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AFA Wright Memorial Chapter 212

Greetings

Welcome to the Air Force Association, Wright Memorial Chapter 212 website. Your AFA Wright Memorial Chapter team is working to keep our website current and informative for our members and visitors to this site.

Our Wright Memorial Chapter 212 of the Air Force Association proudly serves Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Community and the greater Dayton area. The Chapter’s active program supports Air Force members, officers, enlisted and AF civilians of all ranks and grades as well as the entire Miami Valley Community. We would not be able to provide this level of support without the generous support of our Star Sponsors and Community Partners. When you have the opportunity, we encourage you thank them and utilize their goods and services.

Announcements

2015 WMC212 Award Winners

It is an honor and with great pleasure that I get to announce the winners of our Wright Memorial Chapter 212, Air Force Association, winners for 2015:

Ambassador Award: Mr. Phillip L. Parker, president and chief executive officer of the regional Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Heritage Award: Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger (USAF Ret.)
Legacy Award: Mr. John Griffin, SES, (USAF Ret.)
Enlisted Award: SMSgt (USAF Ret.) Christopher P.Z. Stanley

Congratulations to all of our nominees. Your past and present contributions to the United States Air Force and the Miami Valley are very impressive and all of you deserved to win.

Air Force Magazine’s “USAF: 25 Years at War”

Air Force Magazine is starting to collect photos of Air Force Association members in a named operation or exercise, going back to Operation Desert Shield. They are in search of photos of any Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve chapter members, showing them on deployment between August 1990-2015. Photos of military/AF civilian/contractor AFA members at work at Wright-Patterson will also be considered as long as what they are doing in the photo has a direct tie to an Air Force operation or deployment. Preference is for a personal, candid, unposed, amateur photo (not a Public Affairs photo or official portraits).

If any of you have a photo to share, please email it in high resolution to: fmckenney@afa.org. Or mail it in a sturdy envelope, and send it to: Frances McKenney, Air Force Magazine, 1501 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209. AFA National will scan the photo at high resolution and return it to you by FedEx. Please include an explanation of what’s happening in the photo. Air Force Magazine will start compiling “USAF: 25 Years at War” in late September up until November

Chapter’s Teacher of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Kate Tiffany, our Chapter’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.

Air Force Magazine Launches New Website

The Air Force Magazine website, www.airforcemag.com, has undergone a complete redesign to provide a more user-friendly and interactive experience for aerospace professionals and all readers of the magazine. Air Force Magazine is AFA's flagship publication and one of the world's foremost publications in the fields of defense and aerospace reporting. From Air Force operations, programs, and people to the exploits of Air Force heroes, Air Force Magazine reports on important aerospace news and developments and provides authoritative background material. The new site features comprehensive in-depth articles, the Daily Report, Airpower Classics entries, Air Frame photos, special collections, congressional testimony, documents, transcripts, and the Air Force Magazine archive. Readers can also more easily share Daily Report entries across Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. The new site includes a members-only area that makes some online content available to AFA members only. For AFA members who have established a login for www.afa.org, the same login will give access to Air Force Magazine website content.

Chapter’s new Facebook Page and Twitter Account:

Check out our new facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Air-Force-Association-Wright-Memorial-Chapter/319810108173349?sk=timeline and our new Twitter Account at AFADayton.

Wright State launches new Graduate School scholarship program for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Wright State University’s Graduate School has created a $750,000 scholarship fund for military personnel and civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base who want to pursue graduate degrees, university and base officials announced.Under the program, individual civilian workers and active-duty military personnel employed at Wright-Patterson can now apply for up to $7,500 in scholarship funding per year.

The scholarship program also applies to spouses and dependent children. Applicants are eligible for up to $2,500 per semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) and can be combined with military educational benefits.

All graduate degree programs (masters and doctoral, excluding M.D. and Psy.D. degrees) at Wright State are eligible for the scholarship program, including the humanities, arts, business, public health and public administration, health sciences, science and math, engineering and computer science disciplines, among others. For more information, visit the WPAFB Scholarship website at wright.edu/wpafb-scholarship.

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Upcoming Events

AFA Wright Memorial Chapter Annual Meeting

AFA Wright Memorial Chapter Annual Meeting March 14, 2016
Pentagon Tower Club
3500 Pentagon Blvd
Beavercreek, OH 45431

The Wright Memorial Chapter sponsors numerous events each year. As new events approach, please check here for information including registration and tickets when applicable.

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Thank You To All Our Community Partners
Air Force Museum Foundation

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Applied Information Sciences

ARINC Inc

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International

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Battelle

Bill Richard, Realtor, Coldwell Banker

Boeing

Booz Allen Hamilton

CACI

CDO
Technologies

City Of Riverside

Crowne Plaza Hotel

CSC

Dayton Development Coalition

Dayton/
Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dynamics Research Corp

Evanhoe & Associates Inc

EWA Government Systems, Inc.

Expressions
Coffee House

First Command

GE Aviation

General Dynamics
-Information Technology

Harrison College

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Fairborn/Dayton I-675

Hope Hotel and Conference Center

Intergraph Corp

Itt Electronics

Jamie's Tire & Service

Kettering Health Network

Lockheed Martin

MacAulay-Brown Inc.

Marriott

Mayer & Cusack, Attorneys at Law

Merrill Lynch

Miller Valentine Group

National Aviation Hall of Fame

Northrop Grumman

PE Systems, Inc.

Prather, Igel Tax Services, LLC

Pratt & Whitney

Quantech Services

Raytheon
Company

RE/MAX Home Base, Fairborn

Reichard Buick

Residence Inn North by Marriott

SAIC

Sawdey Solution Services

Serco

SRC

Sumaria Systems Inc

Teradata

The Wood Works Inc

The Greentree Group

USA Today

UTC Aerospace Systems

Wyle

Wyndom Garden Dayton South