4th Annual Black Tie Charity Ball

*****SAVE THE DATE for the 4th Annual Black Tie Charity Ball.*****

We are in the initial stages of planning our 4th Annual Black Tie Charity Ball. The event will be at the VBC North Hall on 4 August 2018, the Saturday before the Space and Missile Defense conference.

Our 2018 guest speaker will be MG (Ret) Lynn Collyar, Deloitte.

2018 proceeds will benefit the North Alabama Veterans & Fraternal Organizations Coalition (NAVFOC).

The North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition mission is to serve as a venue and communication conduit for member organizations, providing information sharing; a common voice for the member organizations on matters of common interest; coordination and sponsorship of events and activities of interest to the member organizations; and coordination of activities for charitable and educational purposes in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code Section 501c(3) or other appropriate regulations.

Attached are the sponsorship categories for your 2018 planning budget. You can also donate baskets for the silent auction or door prizes, or sponsor a Vet from the Tut Fann Veteran’s Home.

Please lock this date into your calendars. This will be another memorable evening. Share with as many friends as you can, we want to beat 2017 numbers.

In 2015 we had 150 attendees.

In 2016 we had 214 attendees.

In 2017 we had 230 attendees.

3rd Annual Black Tie Charity Ball

The annual Black Tie Charity Ball fundraising event provides financial support to selected Tennessee Valley nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to all Veterans and serving Soldiers and Civilians – active duty, retirees, and their families. This formal event is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of our Soldiers, Veterans, and Families.

This year’s Black Tie Charity Ball will benefit the following local charities:

Madison County Veteran’s Court

CASA of Madison County

Registration and payments may be made at: www.blacktiecharityball.com

or

https://www.facebook.com/events/1345206198892570/

 

 

2nd Annual Black Tie Charity Ball

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2nd Annual Black Tie Charity Ball

On 13 August 2016, the Army Space Professional Association (ASPA), Rocket City Chapter; the Rocket City Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association; and the Legacy 4 Korean War Veteran’s Foundation came together to host the 2nd Annual Black Tie Charity Ball.

The Charity Ball raised over $12,000 for our Veterans at the local Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans Home. This Veteran’s home offers first-rate senior living and care services for senior citizens.

The guest speaker for this event was LTG(R) William “Bill” Phillips. LTG(R) Phillips retired from the U.S. Army on 31 May 2014 as the most senior Army Aviator on active duty. He has 30+ years of aviation and acquisition experience in command & staff positions, and is qualified in the CH-47, UH-1, & OH-58. His speech was heartwarming and focused on the Veterans. LTG(R) Phillips received a thank you gift from the Treasurer of the Army Space Professionals Association, Rocket City Chapter, SFC(R) Phillis Reid.

In attendance were our most honored guests, 12 Veterans from the Tut Fann Veterans Home. These veterans served in WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and/or the Gulf War. Our hearts were all touched as they all stood and sang along to the National Anthem. The DJ played songs from each era our Veterans were at war. They had such a good time they will be invited to all the Charity Balls from here on out.

Also in attendance was COL(R) Victoria Miralda, Vice President, ASPA National and several members of the ASPA Rocket City Chapter.

The 3rd Annual Black Tie Charity Ball is scheduled for 5 August 2017 at the Von Braun Convention Center in Huntsville.

For pictures of the Black Tie Charity Ball, please click here.

Colonel Harry Xenitelis’ Retirement

Xenitelis retirement - February 16, 2016
Photo courtesy of Ms. Carrie David


Join us in congratulating Colonel X and his family on his retirement after 30 years of selfless service to our nation. Colonel X was awarded the Noble Patron of Space for his significant contributions to the operational success, advancement of missions, and the morale and welfare of Army Space.

To view the pictures of his ceremony, please click the picture above.

Good luck in your retirement X Man!

Noble Patron of Space - COL Xenitelis

 

 

Inaugural Super 5K & 10K: Mission Accomplished

ASPA Group

On February 7th, Super Bowl Sunday, the Army Space Professionals Association held it’s inaugural Super 5K and 10K at Columbia High School.  We had over 70 people sign up for our run this year, and next year will be even better.  Click here or on the picture above to see all the pictures on our Flickr page.  Thanks for all our association members and volunteers who helped make this a great success.

Thank you to all the runners that came out on a beautiful Sunday morning and helped us raise some money for our ongoing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math scholarship fundraising.

Also, thanks for the incredible support we received from our local industry ASPA run partners:  Analytix, Inc; Dynetics, and a.i. solutions.  We could not have pulled this off without your support!

Click here to see the results of the 5K & 10K.

Astronomy Day 2015

On Saturday, October 17 from 1-10 pm, the Von Braun Astronomical Society will host its annual Astronomy Day at the VBAS facilities in Monte Sano State Park. Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). All activities are free and open to the public.
On Saturday, October 17 from 1-10 pm, the Von Braun Astronomical Society will host its annual Astronomy Day at the VBAS facilities in Monte Sano State Park. Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). All activities are free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

2015 Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff

CFC KickOff Poster

The Team Redstone Combined Federal Campaign Kick-Off event will be held on September 22, beginning at 1:00.  The event will be held at the NASA Activity Bldg located at 4316 Digney Road.

Local Charities will be on hand to provide information about their work, and the AMC Band will provide music for the event!  Please plan to attend and help get the 2015 Campaign started off right!

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