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your safety, health and welfare ARE our MAJOR concernS

 

 

MICA POTOMAC NEWS Blog

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missed the 41st ai ball in 2019? plan on the 42d IN 2021!

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO DONATE - - CLICK ON DONATE LINK TO THE RIGHT AND DONATE IN 2020 OR ANYTIME!

The MICA Potomac Chapter has committed itself to the greater National Capital Region (NCR) military community by supporting Veterans activities, multiple Wounded Warriors Programs and active duty family support organizations with annual charitable donations. We do this through a series of chapter-sponsored events where we bring together the Army’s Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) leadership, senior government executives, and our industry partners for matters of mutual interest. In 2019 we hosted our highly successful 20th Anniversary “LTG Tom Weinstein Charity Golf Classic” and we finished our second event, the 41st Army Intelligence Ball 2019. We could not support MICA charities or generate academic scholarships without your commitment and generosity. (We are planning for our 2020 Charity Golf Classic (Now moved to 23 October from July. The 21st year that MICA Potomac has done this event!)) and we hope to sponsor another AI BALL (the 42nd AI BALL in 2021)). The AI Ball planned for 2020 has been cancelled but we anticipate we can all do the 42d AI Ball in 2021 (Date TBD). With your help we can do all this!


THE BELOW INFORMATION WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE WE NEED DONATION SUPPORT FOR THE NEXT AI BALL IN 2021 (DATE TBD). WE SINCERELY (AND SADLY) REGRET THAT THE AI BALL FOR 2020 HAD TO BE CANCELLED.  AFTER A HIATUS OF A FEW YEARS, WE WERE JUST RESTARTING THE TRADITION LAST YEAR (2019). BUT THE HEALTH AND WELFARE AND SAFETY OF OUR SOLDIERS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND GENEROUS DONORS IS TANTAMOUNT AND WE CAN TAKE NO RISKS WITH COVID-19 HEALTH CHALLENGES. WE HOPE YOU ALL UNDERSTAND AND THAT YOU WILL SUPPORT THE NEXT (42D) AI BALL WHEN IT CAN BE HELD NEXT YEAR (2021). PLEASE PLAN YOUR BUDGETS ACCORDINGLY SO WE CAN COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT TO THESE CHARITY EFFORTS. COME BACK TO THIS WEB SITE FOR UPDATES!


(PLEASE PLAN ON AND CONSIDER SUPPORT TO THE 42D AI BALL IN EARLY 2021 (HOPEFULLY!)). DATE TBD. Below are the categories used for 2019, and we are noting them here for information only for your planning and budgeting purposes; all these categories and prices are subject to change for 2021 . . . but please start to budget for attending and contributing to the 42d AI Ball 2021 using these basic categories and numbers. To make this a very special event and reduce the cost for individual soldiers and their guests, MICA Potomac requests that donations be considered in the following areas (A thru E below). Since MICA POTOMAC is a 100% non-profit, volunteer, charitable 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID # 74-2477077), any additional donation above the cost of an entire table for 10 ($1350) is 100% tax deductible. Please help us reach our annual charity goals by purchasing one of the following types of corporate sponsor categories . . . and . . .  ANYONE CAN DONATE IN THE CATEGORIES BELOW: 


A. REGISTER AS A CORPORATE TABLE SPONSOR. Includes:

* Seating for ten (10) people (includes complimentary drinks during cocktail hour)

* Corporate identifying logo displayed on dinner table

* Special corporate logo recognition in AI Ball Program

* Special corporate logo recognition on AI Ball posters and signs throughout Ball area

* Special corporate logo recognition on video displays during the event

* Special recognition in MI Corps Association (MICA) National Newsletter, The “Vanguard”

* Special recognition and mention on MICA Potomac Web Site with Corporate Logo for current and following year.

COST: $2500.00 each ($1150.00 tax-deductible)


B. REGISTER AS A CORPORATE PREMIER SPONSOR:  While it is early, it may be useful for corporate sponsors to know where MICA Potomac may need additional resourcing support to offset its sponsorship costs and reduce over all costs to attendees. We are again suggesting six (6) premier corporate donations, and these donations will be applied to offset MICA POTOMAC costs, with all donor funds going to MICA-sponsored wounded-warrior charities and scholarships in support of MI soldiers and their families (as we do with donor funds for the annual MICA Potomac golf tournament). The six special corporate premier sponsor opportunities for 2019 were (and these may change for the 42d AI BALL in 2021)

* Floral Sponsor: Offset cost of table flowers and special event floral arrangements.

* Refreshment Sponsor: Offset cost of pre-banquet networking and social period.

* Champagne Toast Sponsor: Offset cost of champagne to do official toasts at beginning of dinner.

* Dessert Sponsor: Offset cost of specialized desserts; (example: in 2019 Accenture provided to all attendees a 4-chocolate box set with embedded corporate logo – all edible)

* Entertainment & Music Sponsor: Offset cost of dinner and dance music (DJ).

* Advertising and Program Support Sponsor: Offset costs of advertising and program production.

COST: $5000 each ($3650.00 tax-deductible). 


Premier Sponsorship includes:

*  All items listed under Corporate Table Sponsor, plus the following additional items:

1. Special 1/2-Page Special Recognition Corporate Ad in the AI Ball Program

2. Special and unique Premier Corporate Sponsor Posters in Social cocktail area and Banquet entrance

3. Special and unique Premier Corporate Sponsor recognition on video displays during event

4. Special 1/2-Page Special Recognition Corporate Ad in The “Vanguard"

5. Special recognition as a donor in the MICA Potomac Annual “Weinstein Classic” Charity Golf Tournament Program and Event for the current year.


C. Group Table Seating Option (Non-Sponsor): $135 per person. This

type of registration should be used for groups of 3-10 individuals

who want to be seated together (i.e., military units, group of friends,

work colleagues, etc.). One person of the group should enter the

registration information (name, meal choice) for each attendee.

That person counts as one of the attendees and then they can

add up to 9 more. Includes complimentary beverages during

cocktail period; 3-course dinner (choice of main course),

champagne toast; red & white wine with dinner; specialty

chocolate memento; music and dancing. This is NOT a sponsor

table.


D. Couples Ticket: $270 per couple. Registration for two;

assigned seating. Includes complimentary beverages during

cocktail period; 3-course dinner (choice of main course),

champagne toast; red & white wine with dinner; specialty

chocolate memento dessert; and music and dancing.


E. Individual Ticket: $135 per person. Includes complimentary

beverages during cocktail period; 3-course dinner (choice of main

course); champagne toast; red & white wine with dinner; specialty

chocolate memento; music and dancing.


Should you have any questions about the next major Charity Events (The 2020 Weinstein Classic Golf Tournament now scheduled for 23 October 2020 (moved form the July date because of COVID-19 health and safety concerns)), or the 2021 AI Ball (the AI Ball is cancelled for 2020 but hopefully it can be rescheduled in 2021), please contact the events coordinator, Deb Beckworth, at:

potomac.vicepresident@micorps.org or any of the "Contacts" listed under the header "Contacts and Recent Events"




EVERY DONATION HELPS! Please be a Donor!

ADD YOURSELF AS A MICA POTOMAC CHARITY SPONSOR. DONATE HERE!

 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4TC9YRFJ3NNSY&source=url 


Are you ready to support local, well-established programs actively rehabilitating our wounded warriors and providing academic scholarships for our military intelligence soldiers and their family members?  You can rest assured that your contribution is being used wisely and for a good cause.




DONATE BY CHECK TO: 

MICA POTOMAC, P.O. BOX 523473, SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA 22152 


OR DONATE ON LINE AT:

 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4TC9YRFJ3NNSY&source=url 









THANKS ACCENTURE--PREMIER SPONSOR & OTHERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

PREMIER CORPORATE SPONSOR!

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

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THERE WERE SIX CORPORATE PREMIER SPONSORSHIPS FOR THE 2019 AI BALL. WE           SUGGESTED A  $5000 DONATION (COVERS A DINNER TABLE FOR   TEN AND OF THE DONATION     AMOUNT, $3650 IS TAX         DEDUCTIBLE).                


MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

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YOUR GENEROSITY IN        

 SUPPORTING MICA POTOMAC  CHARITABLE EFFORTS,        HELPING SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, IS GREATLY        APPRECIATED! THANK YOU!   



MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

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THANKS TO THOSE             CORPORATIONS WHO SIGNED UP AS TABLE SPONSORS!         


   FOR THE 2021 AI BALL WE PLAN   TO HAVE AT LEAST THIRTY          

         CORPORATE SPONSOR            TABLES   AVAILABLE             



YOUR DONATIONS HELP SUPPORT A GROWING NUMBER OF MICA   POTOMAC CHARITIES AND      SCHOLARSHIPS.               


PLEASE HELP, AND SIGN UP TO BE  A CORPORATE TABLE SPONSOR AT THE NEXT AI BALL!              

MICA POTOMAC "AI BALL DONOR HALL OF FAME"

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More About Us at MICA

One of many Chapters in the National MICA community. For info go to: https://www.mica-national.org/

Come join us, learn more about us, help us!

 MICA Potomac:  Always Out Front! 

The Military Intelligence Corps Association's largest chapter supports the MICA  Scholarship Programs, Army Intelligence Ball, Annual MICA Charity Golf Tournament, and more events related to Military Intelligence as well as Army Soldier and Family support programs throughout the year.

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SORRY IF YOU MISSED AI BALL 2019! BUT YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN ON THE 42D AI BALL (HOPEFULLY TO BE SCHEDULED IN 2021)

Now that we have recently concluded (on 12 July 2019)

 -- The 20th Anniversary of the "LTG (Ret) Tom Weinstein Classic" Annual Golf Tournament and concluded the 41st Army Intelligence Ball (21 September 2019) . . .


WE NEED YOU AT THE NEXT FUN EVENT!

THE NEXT ANNUAL "LTG (RET) TOM WEINSTEIN CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC" AT FORT BELVOIR, VA. NOW PLANNED FOR 23 OCTOBER 2020. This will be our 21st Anniversary of this Charity Golf Classic! 

Wow! 21 Years of MICA Sponsorship!


(Watch for more information on this WEB site and at your Army Headquarters or Corporate information sites about THESE and other MICA POTOMAC Events)

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Become a MICA Member

The Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA) is the premier professional association of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps, with the mission of preserving history, educating leaders, honoring professionals, sharing knowledge, and providing supporting award programs. MICA members represent active duty and reserve component forces, as well as Army government civilians, retired members of the Army community, as well as defense contractors and others who support the MI mission and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains “Always Out Front!” MICA has chapters located across the country. Typical chapter activities include membership meetings with guest speakers, community involvement events and special events honoring the MI Corp and out­standing MI professionals. For more information on MICA go to:

https://www.mica-national.org/


YOUR DONATIONS MATTER! (Go to "Events" for additional info)

CHARITIES MICA POTOMAC SUPPORTS

  

The Potomac Chapter of the Army’s Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA) seeks your support for a wide range of charitable activities for 2019. MICA is a 501(c)(3) organization tax ID # 74-2477077 as are the activities explained below, so all of your corporate donation is 100% tax deductible. DONATE AT:  

 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4TC9YRFJ3NNSY&source=url 


The Potomac Chapter has committed itself to the greater National Capital Region (NCR) military community by supporting Veterans’ activities, multiple Wounded Warriors Programs, and active duty support and morale welfare organizations with annual charitable donations. As the largest MICA chapter, we do this by hosting a series of chapter-sponsored events where we bring together the Army’s C4ISR leadership, senior government executives, and industry partners for matters of mutual interest. We could not host these events or support these military charities without the commitment and generosity of our friends in industry - the many defense-based companies that provide invaluable professional services across a diverse mission spectrum to advance the Army’s dynamic and global intelligence mission. Our consistent sponsors and donors include large system integrators such as BAE Systems, Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Inc., CACI International, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leidos, Accenture, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and a host of small businesses that routinely "give back” to the government agencies they support.

Donations are the key to success and on average, each year MICA Potomac raises $$20-25,000 to support various soldier-based academic and wounded-warrior-based rehabilitative programs. To enable our continuing charity efforts, we kindly encourage and cordially invite you to join these titans of industry by contributing any amount you believe appropriate. Based on historical contributions, we suggest large business donations average in the $1000-$3000 range with small business contributions falling in the $500-$1500 range. But again, please feel free to contribute any amount within your comfort level. Your tax-deductible donations will support the following programs:

MICA National Scholarship Fund: Donations provide financial support to enlisted soldiers and their families pursuing undergraduate-level college courses. Scholarship funds can be used for attendance (tuition, books and classroom fees) at any regionally accredited college, university, state approved vocational school or technical institution. Potomac Chapter has been donating to this fund since 1999.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF): This nation-wide program is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Your contributions help the two PHWFF chapters in the National Capital Region (Fort Belvoir and Quantico) and eleven other chapters located throughout Virginia.

Fort Belvoir Wounded Warrior Golf Program: This program is part of the Links to Freedom Golf Foundation which is dedicated to restoring a sense of normalcy to our wounded warriors, disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers through rehabilitative and adaptive golf programs at military and civilian golf courses nationwide. The primary focus is the physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of every participant while building a strong fellowship between participants and the greater golf community. Your contribution supports local soldiers and families right here in our own back yard at Fort Belvoir.

Veterans Fishing Adventure, Inc.: This is a locally based 501(c)(3) founded by a USMC veteran and his daughter in order to provide fishing and boating adventures on the Potomac River in Fairfax, VA, and the Occoquan River in Lorton, VA, to veterans and their families. The group runs a unique and specially configured boat that was built to accommodate wheelchair-bound veterans. First priority goes to those personnel under Hospice care and with mobility issues. All services are free and the organization is run through 100% volunteers and donations. Their goal is to have 20 boats in operation across the county in the next five years.

Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact MICA Potomac Vice President Deborah Beckworth: djazzb@yahoo.com or (703) 309-0199. Our Treasurer, Mr. Jeff Pendry, will work with you directly and provide tax contribution forms and receipts. He can be reached at: potomac.treasurer@micorps.org   or (360) 710-8158. Or email, call or text Barry Miner, MICA Potomac Secretary, at potomac.secretary@micorps.org. or 703-201-0412.

MICA Potomac Chapter sincerely thanks you for considering this request and supporting rehabilitation of our dedicated soldiers and defenders of freedom. “Always Out Front!” 

We Can All Be Proud of Our Intelligence Corps

A PROUD LINEAGE

MISSION FOCUSED SUPPORT

A PROUD LINEAGE

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On July 1, 2019, the Military Intelligence (MI) Branch turned fifty seven years old. When it was established in 1962, it was the Army’s first new branch since the Transportation Corps had been formed twenty years earlier. Today, it remains one of the youngest of the Army’s  basic branches. Yet, while the MI Branch is a relatively recent addition, intelligence operations and functions in the Army stretch back to the Revolutionary Period. A good history of Army Intelligence was done by Michael E. Bigelow, Command Historian, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. You can get more on this history at:  https://fas.org/irp/agency/army/short.pdf


MISSION FOCUSED SUPPORT

A PROUD LINEAGE

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WE GO WHERE THE BATTLES ARE, WHERE WE ARE NEEDED!


 IT IS OUR DUTY, AND WE HONOR THAT DUTY AS WE GO ABOUT OUR MISSIONS, 


ALL THE WHILE WE PRAY WE PROVIDE A SAFE FUTURE FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS,


AND . . . 


WE ALWAYS REMEMBER AND THANK THOSE WHO SERVED BEFORE US WITH DISTINCTION AND VALOR. 

MISSION FOCUSED SUPPORT

MISSION FOCUSED SUPPORT

MISSION FOCUSED SUPPORT

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The purpose of intelligence is to support commanders and staffs in gaining situational understanding of threats, terrain, weather, and civil considerations. Intelligence is both a process and a function that enables the Army to conduct unified land operations, and to support joint operations. Intelligence is the product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of available information concerning the operational environment, foreign nations, and enemy/hostile forces. Intelligence is inherently joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) and leverages the intelligence community. The Army focuses its intelligence effort through the intelligence warfighting function. The MI Corps has been doing these missions since its inception, always with distinction.

LIVING THE ARMY CORE VALUES

MISSION FOCUSED SUPPORT

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Military Intelligence Corps March 


Onward to victory! 

Our silent warriors to the fight. Onward to victory! 

Trained and ready day or night. Peace through intelligence! 

Here's to your health 

and to our corps. 

Strength through intelligence! Toujours Avant forever more



ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL

LIVING THE ARMY CORE VALUES

LIVING THE ARMY CORE VALUES

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Creed of the Military Intelligence Corps 

I am a Soldier first, but an intelligence professional second to none. 

With pride in my heritage, but focused on the future, 

Performing the first task of an Army: To find, know, and never lose the enemy. 

With a sense of urgency and of tenacity, professional and physical fitness, 

and above all, INTEGRITY, for in 

truth lies victory. 

Always at silent war, while ready for 

a shooting war, 

The silent warrior of the ARMY team.

LIVING THE ARMY CORE VALUES

LIVING THE ARMY CORE VALUES

LIVING THE ARMY CORE VALUES

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  • Loyalty


  • Duty


  • Respect


  • Selfless-Service


  • Honor


  • Integrity


  • Personal Courage



Contact US & PLEASE Send Donations To Support Our Efforts

Drop us a line! SEND A CHECK OR you can donate ON-LINE: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4TC9YRFJ3NNSY&source=url

COME BACK TO THIS SITE TO CHECK DETAILS FOR AI BALL 2021 (WE REGRET THE POSTPONEMENT FROM 2020)

MICA POTOMAC

P.O. Box 523473 Springfield, VA 22152 US

703-309-0199