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Cancelled February 14,2017 @ 5:30: Monthly Chapter Meeting, North Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce North Business Center, 1100 NW Loop 410 Ste 109., San Antonio, TX 78213
March 24-26 AFA Texas Spring Meeting; Austin, TX
March 25 Mayor’s CyberCup Awards Banquet
March 30 San Antonio Aviation Hall of Fame
- Hangar at Port San Antonio; more details soon
Alamo Chapter Family Education Awards
The Alamo Chapter #234’s Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) announces the 2017 Family Education Awards program. The AEF is a nonprofit organization that serves Alamo Chapter #234 of the Air Force Association (AFA). The purpose of the Alamo Chapter’s Foundation is to promote the AFA Mission and one of the things we do is to “Support” Education related awards.
Students that are currently in college/Technical Schools, 2017 High School Graduates, and Spouses of Airmen/Wounded Airmen will be considered at the same time by the board. Students will compete in one of the following categories:
a. Spouse of Air Force Active Duty Airman (Enlisted or Officer)
b. High School graduate in 2017
c. Currently enrolled in College/University or Technical School
d. Wounded Airmen family member
The AEF board will determine winners of our annual education awards the first week of April and notify all by way of email. The sponsor must be an Alamo Chapter #234 AFA member at the time of submission. If you recently moved to San Antonio and are currently an AFA member, you simply need to update your membership address and select Alamo Chapter #234 on our website (alamoafa.org). If you are not a member, we welcome you to join and you can also do that on our website (alamoafa.org).
Each sponsor may submit a spouse, a child who will graduate in high school by summer of 2017, or a child who is currently enrolled in a college, university or technical school. You may have a spouse and child who could fit into each category and each may apply. Application may be downloaded from the website at
The application package requires specific information and must be 100% complete. Incomplete or late packages will not be reviewed. All submissions must be received not later than March 31, 2016. Those selected will be notified shortly after the board meets and formally announced in the next published Defender Newsletter.
Valero Texas Open is scheduled for the week of 17-23 April 2017.
This tournament continues to draw more of the top professionals so that could equate to even more birdies.
Last year, there were 2,134 birdies made. Good luck with your guess and thanks in advance for your donation.
Wounded Airman Program
The Wounded Airman Program was brought forward in 2011 when General Phillip Breedlove, then Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, was visiting an Airman at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Airman was rooming with service members from different branches and General Breedlove recognized he was not receiving the same level of support from the Air Force as the other service members were receiving from their respective branches.
The Air Force Association was asked to take the lead in raising awareness and support for wounded Airmen within the Air Force community. AFA Chapters from all around the country immediately stepped in to help support through their own funds and relationships with their local medical centers. From there, the program grew to a national level where AFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Air Force in 2013 officially establishing the Wounded Airman Program. In 2014 the WAP provided over $133,000 in direct support to wounded Airmen! As the program continues to grow, so will the amount of direct support we are able to provide.
Today we continue to work with the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program by supporting their Adaptive Sports Camps, Warrior Training Camps and the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games, while also providing direct support to wounded Airmen.
100% of funds donated to AFA's Wounded Airman Program are used in direct support of wounded Airmen. The WAP is operated and administered by AFA with staff time and overhead fees covered by AFA's general fund. In other words, if you give $100 to the WAP, that $100 will go toward the support we give our wounded Airmen. We need your help to give our wounded Airmen the best possible support they deserve. AFA's Wounded Airman Program is rooted in Airmen taking care of Airmen; be a part of their support system by donating today!
To donate to the Wounded Airman Program, click DONATE and select “Wounded Airman.”
The Alamo Chapter of the Air Force Association was founded in 1946. We enjoyed the honor of being the largest chapter in the AFA for several years and currently rank #2 of more than 200 chapters around the world with more than 3,700 members.
We ae an independent, civilian, nonprofit aerospace organization. The civilian designation only means that we are not officially sponsored or supported by the US Air Force, but many of our members are active duty. There is no requirement to be affiliated with the military, however, to be a member. Active, Guard, Reserve, and Civil Service may join our organization.
Our mission is to EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure US national security; ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education; and SUPPORT the total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
The Alamo Chapter accomplishes our mission through many programs such as:
- Scholarship programs for CCAF and Air Force ROTC and JROTC
- Earle North Parker Essay scholarship contest
- Kellogg/Loos Awards banquet honoring outstanding individuals around San Antonio
- CyberPatriot programs across San Antonio
- Wounded Airman Program events
- Supporting the Airman Heritage Museum and Foundation
- Sponsor Levitow and Distinguished Graduate awards at Gaylor NCOA and Airman Leadership School
We are proud to be part of the Texas AFA, which was designated the Outstanding State Organization in AFA for 2015. We also have an award-winning membership with several recipients of the Chairman’s Citation, Texas Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Merit, as well as several former national officers.
The chapter is grateful to our many community partners and sponsors for their continuous support. Please visit the Community Partners tab above for a list of current partners or to join our team.
We welcome and encourage your active participation in the Alamo Chapter. If you are already a member, you can transfer your membership to the Alamo Chapter #234 by clicking HERE. To join, simply click on the “JOIN” link at the top of this page.