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2010 SCA Reunion Highlights

The 2010 Reunion in Colorado Springs, August 26-29, was a great success.

The reunion was kicked off with a fun reception on the Terrance Patio of the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs. There was food, fun, and renewed friendships in a very relaxed and beautiful setting.

On Friday & Saturday, Ed Hollingsworth set the stage with a warm welcome and introduction.   We were pleased to have many distinguished guest speakers during the two days to include the following: 

  • "Welcome to the Pikes Peak and Mountain Post Region" by COL Robert McLaughlin, the Garrison Commander, Fort Carson
  • "Homeland Defense" Information presented by Mr. Bear McConnell, SES, Director, Interagency Coordination, NORAD/USNORTHCOM, Peterson AFB
  • "Beyond the EPICON" by COL George Brandt, CH, Behavioral Health, Evans Army Medical Center, Fort Carson

  • Check out 2010 Reunion photos
    provided by Ed Hollingsworth.

    Photo of General Rubenstein and Ed Hollingsworth.

    Check out 2010 Reunion photos
    taken by SCA's Web Coordinator, Cindy Stephens.

    Forgot your camera?
    Didn't get enough pictures of the 2010 Reunion?
    SCA Honorary Member Betty McSwain is offering a DVD of 200+ reunion photos in exchange for a donation (large or small) to the SCA Scholarship fund. Check out some of those photos here.

    To request the DVD, please send your request along with your address, phone number and donation to:

    Silver Caduceus Assoc. of MSC Officers and Warrant Officers, Inc.
    P.O. Box 39514
    San Antonio, TX 78218
  • Presentation of the McDermott Cadet Library by Mr. Ed Scott, PhD, Director, USAF Academy
  • An MSC Memorial Service was conducted by COL (Ret) George Krueger and COL (Ret) Ken Lingle, and the Evans Army Community Hospital Honor Guard
  • Status of the Medical Service Corps presented by MG David Rubenstein, Commander, AMEDD Center & School, MS Corps Chief
  • "Boots on the Ground, A Captain's Perspective" presented by CPT Peter Erickson, 4th ID, Fort Carson.  This was an outstanding young Captain Infantry Ranger who led missions at the age of 27 - he was riveting speaker and the group gave him a standing ovation!
  • The SCA Membership Business Meeting was lead by SCA President  CW4 (Ret) Ed Hollingsworth.
  • The awarding of scholarships was made to applicants nominated by active MSC Network members. The Chairman of this Committee is George Hammond, and he stressed that this worthy program needs continuous membership support.
  • A Warrant Officer Social Gathering/Lunch followed the conclusion of the formal SCA sessions.

Friday afternoon social activities included:

  • Lunch at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post with entertainment by an Indian flute player, a Potawamie Tribesmen, who was removed from his family and sent to the Navajo tribe in Arizona as a teenager.  He was a fantastic flute player and story teller,  outfitted in his original Navajo Tribes attire.  Lunch was followed with a beautiful and magnificent bus tour of the Garden of the Gods Park, directed by a Step-On Guide.  She was fabulous and so interesting - She made us feel like we had a National Geographic historian in our presence.
  • The reunion golf outing on Friday at the AF Academy Golf Course was a popular function coordinated by Ed Shockley, and the weather was absolutely beautiful! There were too few in numbers to hold a golf tournament, but the AFA golf course graciously provided us tee times so our attendees could play the Blue Course.  This is one of the best golf courses in the Dept of Defense, and everyone who played enjoyed the experience and had good time.  Our tee times  enabled the players to attend the morning reunion sessions, and also finish in time to attend the excellent buffet held later that evening at the golf course.  Our thanks and appreciation is extended to those at the AFA golf course facility for their help and cooperation.
  • We ended the day with a special Colorado-style buffet dinner on the Veranda of The AF Academy Golf Club with a beautiful scenic view of the golf course. The Chef is rated with 4 stars for dining at the Best in DoD Golf Clubs. 

Saturday, the main social event was a formal banquet to end the reunion in style!  The formal banquet was held at the Marriott  Hotel with entertainment by the John Turner Quartet Band, all retired AF Academy Band Members who play at professional dance clubs throughout CO. The music was "In the Mood" 1940's Swing dance music with piano playing during the Cocktail Hour prior to dinner.  What a way to end a wonderful weekend of terrific guest speakers, outstanding social events, and renewed friendships!

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