BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:AEHI)() today announced AEHI CEO Don Gillispie accepted the post as Honorary Director of Staff of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, a position previously held by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.
This is part of a two-year program, which honors a specific group of community leaders as Honorary Commanders.
Mr. Gillispie has become well known in the community for his continuing efforts to build a new nuclear power plant in Payette County, Idaho.
"This is a great honor for me as a businessman in the community and as a veteran. Taking part in supporting our military whether they be on land, sea, or air has always been one of my highest priorities," said Gillispie.
The Honorary Commander program is designed to increase the understanding of the 366th Fighter Wing and Air Force missions by pairing community leaders with the wing's leaders to forge new relationships.
During the two-year term Honorary Commanders participate in creative and unique events to learn the specifics of the wing mission. They learn how Gunfighters apply airpower to dominate the skies, maintain a multi-billion dollar aircraft fleet, provide top-notch healthcare for thousands of Airmen, their families and retirees, and how all the support functions on base tie together to make this daily way of life a reality.
About Don Gillispie -- A 45-year veteran of the nuclear industry, Don Gillispie was involved in the construction and operation of a number of nuclear reactors and helped start the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). His real interest in nuclear power began in the military. He completed the Navy Nuclear Power School, became a nuclear operator and served aboard the SSBN Francis Scott Key. He is now CEO of Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. in Eagle, Idaho.
About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. () -- Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation's only independent nuclear power plant developer seeking to build new power plants in multiple non-nuclear states. Other projects include Energy Neutral(TM), which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (), Colorado Energy Park (nuclear and solar generation), and Green World Water(TM), which assists developing countries with nuclear reactors for power generation (), production of potable water and other suitable applications. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power.
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