Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Minnesota High School Shows its Gratitude

In its 66 years of advocacy and support for the US Air Force, the three pillars that define the Air Force Association’s mission are simple: educate, advocate and support. In an ongoing effort to encourage the pursuit of education, each year AFA provides several opportunities for scholarships and grants to those in the Air Force or aerospace community.

Recently, North High School's AFJROTC in Minnesota sent AFA a nice note to say "thanks" for the AFA grant they received earlier in the year. The school was able to use the funds toward a field trip to the local Air National Guard Base, taking 44 cadets to the base for a tour and a flight on an Air Force C130 aircraft. 

"This was an awesome experience for the cadets. For many, this was their first time flying, which made it more exciting. As an Air Force retiree and AFJROTC instructor, it made me feel good to see the excitement in the kids faces. These cadets have a new found respect for our military men and women as well as a new love of flying. Thanks again for the grant that made this trip possible."
- SMSgt Wilkinson, AFJROTC Instructor

For more information about the scholarships and their deadlines, visit www.afa.org/aef/aid/scholars.asp or contact Lynette Cross at (703) 247-5800, ext. 4807.

1 comment:

Eugeannes Journal Trip said...

School trips always bring joy to every single student who participated in it. Good impacts, excellent vibes and pleasurable memories are brought to you by school trips.