We are seeking nominations and/or volunteers to lead the RCRA
from April 2018 to April 2020

The two year terms for our current officers completes after our April 2018 meeting. We are now asking for volunteers to take one of the three positions. The positions are President, Vice President and Treasurer. If you have interest in one of these opportunities, you can contact one of our current officers with any questions and to volunteer. The officers and their contact information can be found under the contacts section of the website. A quick reminder of our current officers is provided below:

  • President – Tommy Dodson ( 951-313-4264)
  • Vice President- Bobby Allen ( 912-467-9107)
  • Treasurer – Ted Fredricks.     ( 214-803-6544)

Presidents Ponderings by Tommy Dodson

A Message From Our President…

We are only a few weeks away from our Spring meeting of the Richardson Rockwell Collins retirees. We are pleased to have as our guest speaker Lieutenant Luke Hosman of the US Navy TACAMO program. Lieutenant Hosman is stationed at Tinker Navy Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He will update us on TACAMO today and also what is ahead for this critical National Defense Program. As I have said before, the TACAMO program has been a significant contributor to the Richardson business for well over fifty years. Most of us have supported TACAMO either directly or indirectly at some point over the course of our careers. It will be great to see how this legacy of our business continues today. I want to give Bobby Allen a special thank you for coordinating this visit for our group.

In addition, we are still in need of volunteers to fill our three officer positions. These are two year commitments ( four meetings) and begins with our October 2018 meeting and concludes with the April 2020 session. Again, the positions are for President, Vice President and Treasurer. Please contact any one of our officers if you are interested in any of the three positions. They can answer questions you may have as well. We will submit candidates for approval at our upcoming April meeting so please respond quickly if you are interested.

Lastly, the acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies is proceeding through the approval process. In January this year the Rockwell Collins share owners approved the sale and the forecast for final approval and closing remains the third quarter of this year. I will provide any updates at the April meeting.

It should be a great meeting and I look forward to seeing you all there.

Thank You,

Member Contributions

Member contributions received at the meetings continue to play a major role in offsetting the expenses of this organization. When the baskets are passed please be generous.
Another way to help RCRA is to purchase an ad on this site. Any RCRA officer can help you with the details.

New Retirees & Obituaries

Due to privacy concerns, Rockwell Collins does not directly release the names and contact information of employees retiring.  Therefore, it is up to us (all of you and me) to take notice of those retiring and report that information to the RCRA leadership.  Please provide name and contact information of new retirees by email or phone to the RCRA officers.  See the Contacts & Links page for phones. Email: rcretirees@gmail.com.

We ask you to notify one of the officers of obituaries/death notices for our members and send a copy to our email account (rcretirees@gmail.com) to aid in distribution of that information to our members.

Website Information

In 2015, Jerry Henninger, a past president of RCRA, engaged his business partner Lance Ochs to develop, maintain, and host the RCRA website, http://www.rcretirees.com. Today, Lance continues to host the website but we’ve transitioned development to Bill Zeigler and on-going maintenance to Eric Pearson. We thank Jerry and Lance for the initial development and for hosting our web site. We also thank Bill & Eric for taking the initiative to reorganize and update the website.

RCRA Meeting is Coming!

Thursday – April 19, 2018
9:00am Social Hour
10:00am Business Meeting
Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road 75080

For planning, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of April and October each year.  You can mark you calendar now to reserve the dates.

Next Meeting - April 19, 2018








Next Meeting Speaker - April 19, 2018

CAPT Anthony Barnes and LT Luke Hosman of the TACAMO US Navy

The Rockwell Collins Retiree Association Meeting is scheduled for 19 April 2018.

CAPT Anthony Barnes and LT Luke Hosman of the TACAMO US Navy will be our Key Note Speakers. They are traveling from Tinker Navy Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They will update us on “TACAMO Today” and maybe a look to the future.

The Retirement Bulletin and our photo shots of the October 2017 attendees will be sent out when completed.

For Those Wanting More Information on the Merger

Rockwell CollinsSEC Filings

Press the button above to find a complete listing of Rockwell Collins SEC filings. As the merger progresses, the company and executives are required to make disclosures of pertinent information related to the merger.