Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 2/19/13


During group introductions, tell us what's new for you lately, especially any networking needs.  It's likely someone will be able to assist with referrals, advice, or other help with your particular need.  Even if you don't have immediate needs, consider joining us on Tuesday for the long-term networking value.


LTC Scott Sherman (USMA '92) will provide an overview of the mission of the Colorado National Guard.  LTC Sherman is a fulltime guardsman in the state G3 office (Operations/Planning).  He recently completed his battalion command of 3-157 Field Artillery, where he oversaw the transition of the battalion's weapon system from Multiple Lauch Rocket System (MLRS) to High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

Thanks to David Graves (USMA '97) for arranging to have LTC Sherman speak with us this week.

-- 2/19/13: (this week):  LTC Scott Sherman (USMA '92) - see above.
-- 2/26/13:  Bill Sumner (USMA '78) will provide a mini-seminar on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   Bill is a neural psychologist, skilled in the latest in advanced neural technology.  He will talk about troubling developments in the standards for diagnosis of PTSD, and how the military and veteran support communities fall short in addressing it.  You will come away from this talk with very specific tools that will allow you to begin to ameliorate the symptoms and better understand this misunderstood condition in a radically different way.

If you'd like to invite a speaker or lead a discussion on any future Tuesday, just let me know at


Terri Shelefontiuk writes as follows, about an upcoming event.  She is Chair of the Female Veterans Action Committee for the American Legion, Department of Colorado.

I wanted to get the word out on an important event coming up for female
veterans on Saturday, February 23, at noon.  It is being hosted by the Smoky Hill United Methodist Church in Centennial.

As I go around the state and visit posts, and based on comments from my
committee members and several female veterans I know personally, the number
one complaint I hear is the hurdle and unfriendly culture they face in using
VA health care.

This year, one of The American Legion's National initiatives is a renewed
focus on female veterans. Reverend Dr. Kathy Haley, a FVAC member and former Air Force Lieutenant, will be leading a discussion after the screening of the movie The Invisible War, on
the 23rd.

This is an invitation to ALL female veterans (you do not have to be a
Legionnaire). We hope the event is informative but, most importantly,
provides an atmosphere of camaraderie.

When: Saturday, February 23
Where: Smoky Hill United Methodist Church
19491 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Centennial, CO
Join in an afternoon filled with camaraderie, as we explore
the epidemic of sexual assault, rape and sexual harassment
among both men and women serving in all branches of
the US military, documented in the flim
Movie and lunch at noon.
Roundtable discussions will follow.
***Lunch provided by the church***

RSVP to Reverend Kathy Haley

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.

My thanks for your continued support of all veterans,

Terri L. Shelefontiuk
Chair, Female Veterans Action Committee
The American Legion
Department of Colorado

Terri L. Shelefontiuk, GBDS
Sr. Benefit Analyst
Mercer | 1225 17th Street, Suite 2200, Denver, CO 80202, USA
+1 303 376 5927 | Fax +1 303 376 0087 |<><> | Mercer (US) Inc.


Have a great week.  

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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