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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August Wall Wash

August 3, 2013- R&SL Washington past president Dave Gudes invites you to join him and other members of VVA chapter 641, as they honor the fallen by washing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  The group assembles at 6:30 am at the Western end of the Wall, near the statues of the three soldiers. Directions to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall can be found at http://www.nps.gov/vive/planyourvisit/directions.htm .  Parking: Regular participants suggest the best places to park for the Wall Wash are on the streets perpendicular to Constitution Avenue:  23rd, 22nd, and 21st.  Parking is free until 7:30 am.  Photographs taken by Dan Arant at the May wall wash can be found at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=0af50ddd737da8b9&id=AF50DDD737DA8B9%218497&authkey= !APOzHgMVg2V8t1w

The remaining Wall Washing dates for 2013 are August 3, September 7, October 5, and November 2.

How VVA641 started the Wall washing is outlined at http://www.today.com/id/30884929/ns/today-today_people/t/honor-fallen-comrades-they-wash-w all/#.UW9r1bVvN-Q . Many of the Veterans mentioned in the article (and the accompanying video) are R&SL members.

August 8, 2013 Meeting

Returned & Services League of Australia
Washington Sub-Branch
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-352-8550

Time - Noon to 2:00 pm.

Where –Amenities Room,
Embassy of Australia,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20036

Speaker and Topic:  USAF pilot and member of the SES Colonel John T. Manclark, will talk about his experiences as a "Red Eagle", test flying Soviet Aircraft.

Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.

Attire: Business casual

RSVP by noon on August 7 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973 at gmail dot com

NOTE: Valid photo ID required

Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.
Biography John T. Manclark - Prior to his retirement on March 31, 2012,  John T. Manclark, was a member of the Senior Executive Service, and the Director of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was responsible for all policy, resources and oversight of developmental and operational testing, and was the focal point for foreign materiel acquisition and exploitation.

Mr. Manclark entered the Air Force and was commissioned in 1969 through Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1970 and numerous tours in tactical aviation as a flight commander and operations officer. Mr. Manclark later served as Commander of the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron. He completed two staff tours, first as Chief of Aircrew Assignments at Headquarters Tactical Air Command, and later as Chief of the Policy and Programs Division within the Directorate of Test and Evaluation at Air Force headquarters. Mr. Manclark retired from active duty as a colonel in 1994 and entered the Senior Executive Service in 1995.  Additional details can be found at  http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6287

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 2013 Meeting

Returned & Services League of Australia
Washington Sub-Branch
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-352-8550
www.rsl-dc.com

Invitation to July 11, 2013 meeting

Time - Noon to 2:00 pm.

Where –Amenities Room,
Embassy of Australia,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20036

Speaker:  Mr. Stephen Harding. As a defense journalist Stephen Harding covered the conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Middle East and, most recently, Iraq. The author of seven books and some 300 magazine articles, he specializes in military, aviation and maritime topics.*

Topic: - Mr. Harding will discuss his book The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe.

 https://www.facebook.com/LastBattleinEurope

Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.

Attire: Business casual

RSVP by noon on July 10 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973 at gmail dot com

NOTE: Valid photo ID required

Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

*http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Harding/e/B001K8HIY2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1