First Coast Chapter

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First Coast Chapter welcomes you to AFCEA Jacksonville

An AFCEA Model Chapter


Come Dine with Us


Next Meeting will be in on 14 January 2015:

  Guest Speaker

CDR Matt Ghen

Commander 4th Fleet, CIO / N6

 "Coalition Interoperability and Security in Our Hemisphere"


ACEAJAX: Serving Northeast Florida's Active / Retired and Reserve Community in bringing together Industry and our Military leaders


The Jacksonville Chapter meets at the University Club in Downtown Jacksonville each Month for a lunch 1130-1300.  Come and enjoy the opportunity to network and hear from the leaders in our community in policy and technology advances.  Lunch runs $24 for non-members , $20 for members(slight increase for members).  Active Duty Military is admitted at 1/2 price thanks to our corporate sponsors.  We also accept credit cards!!!  Join now for reduced rates at !

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 "The ADAMS is Coming...the Adams is Coming"

 We are closer than ever to bringing the USS Adams Museum Project to reality.  We at AFCEA are committed to putting a computer lab on the ship as just one of the many projects associated with bringing the USS CF ADAMS to us reach our goal!!   More info is available at the Adams Class Museum Web Site at .  

Proceeds always support the Adams Class Museum . 


Congratulations to ET3 Linda Wilson of NAVCOMTELSTA JAX for selection as the AFCEA Jacksonville December Information Professional of the Month


AFCEAJAX is co-sponsoring Maritime Security East 2015 here in Jacksonville during March 11-12.  There will be High profile speakers, on water security demos and much, much more!  Check these links to find out more about the Conference.



Early bird registration rates extended to January 16th


The 6th Annual Golf Tournamentis rapidly approaching   All you Golfers and Golfer wanna be's ....time to sign up now!!!.. The AFCEA Jacksonville Golf Tournament for raising funds for Scholarships for local High School and College Students focused on IT and Sciences (STEM) has been a HUGE success !!!!   The next tournament will be held 22 May 2015 at the Deercreek Country Club!!   Money will go to building a lab training facility, supporting the 2015 Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair, providing scholarships for local students in STEM study areas! All of the money raised will stay or be reinvested in Northeast Florida and the surrounding area!!  Thanks for Being there.!!!!    

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  AFCEA Jacksonville focuses on Education, Networking, and Scholarship .....Come Join Us!  All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund!!!

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 Have you done your Hour of Code??   Time to get Progamin'Support this initiative...

Help America Keep Pace!!!  Goto


How about a free download on "Cloud Computing for Govies"....we all need to learn more and you can too at


 A BIG THANKS to AFCEA International for supporting our Science Teaching Tools efforts with a $500 check this year....we give to programs at local High Schools through the NEFRSEF!!!!!  We'll be needing Judges to the volunteers in judging the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NERSEF) this February....!


   Interested in current events in the world of IT and Cyber?  Check out our

Articles of Interest Above!!!


Guest Speaker - Jan 2015

Interoperability in Our Hemisphere

CDR Matt Ghen, C4thFlt CIO

Caribbean, South and Central America and special and focused area of comradery and group for the Hemisphere.  Keeping the seas open for commerce while closing the area down for illegal activity....not just a concern for the US, but for the other countries to the South.  Cooperation has many levels.  Commander 4th Fleet has the Naval portion of that to shepherd and keep effective for dialogue and communications.  Come hear the challenges and advance in the past 20 years towards an effective force!

Come One Come All....RSVP early so we don't run out of space!!

Thanks for Joining Us for our  meeting!!!


We are embarking on a new year with new goals and objectives.  The primary goal is get the word out about the great networking and scholarship activities we are offering to the Area.  Start with the Meetings and continue with Golf and other sponsored events.  Get Involved!!!!! Be EVER VIGILANT!  

Our February 2014 Meeting, be at the University Club on   Wednesday 11  Feb 2014 ......Look out for March when we will co-host the DHS Outlook Southeastern conference at JAXPORT (see links above)


RSVP is required to !!! 


    Check out the AFCEA sponsored upcoming events at and don't miss the Upcoming Events.


We really need your support at our meetings.  There are minimum numbers we must commit to so, please come and take advantage of the ambiance and the great Speakers so we can keep our program going and vibrant!!!   Please also join AFCEA at and help not only yourself in gain of professional knowledge, but our Chapter and become a part of an interactive International Community of IT Professionals!!


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Bob Whitkop, President