and promote the camaraderie and the collegial relationship of all those who formerly served in the United States Air Force (AF) Command and Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), as well as the Cyber functional communities.  We promote the well-being and the best interests of those currently and actively serving in the these communities.  By doing so we hope to enhance the Air Force mission by striving to improve the effectiveness of information processing and dissemination systems and the personnel that acquire, manage, operate, and maintain them.
 

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On-line reservations are CLOSED for the , luncheon with .  If you missed the opportunity to sign up on-line, you are still welcome to attend.  Contact (C: 703‑965‑ 4705) to make reservations, or you may come to the event.  Charges at the door are .  A seat and meal for walk-ins are not guaranteed. 

NOTE:  You will be able to use a credit card (with or without a chip) or your phone using Apple/Google pay at the door.

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22 March 2017 Colonel (ret) Jim Abel passed away recently.  He was a life long communicator who many of us had the pleasure of working with both during and after our Air Force careers.  Jim is survived by his wife Kimiko, son Carter and daughter Teresa.  The date and place of his internment at Arlington has not been set.  We will this webpage when more information is recieved.

10 February 2017
The Board of Directors of the Air Force C4 Association congratulates the following Cyber Operations (17D) (formerly Comm-Info) officers who have been selected for promotion to the rank of Colonel.

Autrey, Jon C
Glasco, Ted D
Oti, Enrique A
Bodnar, Thomas T
Goeringer, Michael L
Phillippy, Brian K
Brown, Richard K, Jr.
Golembiewski, Joseph R
Roth, Marlyce K
Budde, Christopher M
Guimarin, Jeffrey A
Sarcomo, Gino
Caranta, John T, III
Hayes, Douglas P
Schwamb, Timothy M
Carter, Ivory D
Hlavaty, Jennifer P
Sinks, Michael A
Cleveland, Sarah U
Hunsberger, Michael G
Tate, Rashone J
Eberhardt, Bryan T
Kelly, Robert H
Whitaker, Greg D
Estrellado, Aldwin V
Kern, Sean C G
Yap, Gerald T
Fick, Jason R
O’Malley, Scott A
Zuniga, Deborah L P

23 January 2017
Lt Gen William Bender, SAF/CIO A6, announces the 2017 Air Force Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame Inductees:

SES (Ret) Kenneth Heitkamp
Col (Ret) Raymond French
Col (Ret) John Garing
Col (Ret) Linda McMahon

16 December 2016
AFC4A congratulates the following for being 17D’s selected for Wing/Group command:

Steven J Anderson
690 Cyber Operations Group
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX
Melissa S Cunningham
38 Cyberspace E&I Group
Tinker AFB, OK
Gregory A Davis
318 Cyber Operations Group
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX
Eric P Delange
688 Cyberspace Wing
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX
Brian R Denman
688 Cyber Operations Group
Scott AFB, IL
George B Kinney, III
624 Operations Center
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX
Marc L Packler
375 Communications Group
Scott AFB, IL
Chad D Raduege
AFELM DISA/WHCA
Anacostia, MD
Corey M Ramsby
55 Communications Group
Offutt AFB, NE
Lori L Winn
88 Communications Group
Wright Patterson AFB, OH

12 December 2016
We very much regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Cecil Harvell.  Not only a good friend, but Mr. Harvell was instrumental when we first started the AFC4A.  When we formed the AFC4A in 1990, we elected Cecil as its first Secretary and he served faithfully in that volunteer position until he and Helen moved back to Alabama in 1996.  He helped our fledgling organization through its formative years and was instrumental in getting us on solid footing.  He was honored in 2011 by selection to the Air Force Communications & Information Hall of Fame (now the Cyber Operations Hall of Fame).  This was an honor the he most truly deserved.  We will all miss him. [Obituary]

Anyone wishing to send condolences to the family, can do so to:
Jeff Harvell
2001 15th St N
Arlington, VA 22201

8 November 2016
Read Federal News Radio’s article, “Air Force’s procurement prototype avoids ‘shoehorning” IT acquisition”, regarding Lt. Gen Bender’s prototype initiative to focus on information technology acquisition and sustainment as a separate initiative, vice the process becoming embroiled in a major systems acquisition development.

12 October 2016:
Mark your calendars.  The 2017 Spring Update will be held the week of 1-5 May.  The Hall of Fame Dinner will be Thursday night, 4 May, and the AFC4A Golf Tournament will be Friday at 0900, 5 May.  More details will be added here as they become available.

5 October 2016:
See the Memorandum for all Airmen dated 23 September 2016 from Lt. Gen Bender, USAF, Chief Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, announcing creation of the Chief Information Security Office (CISO).

3 October 2016:
The Air Force cyber security campaign goes from one month to a full year.  See the article written by Mike Martin, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, titled “AF launches yearlong ‘Cyber Secure’ campaign.”

23 August 2016:
We were notified on 22 August that Gen Bowen passed away Monday, 15 August.  The date for internment at Arlington will be Thursday, March 16 at 9:00 am.  Our sincere condolences go out to his family.  A brief obituary found at Demaine Funeral Home is provided below.

Brigadier General (Air Force, Retired) Donald J Bowen, 87, of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family members on Monday August 2016.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the United Services Organization (USO), a favorite charity of the deceased or a charity of your choice.  The family would like to say a special thanks to Hospice of Greenspring Village and the team of caretakers at Kind Hart for their loving care and support.

The Secretary of the Air Force Chief Information Officer (SAF/CIO A6) Announces the 2016 Information Dominance Awards and John P. Jumper Award Winners

Picture of 2015 Awards

AFC4A's Recognition Program is a way of continuing to “serve those who are still serving” by providing tangible recognition to the top performers of the Air Force Cyber/ Information Dominance community.  The  AFC4A is proud to announce the distribution of over $9,000 in Amazon.com gift cards and checks to the winners.

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