Arnold Air Force Base to hold annual African American Heritage luncheon Feb. 23

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The Arnold Engineering Development Center's annual African American Heritage luncheon will take place at the Arnold Lakeside Club at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23. The theme for this year's observance is From Slavery to Freedom: The Story of Africans in the Americas. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited and advanced reservations are encouraged.
Neville A.D. Thompson, senior engineer in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Science, Technology & Engineering), is the guest speaker for the event.
Thompson has more than 22 years of research and development experience with the Navy and the Air Force. For his technical leadership and community outreach activities, he received the 2007 Black Engineer of the Year Professional Achievement in Government Award.
The meal will be an ethnic buffet and will include fried catfish, fried and baked chicken, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, black-eyed peas, cornbread, rolls and assorted desserts and soft drinks. Tickets for the event cost $9.
Due to limited parking at the Arnold Lakeside Club (ALC), transportation will be provided for non-AEDC personnel who park at the Gossick Leadership Center (GLC) on Northshore Road. Coaches will shuttle attendees to the ALC from 10:30-10:45 a.m. and return them to the GLC parking lot after the luncheon.
For tickets or more information, call Tech. Sgt. Eboney McClain at (931) 454-7752, Tina Bonner at (931) 454-6804 or Miriam Harris, at (931) 454-7824.