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THE TEAM ORLANDO SEPTEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER

UPCOMING EVENTS September 18, 2013 Food Trucks at de Florez

Another Step Toward Improvement

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By Dolly Rairigh Glass

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and the Central Florida Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (CFL-NDIA) Integrated Process Team recently signed a charter officially documenting its goal to improve the strength of the relationship between NAWCTSD and Industry. READ MORE

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September 27-29, 2013 Annual CMWRA Family Beach Weekend More Information October 12, 2013 Navy Ball www.cfnavyleague.org November 9, 2013 Marine Corps Ball

Four Team Orlando Members Recognized by Magazine

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By Terri M. Bernhardt

Elearning! Media Group (EMG) recently announced the finalists for the 2013 Learning! 100 Award. Featured in the top 25 were four Team Orlando members: ADL (23), JTIEC (19), UCF-IST (16) and STTC’s USC Institute for Creative Technologies (14). READ MORE

December 2-5, 2013 I/ITSEC www.iitsec.org January 10, 2014 CPAG Defense Forum Breakfast 7:30a - 9:30a More Information January 17-20 Otronicon www.osc.org

ADL Receives Two Awards Courtesy of ADL

The ADL Initiative is the proud recipient of the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s (FGDLA) 2013 Eagle Award. This award recognizes an organization in the Federal Government that demonstrates unique leadership in serving the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. READ MORE

June 11-12, 2014 TSIS www.ndia.org June 14, 2014 Army Ball www.ausa-sunshine.org

DID YOU KNOW? WHY DO PEOPLE LEAVE COINS ON TOMBSTONES?

Back-to-Back Honors for NAWCTSD By Terri M. Bernhardt

While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking One of the greatest compliments an organization can receive is to certain graves have coins on them, be considered a great place to work and to publicly bear honors for left by previous visitors to the grave.

their employees’ accomplishments. The employees at the Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) know first-hand what it feels like to work for a winning team and a strong leadership program. READ MORE

NAWCTSD’s Meyers Settles In for New Role By Dolly Rairigh Glass

John Meyers, the son and grandson of steel workers, grew up in Pittsburgh and thought his destiny was to follow in their footsteps. “That was the tradition and what I was looking forward to do,” he said. But it didn’t work out that way, because his junior year in high school, the steel mills closed and after 28 years of work in the mills, his father lost his job. READ MORE

NAWCTSD’s Vik Nominated for Career Achievement Award Courtesy of NAWCTSD

Passionate, committed, and mentor are some of the superlatives used by NSA Orlando Commanding Officer Captain Steven Nakagawa in his letter of nomination for Selina Vik for NAVAIR’s Women of Color Career Achievement Award. READ MORE

Who Visited Team Orlando? By Terri M. Bernhardt

On Aug. 14 Monica Shephard, SES, Vice Deputy Director, Joint & Coalition Warfighting, J7, Joint Staff, visited Team Orlando. The primary purpose of her visit was to address the Acquisition Academy.

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NSA Combines Two Access Card Stations Under One Roof By Brian Roscoe, Public Affairs Officer, NAWCTSD

On Aug. 14, leaders from NSA Orlando cut the ribbon to officially open the new Welcome Center. This facility is able to issue both Common Access Cards for military personnel and DOD Civilians, as well as military retiree and dependent identification cards. READ MORE

These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin. A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited. A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed. According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans. In the U.S., this practice became common during the Vietnam War, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war. Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited. The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire. (information taken from THE NOBODY blog)

Respectfully submitting for Team Orlando: Terri M. Bernhardt Editor

“Giant Voice” to Aid in Communication By Terri M. Bernhardt

Recently, the Public Works Officer and Construction Manager at NCS Orlando announced the installation of an improved NSA Orlando announcement system, known as the “Giant Voice.”

Dolly Rairigh Glass Contributing Editor

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NCS Announces Two Upcoming Events

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On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., National Center for Simulation will host an educational legal round table event focused on (1) joint ventures options and key points to consider when forming a joint venture), (2) IP considerations in joint venture settings, (3) e-discovery and record keeping requirements, and (4) independent contractor/employee

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