NBARC March Meeting is on March 1, 2021

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Our [NBARC] New Bern Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting is THIS MONDAY night (March 1, 2021) @ 6:30 PM at Moore’s BBQ!
It’s a very good time to be involved with Ham Radio! MANY are asking about becoming Licensed Hams! The times we are living in and recent events bring our hobby to an even greater awareness! This is WHY we will be having two “very special” guest speakers this MONDAY!!!
Guest Speaker 1- Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ
Guest Speaker 2- US Navy Cyber Security Expert & Computer forensics Doug Gould, N2EKH
Come out EARLY and get a good seat and EAT!!  We are expecting a large crowd and we will have a PA system set up so everyone can hear our special guest speakers! – You DO NOT want to Miss this Meeting!!!  (read more below)
I promise you one of the BEST meetings we have ever had!!!  Bring a friend!!!  We will begin promptly @ 6:30 PM


What:  [NBARC] Monthly Meetings
When:  March 1, 2021 – EVERY 1st Monday of the Month @ 6:30 PM – Come @ 6:00 PM for Dinner.
Why:  To Promote and Discuss Club-related activities and the Ham Radio hobby, Have dinner & Fellowship!
Where:  Moore’s Olde Tyme BBQ, Chicken & Seafood, 3621 Dr. MLK Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562, Ph: (252) 638-3937,
Who:  Any Hams and their Friends & Family as well as the General Public who may be interested in Ham Radio.
Speakers:  Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ -AND- US Navy Cyber Security Expert & Computer forensics Doug Gould, N2EKH
Club Info:  146.610 Mhz  -600Khz  Tone 100Hz ( Repeater Site Located in Pollocksville NC ) ( 100 W @ 100 ft )

Our Past President, Dave Warwick, K4DJW will be bringing a keyer project he has been working on for a brief “Show-n-Tell” before our Guest speakers.

*** Our Guest Speakers:  1- Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ ***
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ is an eastern NC native. He is active with both the [WCARA] Wayne and [CCARS] Carteret Co Amateur Radio Clubs. He was born in New Bern and grew up in Havelock in 1953 to a father who served as Havelock Police Chief and would later serve as a CID investigator for the US Marine Corps, and a mother who worked as a civilian in Communications at Cherry Point Marine Air Station. Pete graduated from Havelock High School where he was a quarterback on the football team and was very active in Boy Scouting, Pete achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16.
Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ, his first stint of military service came when he interrupted his undergraduate education
to volunteer for the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He served a 3-year tour of duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59).  There he recalls standing in line to make phone calls (radio patches) back home via the Ships Radio (MARS Net) which sparked his interest in Ham Radio. Pete joined the US Air Force in 1983, and served for 30 years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In the Air Force, Pete completed the Squadron Officers School, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College.  During his Air Force career, he was stationed for 2-years at Pope Air Force Base and 21 years at Seymour Johnson Air Force base.
In 1986, Pete was named Officer in Charge of the Air Force Presidential Honor Guard at the Reagan White House, where he served until 1989. In that capacity, he was awarded Top Secret Security Clearance, Presidential Access. The Honor Guard is an elite, prestigious unit that only accepts one percent of applicants. Pete considers this opportunity to get to know President Reagan one of the high points of his career. Reporting directly to the president, Pete served as the United States Air Force Presidential Honor Guard during the terms of both US Presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  Pete served a tour of duty in Germany where he was a Senior War Plans Officer, helping refine and update plans to defend Israel and America’s NATO allies in the event of an attack. He served in Combat Support Operations for Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, and the Global War on Terror.
During his Air Force career, Pete was awarded 11 military decorations including 5 Meritorious Service Medals, the military’s highest non-combat award, 4 Air Force Achievement Medals, 1 Air Force Commendation Medal, and 1 Joint Service Achievement Medal.
The same year he retired from the Air Force, Pete was encouraged to run for the town council in Walnut Creek in Goldsboro, NC, where he campaigned on stopping a project that he considered involved too much spending, borrowing, and taxation. He won the election and had a major role in stopping that project. He subsequently ran for and won a second term on the council. Pete also served by appointment of the county commission on the Wayne County Planning Board, where he was also a vice-chairman. He was appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Military Affairs Commission during the administration of Governor McCrory.
While on active duty at Boling AFB, Benton met his wife, Cindy Wiley, an Air Force Captain and dentist. Pete lives with his wife of 30 years, Cindy, in Morehead City, Carteret County, and they maintain a second home in Walnut Creek in Goldsboro, NC. Cindy has worked in the dental field in both military and civilian capacities. She was in active service in the Air Force medical corps in both Desert Storm and Desert Shield and retired with the rank of major. Cindy has retired from practicing as an orthodontist. She is a past president of the North Carolina Dental Society and of the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists.
More links about Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ below:

*** Our Guest Speakers:  2- US Navy Cyber Security Expert & Computer forensics Doug Gould, N2EKH ***
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benton, KK4QAZ will be also bringing Doug Gould, N2EKH a Top US Navy Cyber-Security Expert, involved with electronic warfare with a master’s in computer science who has helped the US Government break some very high “recent” security threats to the US. (I can’t say more here via e-mail, but you DO NOT want to miss this Meeting!!!)
Doug Gould, N2EKH is an active Ham with an ICOM IC-7300 and an MFJ 43 ft Vertical antenna in Morehead City. He is not involved currently with any area Ham clubs so many may not know him or know his name. Doug was a NAVY US Cyber Security Expert (E6) with a BIG LONG history in Intelligence gathering and electronic warfare and worked with BELL Laboratories and a Pioneer in Computer forensics. Doug will absolutely blow everyone’s Mind!!!! You will be on the edge of your seat as he shares with us how these “recent election” events occurred and several other “very very interesting” and “relevant” things going on in our Nation right now!!!! I really cannot share too much in this e-mail But Please do NOT miss this meeting If you Love our Country and Love Our Constitutional rights, you do NOT want to miss this one!!! There is SO much I want to share but when you attend the meeting you will understand why I can’t share here! …JUST BE THERE!!!!  I personally promise you this will be one of the BEST Meetings EVER AND so relevant to current events!!!!!!!

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