Speaker Lt Col Joe Abel flew the KC-135.

Order of Daedalians
P.O. Box 11261
Chandler, Arizona 85248

Joe Abel was also an IP in the T-3A "Firefly".

Meeting Photos:

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

Thursday, 12 Feb 2015
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Pork Tenderloin,
Chicken Fettuccini
Alfredo,or Fish & Chips.
(all come with vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea,
and dessert).
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)

Lt Col Joe Abel
(chick for biography)
Air Force JROTC
(click here for info)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual

12 Feb: Meeting
16 Feb: Staff Mtg
12 Mar: Meeting
with Luke Flight 33
16 Mar: Staff Mtg
9 Apr: Meeting
13 Apr: Staff Mtg
14 May: Meeting
18 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break
10 Sep: Meeting
14 Sep: Staff Mtg
8 Oct: Meeting
12 Oct: Staff Mtg

Page updated: 22 Jan 2015

Click for info on the Daedalians' seal.The Order of Daedalians honors, as its Founder Members, all WW I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on 11 November 1918. It perpetuates their names as the first to fly our country's airplanes in time of war. The Order's membership of commissioned, warrant and flight officer military pilots and WASPs, with its worldwide network of Daedalian Flights and its comprehensive awards program, supports the military services and other aerospace activities. The Awards and Scholarship Programs of the Order and Foundation encourage patriotism, integrity, and good character in our nation's youth; military careers as commissioned pilots; safety of flight, and excellence in the performance of military duties. The Daedalian Foundation's scholarship program also promotes study in aerospace disciplines.  For more, visit the Order of Daedalians web site (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
State of US Defense 2015 Click here for an informative service by service analysis.
Air Force Junior ROTC The objectives of JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.  Click for more.
Daedalian JROTC Award:  The certificate and medal set must be awarded to anJROTC outstanding cadet from the second year in a three-year program or from the third year in a four-year program who: 1) Has demonstrated patriotism, love of country and service to our nation, 2) Has indicated the potential and desire to pursue a military career, 3) Ranks in the upper ten percent of his or her JROTC class, and 4) Ranks in the upper twenty percent of his or her high school class.  The award should be presented by a member of the Order of Daedalians whenever possible Click here for more on the Daedalian award.
MOAA Spring Golf Tournament:  We're invited to play on 23 April.  Click for Details.
          Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Ret
          Vice Flight Captain: Dave Oldroyd, USAF Ret
          Treasurer & Jim Vandeventer, USAF
          Flight Adjutant: Jim Adkins, USA Ret
          Provost & Chaplain: Lew Welling, USAF Ret
          Elements Coordinator: Frank Stookey, USA Ret
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Ret
          Biographies: Royce Brownfield, USAF Ret
          Golf Chairman: Paul Wenz, USN Ret
          Web Site, Newsletter & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Ret

Normally, Willie Flight 82 meets monthly, September through May, on the second Thursday of the month, but the date can change (see calendar left).  The dinner meeting social hour starts at 1800, with dinner served about 1900, followed by a speaker -- we're usually finished by about 2100. Meeting location and other information are shown in the upper left column
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader listed in the monthly newsletter.


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