In my last message to you, I talked about our MICA organization weathering the COVID-19 storm and continuing to move full speed ahead with our dedication and support to the men and women of the Intelligence Corps. Bob Marley said, “you never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice”. Our Military Intelligence soldiers, civilians and contractors understand “Army Strong” and being strong is our choice. The choice that will carry us through the second wave of the COVID-19 offensive, strengthen our defenses, and guide our counterattack to victory. Stay Army Strong.
Now, some news about your great MICA organization. Membership grew by 38% during the last five years. The MICA store reopened recently after being closed for nearly a year under COVID-19 restrictions. If you are visiting FT Huachuca, the MICA store is located inside the MI Museum and is open Monday thru Thursday 11AM – 3PM, and Saturdays twice a month at 11AM – 3PM. Merchandise sold in the MICA store is also available on-line at MICA Store – Military Intelligence Corps Association (mica-national.org). Check out our new inventory.
In June, MICA hosted the Military Intelligence Hall-of-Fame Golf Tournament. It was a great kick-off event for the Hall-of-Fame Ceremonies, attended by close to one hundred golfers. This event funds the MICA Scholarship awards, and I am happy to say provided 22 applicants funding support for their higher education goals. Our Scholarship program is made possible by donations from MICA dedicated corporate members and associates. We thank you for supporting the Military Intelligence Soldiers and their families.
Your MICA organization is now 17 Chapters strong. The two newest members are the Vicenza Chapter in Italy, formed October 2020; and the Green Dragon Chapter in state of Massachusetts, formed in April 2020. We welcome these two Chapters and look forward to supporting their efforts as we serve MI Soldiers in their respective areas.
Finally, in 2020 MICA recognized outstanding performance of 557 deserving Soldiers, Civilians, and contractors supporting the Military Intelligence mission or performing as a Military Intelligence Professional.
You can contact us at our National Office, 500 N Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635; phone 520-458-1221 or you can visit our online website at https://www.mica-national.org. Please follow CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 defensive measures and stay “Army Strong”