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Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society


[somewhere], San Juan, Puerto Rico      7-9 October 2016

Guest Speaker

Colonel (Ret) Gary Copsey

Colonel (Ret) Gary Copsey

Colonel Copsey retired from the Air Force on 30 Nov 2004, and was elected to the Board of Trustees at the 2005 National Conclave. He also serves as President, AFA Texas. His last assignment was as Commander, AFROTC Detachment 930 at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While there, he also served as the AAS squadron advisor, and helped establish a Silver Wings organization on campus. He entered the USAF through AFROTC Det 470, University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he was a member of the Earl S. Hoag Squadron, AAS. Colonel Copsey is a Command Pilot with over 4,000 flying hours in a diverse assortment of aircraft and missions including the UH-1N, C-141B and HH-60G. He has a varied command and staff background that includes work on the Military Airlift Command (MAC) staff as a programming officer, branch chief and director of protocol for CINCTRANS, joint staff experience on a sub-unified staff, deputy operations group commander, and flying squadron commander. He has also served in Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) Tanker Airlift Control Center as Deputy Director of Command and Control, and as Director of Operations Management, where he was responsible for organizing and operating AMC’s Crisis Support Staff. Prior to AFROTC, Colonel Copsey served as Chief of Staff of the Inter-American Defense Board, located in Washington DC. He is currently employed as a Lead Learning Performance Consultant at USAA. He is married to the former Teresita Atienza of Mexico City, Mexico. They currently reside in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas.

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Itinerary (summary)

  • Friday Check In: 1000
  • Saturday Banquet: TBD
  • Sunday Check Out: 1200

Things to do in San Juan

  • Condado Beach
  • Old San Juan (shopping, sightseeing)
  • More Things

Payment and More Information

Payment: $107

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