21 February 2013 - 6th Annual Native American Business Expo|
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina will hold their 6th Annual Native American Business Expo on Friday, 1 March 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Charleston. There is a reception on 28 February.
WID Palmetto Chapter will have a booth at the event and our chapter president, Jennifer Osment, has been invited to speak during the lunch event on March 1st.
See flyer linked at More Info below for the preliminary agenda and additional information.
17 January 2013 - Navy Welcomes First Female Air Wing Commander|
Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, assigned to the Harry S. Truman Strike Group, welcomed the Navy's first female CVW commander during CVW-3's change of command ceremony Jan 4. During the ceremony, which was conducted at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., Capt. Michael S. Wallace, commander of "Team Battle Axe," was relieved by Capt. Sara A. Joyner.
"I am incredibly honored to be the 57th 'Battle Axe,'" said Joyner, a native of Hooper's Island, Md. "I stand here with great pride because I have been handed the reigns of an exceptional team."
Joyner said she is ready to lead the team in its mission to defend freedom.
"Our upcoming deployment will define our proudest and most difficult moments," said Joyner. "Together, we will go forward to protect our families' way of life. Let us be ready; it is time to bring the fight to the enemy."
At sea, Joyner flew the A-4E Skyhawk with the "Checkertails" of Composite Squadron (VC) 5 and the "Red Tails" of VC-8 before transitioning to the F/A-18A/C Hornet with the "Rough Raiders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125, the "Argonauts" of VFA-147. Joyner also served as executive and commanding officer of the "Gunslingers" of VFA-105.
Ashore, Joyner served at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., and as the Joint Strike Fighter Requirements officer for the Chief of Naval Operations Air Warfare Division (OPNAV N88).
Before assuming command of CVW-3, Joyner served as its deputy commander.
1 October 2012 - Your Participation Made it Possible! |
Based on the outstanding efforts of our XX Committee in putting the Military Woman of the Year event together to raise funds for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and your participation in this event, the WID Palmetto Chapter was able to raise and donate $8,250 to the Center. The check was presented at our September 2012 luncheon by our committee co-chairs, Katie Arrington and Kelly Russ, along with Harold Craw of the RiverDogs!
28 September 2012 - Welcome the new WID Palmetto Chapter Executive Board! |
Votes are in and the new Executive Board was announced at our luncheon on 28 September 2012. Congratulations ladies!
Jennifer Osment - President
Maura Christensen - Vice President
April Nadeau - Treasurer
Randi Holcombe - Secretary
Our sincere appreciation goes out to our previous Executive Board members, President - Elizabeth Nettles, Treasurer - Lesesne Phillips, and Secretary - Sara Dwyer, as well as to Jennifer for serving as Vice President. You are all Rock Stars!
30 July 2012 - Forbes Magazine Article on how the Rise of Women Transforms Defense|
This article on the contribution women make to the defense interesting shows that we do make a difference. Loren Thompson's article states, ". . . the rising generation of female executives in the U.S. defense industry is a very capable lot. They consistently deliver for shareholders and stakeholders, which is how they managed to best competitors for the top jobs." Click More Info below to read the article!
22 June 2012 - 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament|
Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton to benefit Salute Military Golf Association
Location: Coosaw Creek Country Club, North Charleston, SC
Details and Charity Registration Option information available through our
More Info link below, or sign up at http://www.golfdigestplanner.com/21212-smga/
30 March 2012 - Tricounty Blue Star Mothers Pancake Breakfast|
The Tricounty Blue Star Mothers, an organization that supports military families,
is having a Pancake Breakfast on 7 April 2012 at Fatz Cafe (in the Tanger Outlet
area). See their website for more information.
21 March 2012 - AFCEA Lowcountry Chapter's Semantic Technology Symposium Series - Spring Session|
The AFCEA Lowcountry Chapter is Sponsoring the Semantic Technology Symposium Series - Spring Session on March 21, 2012. The symposium is a full day of presentations and demonstrations featuring the application of Semantic Technologies to solve real world problems. This event is designed to showcase projects that have successfully developed and are working to deploy semantic based solutions. The guest speaker will be Dennis Wisnosky - Chief Technical Officer and Chief Architect, in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Department of Defense.
21 March 2012 - Mil-OSS LANT Conference|
Mil-OSS is pleased to announce the first Atlantic region annual conference, Mil-OSS LANT, hosted in Charleston SC. Mil-OSS LANT will focus on Open Source initiatives championed and supported by SPAWAR Atlantic, industry partners and other government agencies. The two day agenda will cover topics including Cloud computing, Mobile development, Crowd Sourcing, and other initiatives benefiting from and contributing to the open source community. Speakers will include representatives from the government as well as industry partners. Our goal is for all attendees and speakers to walk away with a better and shared understanding of open source in the government space.
Mil-OSS Golf Tournament
22 May 12
Patriots Point Links
23-24 May 12
7 March 2012 - WID Palmetto Chapter Member, Gitta Wombell, receives 2012 Maritime Association of SC's Beacon Award! |
Gitta P. Wombwell of Carolina Linkages/Safeports has been named the 2012 recipient of the Maritime Association of South Carolina's Beacon Award for distinguished service to the Port of Charleston.