MCARA Reunion, October 2015
As the current Marine Corps EW aircraft, the EA-6B, sunsets and the reconnaissance role of unmanned aircraft is expanded to take on more airborne EW capabilities in addtion to its current EO/IR reconnaissance, MCARA is excited to support this MAGTF transition to a robust spectrum maneuver warfare capability to counter the enemy's RF sensing, connecting and controlling capabilities. On 28-29 October 2015, MCARA is partnered with the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and MAG-14 to co-sponsor the Marine Corps Spectrum Maneuver Warfare Conference (http://www.crows.org/category/192-aoc-conferences/) at MCAS Cherry Point. Immediately after this conference, MCARA and MAG-14 will sponsor a 2-day (30-31 October 2015) VMAQ/VMCJ/VMC Reunion and 40th Anniversary of VMAQ-2 at MCAS Cherry Point.
MAG-14 and MCARA are inviting anyone who has had connections to the VMC / VMCJ / VMAQ community over the last 65 years to join the MAG-14 / VMAQ community in celebrating the past, present, and future of Marine Corps Aviation EQ. Reunion events will include:
29 Oct Thurs (1700): Welcome reception @ Miller's Landing Club
30 Oct Friday VMAQT-1 Hangar (0800 - 1200):
- Continental Breakfast (Coffee / Juice / Pastries)
- Flight line tours / static displays: EA-6B ICAP III / EA-18G / F-35 / RQ-7B
- System & squadron briefings in the Ready Room
- Tour of EA6B Simulators
Hancock Lodge Picnic Area (1300 - 1600):
- VMAQ All-hands Picnic
- VMAQT-1 Instructor / Student of the Year Award
Miller's Landing Club (1630 - 1830): Happy Hour
31 Oct Sat: Golf Best Ball tournament Cherry Point Sound-of-Freedom golf course (0800 - 1400)
MCARA Banquet @ Havelock Conference Center (1800 - 2300), reception (Cash bar), buffet dinner, guest speaker TBD.
Cost is free to active duty Marines and MCARA members and $20 for non-MCARA members (Golfers pay separately). Contact Len Ingram, MCARA Secretary, via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ricky Johnson, Cherry Point POC, via Email at email@example.com for registration, lodging, and base access information.