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Couple of the Year 2013-2014


Bob & Julie A'Hearn, Couple of the Year 2013-2014


Hello Region B.  Julie and I are very proud to be your new Region B Couple of the Year and look forward to a fantastic year representing our Region.

Robert (Bob) A’Hearn was born in Buffalo New York, and was raised in the suburbs of Tonawanda. He graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School in 1976.

After High School, Robert joined the United States Navy.  During his 30 year career he was stationed in Patuxent River Maryland, Jacksonville Florida, Daytona Beach Florida, Memphis Tennessee, Brunswick Maine, and Oahu Hawaii.  His deployments included three Med, and two North Atlantic cruises embarked on the Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).  After his designation as a P-3C Orion Flight Engineer, he deployed to Jeddah Saudi Arabia, flying combat support missions during Desert Storm.  His other deployments included Sicily, Puerto Rico, Iceland, Japan, and Diego Garcia.

Robert retired in 2006 as a Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9), with over 30 years of faithful and dedicated service.  He’s now a Defense Contractor for BAE Systems.

Julie was born in Fort Benning Georgia and raised in Monterey California.  She left home in 1981 and joined the United States Navy.  While serving her country, she was stationed in Gulfport Mississippi, Norfolk Virginia, Brunswick Maine, and Jacksonville Florida.  Her deployments included Iceland, Spain, and Sicily.

Julie retired as a Chief Petty Officer (E-7) after 22 years of faithful and dedicated service.  She is still retired.

Robert & Julie met in the late ‘80’s, dated in the late 90’s, and were finally married in September 2003.  They are now celebrating 10 years of marriage this month.

Since joining GWRRA in 2005, they have been very active in the organization.  Positions held included Chapter Visit & Mileage Coordinators, Assistant Chapter Directors (ACD’s), and finally Chapter Directors (CD’s), holding the position four years and becoming Senior Chapter Directors.  They are also qualified as Level IV Riders, and University Trainers in Rider Ed and Leadership Training.

The “Southern Wings” of MD-I, nominated them as their 2012 Chapter Couple of the Year and they are also the Chapter of the Year Coordinators.  Their Chapter was selected as the 2012 MD District and the Region B Chapter of the Year.

The beginning of 2013, Robert & Julie were selected as the MD District Couple of the Year.  Also, they accepted the MD District Leadership Trainer position.

At the PA District Rally, Robert & Julie were selected as the Region B Couple of the year.






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