Dear AFTAC & LRD Alumni, Active Duty, Civilians, Family and Friends

There were 30 of us at the March 4th breakfast which included the Commander's from Det 45 and 46, the Senior Enlisted Leader's also from Det 45 and 46, LtCol Ross' wife and three children and Major Anderson's two children. Bryce Dunn President Maureen Hampson Treasurer Colorado AFTAC Alumni Association _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Bryce wrote: "Notified this morning by Maureen Hampson (Treasurer), Bill Schmied passed away last night (2023.02.25) at Lowry Hospice with his family present. After a long battle with cancer, may he rest in peace.

Earl Carroll Pierce passed away peacefully on December 29, 2022, in his home surrounded by family. He was 90.

Earl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was also a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, athlete, coach, sports fan, traveler, volunteer, outdoorsman and dog lover. Earl was born November 2, 1932, in Farmville, NC, to Raymond Pierce and Bernice (Tucker) Pierce.

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I went to Office Depot because they are offering to laminate your COVID card free of charge. I'm told to make sure that they copy front and back and laminate that instead of your original card. The original card should be kept in a safe place for future vaccination entries should they be needed.

This from Medicare. The link below provided detailed information. After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe - scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Don't share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use content you post, like your date of birth, health care details, or other personal information to steal your identity.

Protect Yourself You should get a COVID-19 vaccination card at your first vaccine appointment. If you didn't, contact the provider site where you got vaccinated or your state health department to find out how to get a card. If someone contacts you to buy or sell a vaccination card, it's a scam. If you suspect COVID-19 health care fraud, report it online or call 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477). TTY users can call 1-800-377-4950.

Thanks to Frank Calenda via AFTAC - LRD


AFTAC Memorial The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) Memorial is a project managed by the AFTAC Memorial Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the organization is to design, construct and maintain a memorial on the AFTAC HQ campus located at Patrick AFB, FL. This memorial will be dedicated to all those who lost their lives in service of the AFTAC mission since its inception in 1947, and will provide a solemn location to honor and remember these patriots. https://brickmarkersusa.com/donors/aftacmc.html We received positive feedback from our Colorado Alumni members to purchase a Brick to support the AFTAC Memorial. With the assistance of a local business, on 5/16/20 we purchased an 8" X 8" Brick with the following: To remember those Who gave their life For our Freedom LRD & AFTAC LEST WE FORGET Colorado Alumni