Monday, October 24, 2016

Col. Randy Brandt

Silver Wings Over Washington
President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer/Secretary: R.N. Jurgenson
Members of the Board: Col. "Buz" Carpenter, USAF (Ret.)SR-71 Pilot, NASM Docent; Carole Sue CouplandCol. Eugene Peyton Deatrick, USAF (Ret.)Debbie V. GallawayHon. B.J.PennCapt. Zip Rausa, USN (Ret.)Ron David, Ex-Officio

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Our upcoming Silver Wings Speakers luncheon will focus on the flying experiences of Col. Randy Brandt, USAF (Ret.). This program promises to be action packed, please don't  miss it. We look forward to seeing you at the Army Navy Country Club.

Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that inspires, advocates and fosters a venue for learning through aviation, and a forum for networking among members and colleagues with notable speakers and camaraderie across the board. 
"What's Past is Prologue"

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The September 2016 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY,September 22, 2016

Our distinguished featured speaker
Col. Randy Brandt, USAF (Ret.)

Colonel Rand Brandt's Biographic Summary
Colonel Brandt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College as well as the National Defense University's National Security Management  program.  He began his career in 1959 when he entered Aviation Cadet pilot training, graduating with his wings and commission in 1961.  During the next twenty four years he was operationally qualified in five combat aircraft which include the B-52, F-4, A-7, O-2, and the A-10, for over 4,000 flight hours.  Included are 173 combat missions in SEA of which 78 were over North Vietnam.  He commanded a Tactical Training Squadron and a Tactical Fighter Wing.  He served on the senior staff at Headquarters Air Force and with the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
After thirty years of Air Force service, Colonel Brandt retired from active duty and entered the private business sector and corporate management world.  He retired from corporate management in 2003.  He currently serves on the Board of a national charity involved with aviation.  He and his wife Pam have six children and thirteen grandchildren.
Remarks for Silver Wings Over Washington
From my many years attending SWOW luncheons, I know most , if not all of you,  share my love and passion for aviation.  I continue to be awed by the aviation experience here at every table.  My own relationship started at age six when a family friend who had returned from flying in WW II, let me sit on his lap as he taxied his P-51 around Moon Township Airport which is now the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.  It continued with building flying models. 
Now I would like to share some of my own aviation experiences with you.  They include some famous aviation figures as well as events that are indelibly etched in my memory. 

Agenda for Thursday, September 22, 2016
2016 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
           East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
           West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
           Parking: Complimentary Parking
Area:   Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:   $38.00, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:   Thursday, September 22, 2016
1100:   Doors Open, Networking Time
1150:   Pledge of Allegiance
1155:   Blessing
1200: Exquisite plated entrée and dessert served
1255:   VADM Robertr Dunn, USN (Ret.) introduces our speaker
1300:   Speaker: Col. Randy Brandt, USAF (Ret.)
1345:   Questions from the Audience
1400:   Conclusion of the 2016 September Speakers Events Serie
Note: We need a count by Monday, Midnight,September 19, 2016 for the ANCC.  The ANCC charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, save the ANCC fee and RSVP with R.N. Jurgenson or e-mail/text or

    Membership Dues ($25) may be paid on September 22, or mail to our Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson, POB 20101, Washington, DC 20041 

Join us for our upcoming Speakers Luncheon at the Army Navy Country Club on Thursday!


 Ron David
 Silver Wings Over Washington