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.