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44TH DIXIE CROW TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM MARCH 24TH-27TH
The Dixie Crow Chapter, of the Association of Old Crows will host its 44th annual symposium to be held in Warner Robins at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, Georgia. This year’s theme “Dominate the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in Contested Environments through the use of Agile, Resilient Systems and Architectures” will highlight the importance of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and the vital role that Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) provides in protecting our warfighters on today’s modern battlefield. Over 50 vendors will be present to exhibit some of the latest hardware and new applications that are the leading edge in technology.
The Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations (EMSO), Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.
If all of this sounds very technical, it is, but Robins Air Force Base personnel, both military and civilian, along with their industrial partners are on the cutting edge of future technologies that determine who will dominate the electromagnetic spectrum on the battlefields of tomorrow. The symposium highlights the work being performed at RAFB and the Dixie Crow Chapter takes great pride each year in recognizing their accomplishments by presenting individual and team awards to thank award winners for their service.
The symposium will get underway with the Hospitality Suite, to welcome this year’s participants, opening up on Sunday, 24 March at the Marriott Courtyard in Warner Robins from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Exhibitors will begin setting up booths on Monday morning at the Century of Flight Hangar; Museum of Aviation but for participants not involved with exhibits and that are looking for something to do on Monday, 25 March our John Wayne Carter Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Southern Landings Golf Course (Tee time: 12:00) just south of the base at Statham’s Landing. Information and registration for the symposium and golf tournament can be found on-line at: https://www.dixiecrowsymposium.com/2019-Symposium-Attendee-Registration
Registration will be open at the Marriott on Sunday evening as well as the Landings during the Golf tournament on Monday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM for anyone that could not register the night before. The schedule for walk-up registration at the Century of Flight Hangar; Museum of Aviation is provided below:
|Monday, 25 March||2:30 PM||5:30 PM|
|Tuesday, 26 March||7:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|Wednesday, 27 March||7:00AM||2:00 PM|
The symposium’s opening Plenary Session will begin Tuesday morning at 8:00 A.M., 22 March, at the Museum of Aviation’s Eagle Building, Scott Theatre. Attendees and guests will be welcomed by Mr. Matthew Bryant, Dixie Crow President. Col James “Mutt” Wilson, Senior Materiel Leader of the Electronics Warfare and Avionics System Program Office will assist with presentation of Annual EWA/ISR awards dispersed in a variety of categories to recognize individuals and teams for their outstanding contributions to the fields of Electronic Warfare & Avionics and Information Operations at Robins Air Force Base. This year’s Key Note Speaker will be Brig. Gen. Neil S. Hersey, Deputy Commanding General – Cyber and Commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School, located at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Electronic Warfare & Avionics Conference (EWA Conference) information may be found at: https://e.afit.edu/dfVWW64
Exhibits will open in the Century of Flight Hangar on Tuesday 26 March at 11:00 AM and will remain open throughout the Exhibitors’ Reception being hosted from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Members of the press are welcome to attend all of the events at any of the venues unless the session includes a classified briefing at which time you will be asked to leave without the proper security clearances.
The 6th Annual Crow’s N.E.S.T. (Novel Experiments with Science & Technology) continues to gain in popularity with local students and area schools. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Robotics displays and technology demonstrations, with interactive experiences will be on display Wednesday, 27 March from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The technology demonstrations are a collaborative effort between local military, government civil service, academia, defense industry, and volunteers designed to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. Interaction with the robotics displays and technology demonstrations will demonstrate to students that STEM can be both fun and engaging. Enthusiastic workers in STEM fields will also be on hand to answer questions and help students learn how they can prepare to enter the exciting world of STEM. If you ever wondered what a U-2 pilot wears during an operational reconnaissance mission, this is your opportunity to see an actual pilot flight suit.
Wednesday’s events will be capped off by our Annual Banquet held in the Nugteren Exhibit Hangar at the Museum of Aviation from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM that evening with Mr. Gene “Joker” McFalls acting as emcee. We are honored this year to welcome back Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold U.S Air Force (retired) as our guest speaker. You may remember Brig. Gen. Heithold when he served as Vice Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (2005-2007.) Tickets are required and may be purchased vie the registration link.REGISTER
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