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Monday, May 6, 2013

Informal FAO Reception 9 May 2013 (1800-2000)

Informal FAO Reception
9 May (1800-2000)
For: DLI and NPS FAOs, DRMI students, spouses and International Students
Cost: $10
Attire: suit and tie for males; business suite or dress for females.

Contact for more information.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Admiral Stavridis take the lead at USNI. Here's a selection from his huge corpus of writing.

Admiral Stavridis selected to take the lead at USNI upon retirement. Here's a selection from his huge corpus of writing.

When I first met Lieutenant Commander James Stavridis in 1989, I
ADM Stavridis, SOUTHCOM Commander
had no idea that one day he would be the gold standard for what the U.S. Naval Institute is all about. Since he was a midshipman at the Naval Academy, he has been a faithful and thoughtful member of this professional society, and the depth and breadth of what he has written for the open forum—while remarkably still managing to rise steadily in the ranks to a four-star admiral—is unprecedented. I remember when he visited our headquarters in Beach Hall soon after he earned his first star and I greeted him as "admiral." Instantly, his reply was, "C'mon, Fred. In this family, I'll always be Jim." Family indeed. As we watch for Admiral Jim's next career move, his fellow family members are all proud to say we knew him when. We hope you enjoy this sentimental journey in words that spans his entire distinguished Navy career.
-Fred Schultz, Managing Editor, Proceeding

Read the whole selection here: 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Joint Asia FAO Social 22 February (1630) at Hulu's

Joint Asia FAO no host social Friday, February 22 at 1630 at Hula’s Island Grill off of Lighthouse Road in New Monterey!

More details to come here (including Evite link).  

Monday, November 5, 2012

November FAO/RAO/RAS/PAS Events

November FAO Events

09 November
Conversations in Carmel.  
Norman Naimark, the Robert and Florence McDonnel Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford University and author of several important books on the Balkans, discusses the current state of affairs in that part of Europe.
Recommended for 48C’s and 48E’s.
Please comment or contact for event RSVP information.

15 November
“Cybersecurity: Are We Headed Towards a Cyber Pearl Harbor or 9/11?” 
Dr. Dorothy E. Denning, NPS.  World Affairs Council Luncheon.  Location:  Rancho Canada Golf Club, Carmel Valley Road. Cost:  $25.  Reservation form found at:
Recommended for all FAOs.

15 November 
1600 & 1900(T) 
Presentation by Presidio of Monterey Exceptional Family Member Program and Medical representatives to ensure that FAOs and their families understand the impact of the EFMP on future assignments and to facilitate preparation for OCONUS PCS.  The 1600 presentation is confirmed; the intent of the tentatively scheduled duplicate presentation at 1900 is to offer spouses the opportunity to receive the same information.  More to follow on confirmation of the 1900 presentation.  Even if you do not have EFMs or dependents, you need to attend to understand the implications of this program on you and on FAOs who will work for you in the future.  
Mandatory for all Army FAOs.

29 November 
IRT Panel.  Several FAOs who have recently completed IRT or who possess unique FAO experience conduct a panel presentation and answer questions.  Participants include LTC James Morris (48G), MAJ Kevin Steele (48D), MAJ Kip Kowalski (48D), and CPT Don Cinnamond (48J).  Location:  DLI Post Theater.
Mandatory for all Army FAOs.

14-18 January – Joint FAO Course, Phase I.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Author Nataly Kelly Speaks on the Role of Translation 23 Oct 2012

Author Nataly Kelly Speaks on the Role of Translation 

1215, 23 Oct 2012, Irvine Auditorium, MISS

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Silcon Valley African Film Festival 12-14 October!

Silcon Valley African Film Festival 12-14 October!

The 3rd annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival to be held this weekend at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040

This year's festival is scheduled from October 12-14 and will showcase 35 films from 15 different African countries in one weekend. Film screenings will be held throughout the weekend, starting with an opening ceremony / Red Carpet reception on Friday evening (5:30 PM), daily film screenings on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM and a closing / awards ceremony on Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 PM. Event highlights include a parade of flags, African drumming and dance performances, workshops, panel discussions, post-screening talks with filmmakers, food and an African market.

Another main feature of this year's festival is the "African Diaspora Summit - exploring the role of Diaspora Africans in the African Renaissance" on Saturday, October 13 at 4PM.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

FAOA Monterey Fall Social Thursday 18 October at the Crown and Anchor

NOTE:  This event has been changed from the 11th to the 18th.

FAOA Monterey Social Thursday 18 October at the Crown and Anchor

You should be able to see the Evite here (if you have any issues viewing it, comment with your email and we will send it to you).  

FAO/RAO/RAS/PAS/International Students/Interested Professors:

Please join us for the Fall 2012 FAO Association of Monterey social event.  If you know of any FAO's that may not have received this invitation please let them know.  This event will not be formal and spouses are welcome.  Drinks and appetizers will be available at your own cost.

Please send any specific questions to:

  • Host: Tom Brooks (FAOAM Social Coordinator)
  • When:
    Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 PM
  • Where:
    Crown & Anchor150 W Franklin St Monterey, CA 93940

NOTE:  Next month we will have COCOM Specific Socials.