National ACO ScholarshipsThe Executive Committee of National ACO Scholarships, Inc. has issued its annual call to high school seniors and college undergraduates for applications for scholarship awards for the 2010/2011 academic year. The two-page application form is available on the Resources page, under the heading “National ACO Scholarships, Inc.” Application forms may also be obtained by contacting Secretary/Treasurer Captain Dave Peterson, NOAA (Ret), by phone (301-921-6357) or email (kmpdhp -at- comcast -dot- net). Complete application packages should be sent to the corporation’s post office address (shown on the form) and should be postmarked no later than Friday, April 30, 2010.
President Signs Legislation for Military SpousesOn Veterans Day, the President signed into law S.475, The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. The law amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide certain protections for military spouses with regard to residency, voting and taxation. Spouses will have the option to adopt the state in which they reside or the service member’s state of residence. Here is the Statement by the President on S.475.
HonoredCDR Shep Smith’s family of Norfolk, Virginia has been selected as the NOAA Corps Military Family of the Year and will be honored at the 40th Anniversary of the National Military Family Association on October 28th in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Shep, Tara, Morgan and Ben!
NOFA DirectoryPlease update your address and email contact information in the member area of the NOFA website. A printable version of the NOFA directory will be available for the upcoming holiday season on November 1, 2009. Please update your information as soon as possible.
ACO NewsThe 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
National ACO Scholarship Awards 2009Congratulations to the recipients of the 2009 National ACO Scholarships! Each award winner will receive $1000 in support of his/her coming academic year.
- Ms. Casey Bulmer
- Ms. Alyssa McKay
- Mr. Daniel Moakley