This month the Military Order of the World Wars will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The speaker will be Col. Ted Spain USA (ret). He was the Commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade during the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the first year of the occupation. He will talk about his personal involvement in the following areas: the invasion plan, weapons of mass destruction, looting in Baghdad, conflict over who was in charge – civilians or the military, opening of Abu Ghraib Prison and Camp Cropper and the standing up the Iraqi Police.
The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez road.)
Entrance to the Reach Park main conference room is from the ground level elevator on the east side of the building to the 2nd level.
The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost.
The Hot Rocks Java Café staff will be catering the dinner: Fajitas and appropriate side dishes. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Please note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s). RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday, Feb. 19.
Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens. Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc.Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings.