Sunday, May 6, 2012

Note from AFA President -- Membership

Not all of you receiving this note are members of AFA.  Simply put … you should be. AFA is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation.  You don’t have to be in the Air Force or be a veteran to be a member. We want all those who are concerned about the security of our nation to join.
Secondly, as we begin the month of May, we enter into another season of graduations.  Please consider celebrating these accomplishments and new beginnings with a very special and lasting graduation gift: an AFA membership. As the Professional Association of all Airmen, membership provides situational awareness of our Air Force through Air Force Magazine, the email delivered Daily Report and Continuing Education Symposia. In addition, your gift provides valuable access to a group legal services plan, group dental and life insurance programs, discounts on travel, educational and shopping savings and many other benefits that will be useful as your graduate transitions to the next phase of his or her life. AFA membership can help current and future job transitions by introducing your graduate to our network of military and civilian members at chapter events, AFA Conferences and many other events. Local chapter leaders throughout the country can serve as mentors and your graduate may choose to serve in a chapter leadership role to gain valuable experience while helping to advance the mission of our Air Force and our great association and supporting the Air Force Family.
Annual membership dues are $45 with a discount of $22.50 for full-time students.  Of course, the gift of Life Membership is always a generous option as well.  To purchase your gift membership, please click here or call our Membership Customer Service Center at 1(800) 727-3337, option 2.
Thank you.

Michael M. Dunn
Air Force Association

"The only thing more expensive than a first-rate Air Force is … a second-rate Air Force."  --  Senate staff member

1 comment:

Mike L '74 said...

RE: "'The only thing more expensive than a first-rate Air Force is … a second-rate Air Force.' -- Senate staff member"

There are many examples of second (and much lower) class Air Forces around the world. If fact, there is no country in the world which has an Air Force that is even close to our own, and therefore certainly there is no other country in the world that can be said to have a First Class Air Force.

With this many examples of substandard Air Forces, it would be worth understanding how the lack of a First Class Air Force has proved costly to these countries. Perhaps India and China could be used and an exposition could be made of the serious problems that these countries have suffered and what could befall the United States if we follow them ...