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Colonel Michael A. Neyland


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Colonel Michael A. Neyland Obituary
Neyland, Colonel Michael A. USAF (Ret.) Colonel Michael A. Neyland, USAF (Ret.) passed away on February 14, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Frankfurt, GE on February 11, 1949 and was the eldest son of Colonel Lewis, USAF (Ret) and Dorothy (Manley) Neyland. Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Regular Air Force from the United States Military Academy in June 1971. He also held two additional advanced degrees. His Air Force career was dedicated to ensuring the success and future of the Air Force Weather Agency's command, control, doctrine and operations. He held various positions of command and responsibility throughout his 30 year Air Force career. Colonel Neyland's military decorations include multiple awards of the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation, Air Force Commendation, Combat Readiness and Humanitarian Service Medals. He was also awarded the Aircrew Member Badge and Master Meteorologist Badge. Colonel Mike Neyland continued service to his country for more than 17 years as a Senior Engineering Manager with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Mike was a member of the West Point Alumni Association, and Treasurer of the Northern Virginia International Plastic Modelers Society for 21 years. He was also a dedicated participant in Officer's Christian Fellowship Bible Studies for 32 years Colonel Neyland is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joy (Rector) Neyland; children, Jenny Neyland, and Alex Neyland (Kathy); granddaughter, Caris Neyland; and his siblings, Rob Neyland (Deb and daughter Abbey), Dave Neyland (Sue and sons Zach and Thomas), and Kathleen Gustad (Kirk and sons Aaron and Taylor). A Life Celebration Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St. Alexandria, VA 22314. A family visitation will commence at 12 PM followed by the Memorial Celebration at 2 PM. Internment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Warrior Foundation – Freedom Station (www.warriorfoundation.org). Please sign the Guestbook at www.legacy.com/washingtontimes
Published in Washington Times on Feb. 26, 2018
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