2015 Holiday Party – DC Area

NOFA DC area folks: Mark your calendars! It’s party time! Our annual NOFA Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 6:00-10:00 pm in the Club Room of The Solaire in Silver Spring. Please take a moment to login to the Member Area and make sure your directory listing is up-to-date. We will be sending out invitations shortly!

NOFA DC Chili Cook-Off

Please join us for our 2015 NOFA DC Chili Cook-Off!
Saturday, March 21st, 6-9 PM
Vienna Firehouse
400 Center Street South
Vienna, VA 22180
Please bring either a pot chili in a crock pot to enter the contest, a side dish, or a dessert. Drinks will be provided. An evite was sent out for you to RSVP and indicate what you will be bringing. Hope to see you there!

NOFA DC Holiday Party

This year’s annual NOFA Holiday Party will be held at the home of CDR Matthew Wingate on Saturday, December 13th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Mark your calendars! And please take a moment to login to the Member Area and make sure your directory listing is up-to-date. We will be sending out invitations shortly!

ACO/NOFA Summer Picnic!

DC-area folks: come join us for a summer picnic! The DC ACO and NOFA are inviting you to a family-friendly afternoon of swimming, games, food, and good cheer at CAPT Shep Smith’s farm in Great Falls on Aug 9th. For details and to RSVP, please message Amy Crocker using the Contact page. Hope to see you there!

NOFA DC Holiday Party

The annual NOFA Holiday Party will be held at the home of Commander Ricardo and Melissa Ramos on Saturday, December 1 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Join us for an evening of great food and happy spirits! The main dish and soft drinks will be provided. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine. Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Each year our holiday party includes a raffle and silent auction benefiting The ACO Scholarship Fund, The National Military Family Association, The Military Officers Association of America & The Reserve Officers Association. Please bring a gift basket for the Raffle or a Silent Auction item. $5.00 Donation for Senior Officers at the Door Holiday Attire We look forward to seeing you!  For more information, contact Melissa Ramos (301) 916-1494 or Cheryl Glang (301) 471-8028.

DC NOFA/ACO Summer Bash

Due to storm damage at Hidden Springs Farm, the ACO/NOFA Barbeque has been postponed.  We’ll post a new date and/or location as soon as details are available. If you have questions, please contact  Tara Smith – (757) 646-6194

36th Annual NOAA Fish Fry

Tickets are now on sale for the 36th Annual NOAA Fish Fry. Ticket price includes a wide variety of fish prepared by guest chefs from all around the country, side dishes, dessert, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Music provided. When: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 6:00 – 9:00 pm (rain or shine) Where: U.S. Department of Commerce – Cafeteria and Courtyard 14th St and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC Metro: Metro Center or Federal Triangle PLEASE BRING A PICTURE ID. Tickets: $30 Available for purchase at the following locations:

Silver Spring: NOAA Store, ground level of SSMC-2 HCHB: Bob Hansen, Room 6863 Suitland: Kay Collins, NSOF Room 1161 By Credit Card: (301) 496-6061 or (301) 402-6482

Save the date!

The Executive Board of the DC Association of Commissioned Officers requests you save the date for an Anniversary Ball on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at the Army Navy Club, 901 17th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006

ACO News

The 2010 ACO Board for the Washington, DC Chapter: President: CDR Ricardo Ramos Vice-President: CDR Greg Bass (ret.) Secretary: LTJG Laura Gallant Treasurer: LCDR Jon Neuhaus Executive Committee: CAPT Mark Ablondi CDR Mike Weaver CDR Brian Parker CDR Jim Crocker LCDR Peter Siegel LCDR Bill Mowitt LT Eric Johnson LTJG Matt Glazewski

NOAA at the TAPS Honor Guard Gala


Tom Brokaw and Cheryl Glang

CAPT Gerd & Cheryl Glang attended the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) Honor Guard Gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, representing the National Military Family Association and NOAA. The event featured honoree Senator Jim Webb, keynote speaker Tom Brokaw, and master of ceremonies Kyra Phillips from CNN.  Other guests of note were Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Major General Mark Graham and M.L. “Buzz” Hefti.  The list of attendees also included surviving family members of soldiers and sailors who have given their lives in service to our country. Information regarding TAPS can be found online at