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October 7th – Save the date! Please join us in celebration of 50 years of the MOAA Greater Dallas Chapter.

 

Our keynote speaker will be Lt. General Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret) current president of MOAA.

 

Lt. Gen. Atkins is a native of Portland, Ore. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Portland and holds two master's degrees, one in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and another in national security strategy from the National War College. 

 

A command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in fighter aircraft, Atkins has served in a number of key command and staff positions, including commander, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C.; commander, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa, Japan; vice commander, 7th Air Force and U.S. Air Force Korea; director of operations, U.S. Pacific Command; and special assistant to the supreme allied commander Europe during the air war over Serbia. During his career, he flew as a demonstration pilot for both the European A-10 Demonstration Team and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. 

 

At the time of his retirement from the Air Force, Atkins served as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; commander, 11th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

 

He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster. Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and many others.

He and his wife, Laura, were the 2004 recipients of the General and Mrs. Jerome F. O'Malley Award, which recognizes the wing commander and spouse whose contributions to the nation, the Air Force, and the local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple.

 

Before becoming the ninth president of MOAA, Atkins served as president of Chronicle Media, a print and digital media company based in Augusta, Ga., that serves the southeastern U.S.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our 50th Anniversary Dinner.

 

Where:  Maggiano’s Little Italy on the East side of Northpark at US 75 and Northwest Highway.

Cost:  Only $50 per person.

When: Social hours starts at 1600 (hours), dinner at 1700 (hours), and the program from 1800 (hours) to no later than 1930 (hours).

Reservations:  Reserve NOW at www.moaagreaterdallas.org/rsvp50th.html.  

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