Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Where in the World are the Monje’s (III)

COL (Ret) Nick and LTC (Ret) Dianne Monje are at it again.  They carried our AGCRA logo to new and exciting places that are a lot closer than you would think.  So where in the world are they now?  Scroll down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Nick & Dianne at the Grand Canyon, AZ.

The Monje’s were on the South Rim Trail of the Canyon.  Perfect weather and the sunset was magnificent!

Here’s Nick & Dianne at the Great Salt Lake, UT

The Monje’s are overlooking the Great Salt Lake, but unfortunately the lake’s water level was distressing low.  No sailing and boats were in drydock. 

And why not, here’s Nick & Dianne at Jenny Lake, Grand Tetons, Jackson, WY.

The Monje’s described this visit as an absolutely breathtaking experience. The Jackson Hole Valley was rockin’ that evening!

You have to have a little bit of patience here – Nick & Dianne at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.

The Monje’s are at “Old Faithful” Upper Geyser Basin Trail, Alta, WY.  They took a video before they took this picture showing the geyser shooting water 150”+/- 30 feet in the air.  It was an amazing spectacle that had everyone in awe!

And you guessed it, Nick & Dianne are taking in the view at Mount Rushmore, SD.

And, at Mt. Rushmore, SD, the weather was perfect and all state/territory flags were on display.  The Monje’s had just come from seeing the Crazy Horse Monument and were just as amazed at seeing our country’s famous Presidents carved in stone for everyone to remember and enjoy!

For the Monje’s it was a great tour and one that all patriotic Americans should try to experience.  Our military travel all over the world and here we have some of the best places to see and experience right in our own backyard.  According to Nick, “We were remiss at not putting our U.S. National Parks up higher on our Bucket List.”

Where in the World are the Monje’s (II)?

AGCRA has a goal of touching all corners of the Army, from South Korea, Alaska, Hawaii, the Continental U.S., and Europe, to the Middle East.  But why stop there, let’s take AGCRA global! 

And once again they’re back as we have asked COL (Ret) Nick Monje and his wife LTC (Ret) Dianne Monje to carry the AGCRA logo to as many exotic places as possible… so where in the world are they?  Scroll down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick and Dianne recently departed San Antonio, Texas for a two-week pilgrimage to Germany.

Nick (right) and Dianne hold up the AGCRA logos as MG (Ret) Charlie Fletcher, the Honorary Colonel of the Transportation Corps, holds the 1775 cover of “1775 is Back” in front of St. Boniface Cathedral in Fulda, Germany.

Here are Nick and Dianne at Kreuzber Monastery (a.k.a., atop Cross Mountain) where they had to climb 345 steps to get there.

Here are Nick and Dianne at the scenic Bischofsheim in der Rhon where they enjoyed delicious food and the best beer in the world made by the Franciscan monks.

Here are Nick and Dianne at the Kloster Ettal Abbey, which is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal close to Oberammergau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.

And finally, Nick and Dianne met up with COL (Ret) Mark A. Rado at the Marriott Frankfurt Airport, in Frankfurt, Germany on 7 July 2022.  COL (Ret) Rado is an AG Corps Hall of Fame inductee, Class of 2018, and a Distinguished Member of the AG Corps.

OK, so now it’s your turn… take a photo of yourself with the AGCRA logo below at a unique location, be it CONUS or OCONUS, and send it to Newsletter@agcra.com and we’ll share it with our members.

Editor’s Note – COL (Ret) Nick Monje is an AG Corps Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2011, and a Distinguished Member of the AG Corps.  His 29-year Army career included command and senior AG leadership assignments and culminated with duties as the Commander / Director, Personnel Information Systems Command and Special Assistant, Office of the DCSPER, The Pentagon.  COL (Ret) Monje retired from the Army on 1 October 1998.

LTC (Ret) Dianne Monje culminated her AG career as Chief of Staff, Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA), for the ASA, M&RA in Washington, DC.  She previously served as the Military Support Officer (MSO) for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and MSO for the Army G1.  Dianne was personally called upon by (at the time) BG Kathy Frost, then The Adjutant General (TAG) of the Army during 9/11, to serve as Acting Chief, Military Awards and Decorations to recognize our fallen military and civilians after the attack on The Pentagon.  After her Army retirement, she served as a Defense Contractor supporting the TAG’s Awards and Decorations Branch at PERSCOM.

Where in the World are the Monje’s?

AGCRA has a goal of touching all corners of the Army, from South Korea, Alaska, Hawaii, the Continental U.S., Europe, to the Middle East.  But why stop there, let’s take AGCRA global! 

And so they’re back as we once again have asked COL (Ret) Nick Monje and his wife LTC (Ret) Dianne Monje to carry the AGCRA logo to as many exotic places as possible… so where in the world are they?  Scroll down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick and Dianne recently attended a wonderful family wedding and reunion in Arkansas.  Their photo was taken at Sunset Point atop Mount Nebo National Park, Arkansas.

Mount Nebo National Park is situated in the Arkansas River Valley just 45 minutes from Arkansas Wine Country.  This state park sits atop the 1,350-foot Mount Nebo.  Within the park, the 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps constructed many of the rustic-style cabins, pavilions, bridges, and 14 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.  Cabin 1 was the first cabin rental in Arkansas state park history.  Twelve of the park’s 15 cabins are located along the bluff and have views of the river valley below.  Most of the campsites do as well.  There are 34 campsites (24 Class B and 10 hike-in tent sites).  Other facilities include a swimming pool (fee required), tennis courts, picnic areas, pavilions, and a visitor center with a gift shop.

Mount Nebo State Park is also a certified Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Site.  Mount Nebo, overlooking the Arkansas River from the south, witnessed the removal of all five of the Indian tribes that were removed along the water route of the Trail of Tears.  Mount Nebo offers panoramic views of the Arkansas River from the Rim Trail.  Learn more about the Trail of Tears in Arkansas state parks.

Nick and Dianne are also planning another overseas trip in the Summer of 2022.  So where will their ‘Bucket List’ take them next?

OK, so now it’s your turn… take a photo of yourself with the AGCRA logo below at a unique location, be it CONUS or OCONUS, and send it to Newsletter@agcra.com and we’ll share it with our members.

Editor’s Note – COL (Ret) Nick Monje is an AG Corps Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2011, and a Distinguished Member of the AG Corps.  His 29-year Army career included command and senior AG leadership assignments and culminated with duties as the Commander / Director, Personnel Information Systems Command and Special Assistant, Office of the DCSPER, The Pentagon.  COL (Ret) Monje retired from the Army on 1 October 1998.