The 75th Celebration.

Author:Leffler, Lori

Over the past year and, specifically, during the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting, NDTA has celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

This DTJ column which looked at issues and events from NDTA's past was one of the first things you may have noticed as we began our celebration. We hope that it has been of interest to you to hear about the rich history of our association and our Nation's defense transportation system.

We also created a special 75th Anniversary edition of the NDTA logo for use in these columns and other purposes.

Members at the Fall Meeting had the chance to take home the Anniversary Yearbook. This limited print book was a compilation of past yearbooks, along with new content representing the past ten years. It features photographs, historical information, stories, interesting facts and many important pieces of our history.

As a part of the Yearbook preparation, members provided their thoughts on NDTA, with some describing what they think the next 75 years will hold. These insightful, thoughtful comments are available to read on NDTA's website, along with information on getting a copy of the yearbook.

As we gathered for the 2019 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting, celebratory events dotted the event schedule. During the opening ceremony, we held the official unveiling of the one-of-a-kind 75th Anniversary artwork. The impressive 3-D representation of NDTA's history is now on permanent display at NDTA headquarters.

Wednesday's celebration extended from the evening expo period into the Chairman's reception with music provided throughout the night by Star-lifter, Air Force Band of Mid-America, and USO Troupe. As part of the Chairman's reception, a video depicting world events intermixed with association history was shown. Past NDTA presidents LTG Kenneth Wykle, USA (Ret.) and RADM Mark Buzby, USN (Ret.) served as narrators. The night also featured an anniversary toast and cake cutting ceremony.

A special thank you goes to the many organizations and individuals that contributed to making this celebration a success:

Agility Defense & Government Services, American Maritime Congress, American Maritime Officers, American President Lines, LLC, American Roll-on Roll-off...

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