Don Jewell, 1949–2016

October 21, 2016  - By

Don Jewell

With great sadness we report that Don Jewell passed away unexpectedly on October 12. For more than nine years Don wrote the Defense PNT monthly e-newsletter column for GPS World, after a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Deputy Chief Scientist for Air Force Space Command with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. A service of remembrance and celebration of his life was held on October 20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The December issue of GPS World magazine will carry a fuller remembrance and appreciation of Don Jewell, and it will subsequently appear online. Readers and friends may send memories and appreciations of Don to be included in an online tribute page, to

Contributions in his memory may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, where he was recently elected president, or to the Amyloidosis Foundation.

Christ the King Lutheran Church
950 Vindicator Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 260-1787

Amyloidosis Foundation
7151 N. Main St., Ste. 2
Clarkston, MI 48346

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Alan Cameron is the former editor-at-large of GPS World magazine.