2017 Hawkeye Greyhound Association (HGA) VAW VRC Symposium

VAW/VRC Officers Spouses Association Memorial Fund

 On July 3, 1993 the VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund was established. It was started as a result of two E-2C aircraft mishaps in which ten young officers died and eight children were left fatherless. The fund continues to support the men and women of the VAW/VRC community, providing scholarships to the children of the fallen and merit scholarships across the community.


Please help us support this noble cause! Mark on your CFC donation (#35747) or go to:  


Single Ticket Purchases

(Hurry!  Web Sales Close Tuesday, 26 Sep @ 2000 EDT)

Active Duty: $20.00

Retired/Government Civilian: $30.00

Corporate Registration – $300

Each Corporate Registration enables up to three (3) representatives to gain admittance as well as placement of a table for awareness and promotional purposes.

Registrants PLEASE NOTE: A consolidated list of all corporate attendees under this plan must be submitted to the HGA Treasurer for verification purposes NLT COB, Wednesday, 27 Sep.

Corporate Registration: $300.00

Our Featured Speaker
ADM Phil Davidson, USN
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Adm. Phil Davidson, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command/Naval Forces U.S. Northern Command on Dec. 19, 2014.A surface warfare officer, he has deployed across the globe in frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.

In his most recent assignment, he was the Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and the Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, while simultaneously serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa.

Davidson is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V,” a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State, and other personal, service, unit and campaign awards.


29 Sep 2017

  • 0745-0830 Registration
    • Please be in your seat at 0830 Cell phones off or silent
  • 0830-0845 Seats and Welcome
  • 0845-0915 CNAL Remarks; RADM Lindsey
  • 0915-0930 Community Update: Commodore Caceres
  • 0930-1020 NAVAIR Program Update: CAPT Hash, PMA-231; Team Hawkeye – NGC
  • 1020-1030 Break and Booth Time
  • 1030-1100 NAVAIR Program Update: COL Kelly, PMA-275 
  • 1100-1200 Career Progression and Opportunities Panel
  • 1200-1245 Break for Lunch
  • 1245-1330 Keynote Speaker – ADM Davidson, Commander USFFC
  • 1330-1430 Leadership and Work/Life Balance Panel
  • 1430-1445 Break and “Popcorn Time”
  • 1445-1515 Flag Lead – VADM Herm Shelanski
  • 1520-1530 Community Recognition & Final Thoughts

Corporate Team

Special thanks to: