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2012 SCA Reunion Highlights

See the 2012 SCA Reunion Photo Slideshow.
Photos provided by Betty McSwain, Jim Conrad, Doug Stephens and Cindy Stephens.

The biennial reunion of the Silver Caduceus Association was held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on September 26-30, 2012. A total of 215 people (123 members and 92 guests) attended the event.

  • The tours of Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC, formerly Brooke Army Medical Center), the Warrior & Family Support Center, and the Center For the Intrepid were enjoyed by all participants and stimulated conversations from earlier times at these places.

  • The MSC Disciplines’ Social Gatherings were also very successful in reuniting friendships of both active duty and retired personnel. The conclusion of the Golf Tournament was highlighted by a fun-filled dinner at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Clubhouse, Mulligans.

  • The Memorial Service for Deceased MSC Officers and Warrant Officers was a somber, yet fitting ceremony honoring our fallen MSC comrades.

  • Presentations covering a variety of topics from the current state of the Medical Service Corps to changes in TRICARE and Military Retirement were very interesting. The attendees certainly appreciated the information provided by each of the excellent speakers.

  • The SCA Business Meeting concluded with the election of SCA officers and SCA Board members followed by a formal banquet with superb entertainment.

  • Please join me in welcoming the new members to our SCA Board; MAJ (RET) Tom Barker as Treasurer, COL (AD) Mary Garr, COL (Ret) Ed Haraguchi, COL (Ret) Larry Keller, Sr., and MG (Ret) David Rubenstein. These new members were elected at the 2012 General Business Meeting. They join COL (Ret) Garrett Barron, COL (AD) David Bitterman, COL (Ret) James Vinci, COL (Ret) Earl McSwain, CW4, (Ret) Ed Shockley.

  • The SCA President, COL, George A. Waters, Jr., thanked COL Mike McGinley for chairing the 2012 reunion committee, along with co-chairman, COL Linn Danielski with his wife, Janice Danielski, and all of the committee members: COL Earl and Mrs. Betty McSwain, COL Johnny Johnson, COL Jim Vinci, COL Jim Van Straten, COL Tom Kistler, COL Johnny Conner, COL Dawn Smith, LTC Leon Childers, LTC Jim Martin, COL Phillip Swinney and Ms. Barbara Hagen.

  • Corporate Support For 2012 SCA Reunion: I would like to acknowledge and express the Silver Caduceus Association’s heartfelt “thanks” to those who provided donations for our SCA 2012 Reunion:

    1. Rick Berchin, owner of Creative Chocolates, who provided the coin chocolates at our Banquet.
    2. Jim Vinci and Endeavor Management for the computer flash drives provided to our registrants.
    3. Allan Arnette, President and CEO of Management and Technology Solutions, Inc., for sponsoring our Opening Reception.

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