This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, June 21. This month’s speaker is Maj. Michael Helpin USMC for “Fourth Turning.”
He is the Commander of MOWW Region XIII, Chair of the MOWW National Membership Committee, President of the Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conference Inc., and past Commander of the Santa Fe and Phoenix Chapters of the MOWW. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.
Helpin has done many things in many places but mostly in aviation and airport management. Among his accomplishments are standing atop Mt. Suribachi viewing the invasion beaches of Iwo Jima; piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress; and making eye contact and exchanging a friendly wave with Queen Elizabeth II in London. Semper Fi!
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east to the fire station (accessible from the southbound land 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 Research Park main conference room is from the ground level by use of 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 Cafe staff will be catering the dinner: Enchiladas 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, June 19.