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5.03.19 – DCA Base Brief

Friday, May 3, 2019

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As we begin our journey as one combined crew base and as one unified team, With much excitement I would like to introduce our elected,  duly elected and appointed base council representatives!

Thank you to all representatives for raising interest in assisting our Flight Attendants!

Included are their positions /roles and contact information:

APFA Base Officers

John A Pennel         724-513-0131
Base President

Lisa Barnes.            703-261-4484
Vice President

Duly Elected Base Council Representatives (BCRs)

Missy Flood                   339-234-1764

Larry Holcombe Jr.         240-463-3771

Stephanie Sammartino   803-389-9599
Government Affairs

Robert Valenta.              703-855-3509

Tim Weston                   703-855-5788

Appointed BCRs:

Dianne Britton             724-544-6929
Professional Standards/Employee Assistance (EAP)/CIRT

Claudia Frye               571-480-2858
Professional Standards/Employee Assistance (EAP)/CIRT

Christine Kolackovsky   703-400-3745
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Brian Walsh                  978-337-3914
PBS /TTS            

Assisting with mobilization will be:

Lori Gibson             703-867-5912

Assisting with Professional Standards :

Gaby Jimenez      201-838-3179

Charlotte Lewis:    703-728-6930

Our council is ready to assist ALL Flight Attendants and are here for YOU the members!

I would personally like to take this opportunity to THANK outgoing President and Vice President Robert Valenta & Tim Weston for their many years of dedication to the DCA Flight Attendants.  I’ve had the privilege to work along side of them and they are true unionists and I consider them friends!


Base Meeting – May 9, 2019

May 09, 2019
11 am – 1:30 pm
Terminal A
Conference Room A (A2120)
Click here for details on the location of Conference Room A
Reagan National Airport

Come and join your base representatives for our meet and greet base meeting!
Bring your questions, concerns, and suggestions to join in on our open format

*Light lunch and beverage will be provided!

Back by popular demand is our APFA Retirement Seminar – June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019
11am – 3pm
Hub Gathering Room
Center pier (next to flight service )
Reagan National Airport

APFA Retirement specialists Kim Tuck & Patrick Hancock will be in DCA to provide you with pertinent information to get you prepared for retirement. Whether you are ready to retire or just interested in getting educated for future retirement, this program will prove to be beneficial.

Negotiating Team Base Visit – July 17, 2019

Our 6 member negotiation team with the assistance of National President Lori Bassani will be visiting Washington D.C. for The Negotiation Committee Road Show.

July 17, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
*Parking provided by APFA

There will be 2 Video/ PowerPoint presentations along
with interactive ways to ask questions, make comments and take survey polls

The committee will be here to update, educate and get your feed back on numerous contract sections

Let’s fill the meeting room with DCA FAs!!!

The New Hires are coming!! The New Hires are coming!!!

DCA is scheduled to receive new hire flight attendants in May and June

May 24      Class 19-03.    10 new hires
May 31      Class 19-04.    29 new hires
Jun  07      Class 19-05.    15 new hires

Welcome New Hires !

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In solidarity,
John A Pennel
APFA Base President DCA

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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