Jayhawk Chapter
TROA Newsletter


This newsletter is published by the Jayhawk Chapter of Kansas, The Retired Officers Association, as a service to all members.  The Jayhawk emblem is used with the permission of the registered trademark owner, the University of Kansas.  Publication is made at bimonthly intervals.  The newsletter is only as good as the material available, so each member is requested to forward news and other items of interest to the editor or one of the service editors.

September Speaker:

     Jim Weishaar

         Wachovia Securities Financial Network, Overland Park

       His topic will be "Long Term Health Care"

President's Corner

by George Schaeffer  


On Thursday, August 15, 2002, the U.S. and Marine Corps flags stood again in a corner of Peter M. Murphy's Pentagon office, almost as it was on 9 a.m. Sept. 11 2001, just before the plane hit. Murphy and 21 others became the first to move back into their rebuilt work spaces, as Pentagon renovation officials began making good on their promise to have workers back at their desks at the point of impact by the 1st anniversary of the attack.

With economic woes capturing the headlines, and Iraq emerging as a wild-card issue of the 2002 election, there is a growing debate over whether the USA should launch a war to oust President Saddam Hussein.

As we approach the 1st anniversary of this horror, please take time to remember those who lost their lives, the families whose lives were forever changed, and our military who are at the pointed end of the spear carrying out the fight against terrorism. The war is not yet over, please do not allow complacency to set in.

Volume XII, Issue 2 

September 1, 2002

  CAPT. George Schaeffer, USN (Ret)
1st Vice-President:
  COL. Charles Heller, USA (Ret)
2nd Vice-President:
  LCOL. Stanley Sneegas, USAF (Ret)
  LCOL. Jeffery Heeb, USAFR (Ret)
  CAPT. Buck Newsom, USN (Ret)
  CAPT. Jerry Nossaman, USNR (Ret)
  COL. Jeff Hambleton, USAFR (Ret)
  CDR. David Laury, USNR (Ret)
  COL. John Mosher, USAFR
  CAPT. Herschel Stroud, USAF (Ret)
  CDR. Frank Taylor, USN (Ret)
Newsletter Editor:
  COL. John Halladay, AUS (Ret)
Web Master:
  CAPT. George Schaeffer, USN (Ret)
Inside this issue:
 September speaker 1
 President's message 1
 Jayhawk Chapter News 2
 Air Force News 3
 New Members 3
 TROA Travel Tips 4
 TROA Legislative Updates 4

 TROA Benefit Information

 Reservation Form 9
Special Points of Interest:

Reservations for the September meeting should be sent to Buck Newsome by 14 September.