Dr. Sig Hecker
This month’s Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 229 (MOWW) speaker will be LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Sig Hecker on “How Putin’s invasion of Ukraine destroys the Global Nuclear Order”.
Although we still don’t know how the war in Ukraine will end, we know that the suffering inflicted on Ukraine’s people by Putin’s war is horrific. We also don’t know if Putin will resort to tactical nuclear weapons in desperation, but we know that the war has destroyed the global nuclear order established over the years since World War II.
Although there are many critics of that nuclear order, it has allowed the world to harness some of the greatest benefits of nuclear energy, such as nuclear electricity and nuclear medicine, while avoiding its greatest dangers. The most important of these is the no-use of nuclear weapons in war since 1945.
This month’s meeting will be Tuesday June 20. We will meet in American Legion Post 90 2nd floor meeting room. The Legion Post is at 1325 Trinity Drive, down behind the Muy Salas restaurant. Enter through the side door to Senor Tortas restaurant and go up the stairway to the left just inside the outer door.
The Military Order of the World Wars meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. 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 is scheduled to begin at about 7:15 p.m. Dinner is available in Mango’s located on the 1st floor. For further information, call Gregg Giesler at 505.662.5574 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting will be a hybrid session including Zoom. Zoom will start at about 6 p.m. Zoom details will be in the reminder email on the Sunday before the meeting.
An 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. For additional information about MOWW membership, call Commander Gregg Giesler at 505.662.5574.