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      April 2013

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Fort Bragg Base Visit
Military Academies Lecture Series
AFSOC Base Visit
NY Cabinet Panel
Khaled Abu Toameh in NY
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Upcoming Events

Spring Board Meeting  -May 5-6-
Washington, DC

Generals and Admirals Trip to Israel 
Military Academies Program to Israel 
U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York Base Visit
New York, NY

Young Leadership
Council Event with Dr. Michael Makovsky
-June 20-
Washington, DC

Los Angeles Cabinet Event With Amb. John Bolton and Dr. Michael Makovsky
-July 1-
Los Angeles, CA

2012 Annual Report

JINSA Welcomes Dr. Michael Makovsky as its New Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director 
JINSA is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Makovsky as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. "I look forward to working with the JINSA staff and board to further enhance and solidify the organization's reputation and capacity for effective national security programs and in-depth policy work," Makovsky said.

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JINSA Members Visit Ft. Bragg and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command 

Ft. Bragg Visit On April 22-23, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and its commander, Lt. General Charles Cleveland, hosted JINSA officers and members at Fort Bragg, NC as part of JINSA's Base Visit Program, established to provide JINSA members with hands-on opportunities to personally connect with our nation's servicemen and women. 


The Fort Bragg trip allowed JINSA to gain a greater understanding of current Special Forces capabilities, unconventional warfare, and the changing battlefield. Participants on the program were accompanied by JINSA Board of Advisors member Maj. Gen. Sid Shachnow, USA (ret.) and given an inside look at U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) training facilities including the Special Operation Missions Training Center (SOMTC) where the JFK Special Warfare Center and School conducts a variety of technical training through the use of advanced simulators. In addition to several USASOC senior military officers and young soldiers, JINSA was also able to spend time with 2012 Grateful Nation Award Honoree from the U.S. Special Operations Command, Master Sergeant Paul Wiseman, USA. Look for a full article on the visit soon. 

Military Academies Lecture Series at West Point and Annapolis

Ayish with Cadets The first lectures of the 2013 JINSA Military Academies Lecture Series took place at West Point and Annapolis in April. Major General Yaakov Ayish, Defense and Armed Forces Attache to the United States and Canada, visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Brigadier General Ya'akov Shaharabani, Deputy Defense Attache, visited the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayish with Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, USA, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy

Brig. Gen. Ya'akov Shaharabani with Captain Robert E. Clark, Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy 

JINSA Members Visit Air Force Special Operations Command 

AFSOC Trip In March, JINSA members traveled to Hurlburt Field, Florida, the home of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command. This visit, hosted by AFSOC, is part of JINSA's ongoing Base Visit Program.

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New York Cabinet Panel with IDF Major General Noam Tibon and UK Colonel (ret.) Richard Kemp  

On April 11, JINSA and the organization Our Soldiers Speak held a panel discussion on "Israel, a New Middle East and the Role of Western Democracies," featuring Major General Noam Tibon, the head of the IDF's Northern Command, and Col. (ret.) Richard Kemp, former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan. The panel focused on the changes in the Middle East that have brought increasing instability and uncertainty to an already troubled region. This panel was a program of the JINSA's New York Cabinet.

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New York and Long Island Cabinets Host Israeli Arab Journalist Khaled Abu Toameh

Toameh On April 23, JINSA's New York and Long Island Cabinets hosted Khaled Abu Toameh, a distinguished Israeli Arab journalist, correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and U.S. News & World Report, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker. His talk focused on the potential for a third intifada in Israel.
For more information on the New York Cabinet, please click here.

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