Thursday, December 1, 2011

AFA’s 2011 Fall Pitsenbarger Awards Support CCAF Graduates

AFA today announced the fall recipients of the 2011 Pitsenbarger Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals from across the country who are pursuing higher education!

The award is named for William H. Pitsenbarger, an Airman First Class who gave his life in Vietnam defending his comrades. For his heroism, he was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross on June 30, 1966, which was upgraded to the Medal of Honor in 2000.

AFA’s Pitsenbarger Awards provide a one-time grant of $400 to selected top USAF enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The grants coincide with the CCAF graduation ceremonies held each Spring and Fall. 

Congratulations to all the recipients! A list of the 2011 Pitsenbarger Award recipients can be found here.

1 comment:

Germain Salazar said...

I am tired of actions taken by the Political Machine of Washington, using the Military as a (punch Bag). If they are really serious about reduction of deficit, why don't they look at THEIR compensations instead. Since when are members who never served the country in the armed forces, entitled to legislate on the veterans compensation packages?
I would DEMAND that any member of the Armed Services Committee be at least a veteran. I wonder how different it would be. As far as I am concerned, no one member would curtail the veterans EARNED rights, unless they cut theirs first. After all, what is good for the goose, is good for the gander.