Jayhawk Chapter
MOAA Newsletter


This newsletter is published by the Jayhawk Chapter of Kansas, The Military Officers Association of America, 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.

January Speaker:

LTC Dallas Eubanks, U.S. Army, Center for Army Tactics,

Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,

will speak on "Operation Iraqi Freedom Ground Operations"

President’s Corner

by Tom Carmody

Dear Fellow Chapter Members,

      The saying goes, all good things must come to an end. That is how I feel about the end of my tenure as president of the Jayhawk Chapter.

      I feel we have had a good year, six dinner meetings with interesting and informative programs, along with great dinners at the Lawrence Country Club.

      I want to thank all of you for being members of the Jayhawk Chapter and for attending our dinner meetings.

      Special thanks to those officers that have helped me.

             Bob Longino, first VP and president elect 2005.

Don Sheriff, second VP, our personal affairs officer and liaison with Ft. Leavenworth the past few years.

             Jeff Heeb, secretary for the past seven years

             Buck Newsom, treasurer for the past twelve years

      Also, thanks to the board of directors:

             Herschel Stroud, David Hanson, Jim Cooper, Bill Venohr and

             Lance Rombough

      And special thanks to John and Shirley Halladay for all the help they give. Thanks to Ron Meyers who keeps our mailing list up to date, and to Stan Sneegas, our web master.

      Please try to attend the January meeting and welcome our new slate of officers.



Volume X, Issue 1 
January 1, 2005
  LTC Robert G. Longino, USMC (Ret)
1st Vice-President:
  MAJ Ray C. Finch, USA (Ret)
2nd Vice-President:
  CAPT Richard D. High, USN
  COL. John Halladay, AUS (Ret)
  CAPT. Jim Cooper, USN (Ret)
  1LT Thomas Carmody, USA (Former)
  LTC. Erv Hodges, USMC (Ret)   
  CAPT. Herschel Stroud, USAF (Ret)
  LTC. Brit Bray, USA (Ret)
  LCDR Lance Rombough USN (Ret)
  CDR. Bill Venohr USN (Ret)
Legislative Liasion:
  COL Albert Ballard, USA (Ret)
Newsletter Editor:
  COL. John Halladay, AUS (Ret)
Web Master:
  LTC. Stanley A. Sneegas, USAF (Ret)

Inside this issue:  
Program 1
President's Message 1
Jayhawk Chapter News 2
Army News 3
Navy News 3
Air Force News 3
Kansas Council 3
MOAA Legislative Updates 4
Survivor's Checklist 5
Membership Application Form 6
Dinner Reservation Form 7


Please mail your checks to Buck Newsome
or include them with your dinner reservations.

 * Reservations should be sent to Buck Newsome by 15 January.

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