This month’s meeting is the annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration and is Sunday Dec. 10. Note the change in date and time.
This month’s speaker is Dr. Houston “Terry” Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins has spent his entire career in work related to nuclear weapons, first as an Air Force officer, then a scientist at LANL. He is now a LANL Senior Fellow working on nuclear counterterrorism. He will be talking about the relative state of nuclear forces in the world.
The meeting is at the Los Alamos Research Park in the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east to the fire station (accessible from 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 elevator on the east side of the building to the 2nd level.
The meeting begins with a social period at 1:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 2 p.m. The presentation begins at about 2:20 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 is catering the dinner: Beef Tenderloin and appropriate side dishes.
The cost of this special dinner is $30 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 Thursday, Dec. 7. Call LTC Gregg Giesler, USA Retired Chapter Commander, 505.662.5574 or Adjutant Eleanor Pinyan, 505.672.3750.
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.