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THE ASSOCIATION OF THE CENTURY (AOC) THIRTY SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING/REUNION....BOWLING GREEN, KY....SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 August 2016

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THIRTY – SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING/REUNION

MEETING EVENTS AND PRICING

A. Registration Fee – $15.00 per AOC Member for the weekend unless you are E-5 and below.

B. Saturday, 27 August 2016 Events (Location-Hilton Gardens Inn, Bowling Green, KY)

          AOC Awards Luncheon: (1130 – 1300)
          Evening Reception / Banquet: (1700 – 2100)

Register online at http://www.the-century.org or download and mail registration form and check payable to “Association of the Century” to:
Linda Bruin
104 Bradbury Lane
Georgetown, KY 40324

Registration Deadline is 15 August 2016

NOTE: Hotel Reservations for the Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green, Kentucky
(1020 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103)
The direct # for reservations is 270-438-1072, ask for the Group Code: AOC
On-line registration is also available at:
 http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/B/BNABGGI-AOC-20160826/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Queen Double and King Single Rates Room Rates are $ 109.00 plus taxes.
* Hotel Rooms are available for Friday and Saturday Nights * Free breakfast is furnished at the hotel
**If you are staying at The Hilton Garden Inn please check block____
Hotel Registration Deadline is 29 July 2016

General Barron and General Tindall’s ‘Franklin Club’ Challenge

The General’s ‘Franklin Club’ Challenge Report
As of 16 June 2016

Seems like the Men and Women of the Century Division just couldn’t wait to answer the ‘Franklin Club’ Challenge first posted in the 2016 Winter edition of the Century Sentinel.  Checks totaling $7,350 have been received from the following 62 ‘Charter Members’ of the ‘Franklin Club’.

William D. Adams  Michael Mannarino
Maurice Allgeier J.D. Maples Jr.
Paul Baker  Clarence Martin Jr.
Robert Barnes Elmo Martin
Bill Barron  Bobbie Maybrier
Byron Bell  Charlie McBride
Richard Blain Michael McCorkle
Francis Bland Francis ‘Mac’ McDermott
Joe B. Brown Mit Merritt
Joe E. Brown Ronald Moss
William Brown Monte Nesmith
Linda Bruin Cyndy Nobel 
Richard D. Chegar Milton Nugent
Robert Cobb Larry Pierson
Janie Diamond Carl Platt
Roy Downey Albert Pomey
Douglas Draper Raymond Rodgers
Tilman Drury Richard Rowe
Brian Duffy  James Glen Russel
Lindsey Freeman Robert Silverthorn
Scott Garrett Earl Sosby Jr.
Fleming Gordon James Starr
Joel Hardin Dale Stewart
Larry Herzog John Swarts
Leo Hill Steve Thompson
Carl A. Hulsewede III John Tindal
James C. Johnson Karl Truman
Hobart Judd Tony Warren
David Jungquist Cleland White
Ken Kapp  Norm Williams
Allen Kessler Ben Zimmerman
Joe Lamkin  
Benjamin Livingston  
Mike Lyall  

What is The General's Frankling Club challenge? Click here to find out.


2016 AOC and Community Foundation of Louisville Scholarships

The Association of the Century in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Louisville has selected the following individuals to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship in 2016.  Congratulations to each of these outstanding young men and women listed below in alphabetical order:

1.  Jenny Begley
2.  Maria Donahoe
3.  Morgan Fallin
4.  William Hemingway
5.  Marisa Lee
6.  Grace Maurer
7.  Maya Messinger
8.  Paige Ostrowsky
9.  Emma Platt
10. Eleanor White
 

I look forward to seeing each of you at our 36th Annual AOC Reunion which will be held on Saturday, 27 August 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bowling Green, KY.  Register today on our website!


2016 Corridor of the Century Inductees

The Association of the Century is pleased to announce that the following individuals will be inducted into the 100th Division’s Corridor of the Century at the 36th Annual AOC Reunion at the 2016 AOC Awards Luncheon in Bowling Green, KY on 27 August. 

# 112  COL David Barnett

# 113   LTC Lawrence Herzog

# 114   LTC George (Ken) Kapp

# 115   CSM Harrison H. Guthrie

# 116   CSM Jack A. Perkins

# 117   CSM Manuel H. Thornton 


New Life Member of the Association of the Century

BG Jason L. Walrath, Commanding General of the 100th Division (OS) is pictured receiving his AOC Life Member #2142 card and his AOC Life Member Lapel Pin in front of the 100th Division Headquarters at Fort Knox on February 27, 2015.   Presenting the card is AOC Board Chairman MG (Ret) Bill Barron, Life Member #249.  Welcome to the Team Commander!


Brigadier General Jason L. Walrath
Commanding General, 100th Division (Operations Support)

Brigadier General Walrath commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1989. Following a year at the Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Scout Platoon Leader and later the Assistant S3. He then branch transferred to Aviation and attended flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Subsequent to aviation training he served as a UH-60 Flight Company Commander, Assistant S3 and later the Battalion S1, 1-52nd Aviation, Republic of Korea. The balance of his active duty assignments include; Aviation and Brigade C2 Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana and Battalion S3 for 2-291st Aviation TSBn (Attack), Fort Hood, Texas. BG Walrath’s USAR assignments include: Aviation Battalion S3, Aviation Brigade Chief of Operations (OIF I), Deputy Aviation Brigade Commander, Aviation Battalion Commander, Aviation Brigade Executive Officer; Deputy Director, Communication Action Group, CJTF82, Afghanistan and Commander, 2nd Brigade, Southern Division, 75th Training Command. Most recently, BG Walrath was a member of the Joint community serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Joint Enabling Capability Command, Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.

BG Walrath’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantrymen Badge, Senior Aviator Wings, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge and the Ranger Tab.

BG Walrath is a 1989 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He is a graduate of the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania with a Masters Degree in National Security Studies. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Aviation Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education - Joint Forces Staff College and most recently the United Kingdom Joint Officer Planner Course in Northwood, England. BG Walrath is an Army Aviator rated in the OH-58A/C, UH-1H, UH-60A/L, CH-47D, C-12D and UC-35A/B aircraft. Additionally, he is a former commercial pilot and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with various jet aircraft type ratings.

BG Walrath is a Wyoming native residing in Salado, Texas with wife Kathi, son Jake, daughter Olivia and retired bird dogs Jordan and Julia.


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