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Presented is the Norwegian Royal Guard Regiment (equivalent to the British and Canadian Guards regiments).
Our November dinner meeting included celebratory cutting of a United States Marine Corps 241st birthday cake with outgoing PAMOAA President COL Harold "Hal" Hostetler USA (Ret) as the honored guest. COL Charles M. Dunne, Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command addressed the gathering after the cake cutting.
The Honorable John Rowe, Mayor of Portsmouth VA, administered the oath of office in January to newly elected PACMOAA officers. John has joined PACMOAA.
Casey Shaw from the Elizabeth River Project was February guest speaker. The Elizabeth River Project is the non-profit organization leading community efforts to restore the environmental health of this great harbor river while affirming her value to our port economy.
PACMOAA member, CAPT Gordan Van Hook, USN (Ret.), gave an exciting and overview of international shipping and international pirating at our June scholarship banquet. He presented specifics about his experience with the pirating of the Norfolk based Maersk Alabama.
COL Irv Lindley, USA (Ret), Chair of the Portsmouth Mayor's Military Affairs Committee was our March guest speaker. COL Lindley, on the right, subsequently joined PACMOAA.
Our guest speaker for January was Jaime Areizaga-Soto who serves as the Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs of Virginia.
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