Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 9/6/11



The floor is open this week for expanded discussions on networking needs and topics of interest.

During introductions, simply give your name, academy and class, and current occupation (or what new opportunities you're seeking). Then feel free to elaborate on any specific networking needs, or comment on any topics of interest. When we have no speaker scheduled, as is the case this week, there is more time to go into greater depth on any topic you'd like.


9/13/11: TBD/Open Forum.

3. SPECIAL EVENT AT WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES - Tribute to a Fighter Pilot:

On Friday night, 9/9/11, 1800-2200, Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum will host A Tribute to a Fighter Pilot. This special event will honor Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, USAF (Ret.). BG Ritchie was a Phantom pilot and Vietnam ace, and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21s. The event will include hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, as fighter pilots famous and infamous abound with tales and tributes. Registration is required, at, or call Alex at 303-360-5360, x110.

4. WEST POINT & THE CIVIL WAR - A Talk by Author Rich Adams (USMA '67):

On Tuesday evening, 9/13/11, 1800-1900, author Richard Adams (USMA '67) will speak at the Koelbel Library in Centennial. Here's a description of this event from the library's web site:

America began commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this April. Now, local author and West Point graduate Richard Adams will enthrall you with the story of a little known part of history. His recently-published book, "The Parting: A story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil War," follows a band of brothers who find themselves on both sides of the war in 1861. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the program.

Registration is required for this event, at

The Koelbel Library is located at 5955 S. Holly St in Centennial. Their main web site is at


Have a good week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
BizNet Coordinator

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. While the Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), 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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