Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Celebration at Squadron 188

By Lt. Col. Juan Tinnirello, CAP                   Photos by Lt. Col. Juan Tinnirello

1st Lt James Hipp and Capt. Lutz Heinrich
pointing at a tree ornament.
On 16 December, 2014 members of Amelia Earhart Senior squadron 188 gathered to celebrate the Holiday Season and spend time talking to each other.  Commander Capt. Luis

The tree ornament
Maj. Noel Luneau, 1st Lt. John Stevulak,
 Maj. Jeffrey Ironfield and Capt. Lutz Heinrich.
 Rivas welcomed everyone and commented on some of the achievements of this busy year.
1st Lt. Jordan Hayes was the main food
 1st Lt Jordan Hayes shaking hands
with Maj. Jeffrey Ironfield

 He sent an e-mail stating different types of food to choose from, so he could provide the right type and amount to satisfy everyone. He also prepared the salad.
1st Lt Hayes preparing a salad
After the celebration and enjoying the plentiful and tasty food, everyone moved to the classroom where a special presentation was made by the participants of a recent search mission for a missing aircraft.

Commander Capt. Luis Rivas addressing the group.

The purpose of the “round table” discussion was to analyze the mission as well as to learn from the mistakes so as to improve in the future.
2d Lt Eric Choate, a Mission Pilot with his Mission Observer Capt Doug Perreira determined the location of the missing aircraft, and together with Maj. Noel Luneau, analyzed the events that occurred during the mission.
Attendees enjoying the food and talking to each other.

Lt. Choate presented a series of slides stating items and events that can be improved on future missions.  Several other participants, directly or indirectly in the mission, offered their opinion on different aspects and events.

 Maj. Ironfield and 1st Lt Wayne Cao
helping themselves to salad
With the party and the presentation, it was a great way to end the year at squadron 188, sharing camaraderie and learning from each other what to do better in future missions.

The squadron will be dark from 16 December until 6 January, 2015, the date the next “All Hands” meeting will take place.
Feliz Navidad, Happy Holidays and prosperous New Year 2015 every one!

Several members talking with each other.

The audience at the “round table”
2nd Lt Choate making the presentation with Capt. Rivas and Maj. Luneau.

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