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2014-09-18 16:20:33

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Air Force Association and Air Force Sergeants Association, will host a 1 p.m. POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday, Sep 19, 2014, at the Air Force Memorial. Speakers from the host organizations as well as Ms. Ann Mills-Griffiths, Chairman of the Board, National League of POW/MIA Families will speak at the ceremony, which is open to the public. The focus of this ceremony is to ensure that America remembers its responsibility to...

2014-09-10 08:20:32

All uniformed military personnel and DOD civilian employees may attend the conference free of charge ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's 2014 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition will be kicking off its 3-day, world class event on Monday, September 15th at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. During the week of the Air Force's 67th anniversary, the Air & Space Conference will discuss issues that the Air Force,...

2014-09-09 08:20:53

Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.) and CEO of Marvin Test Solutions, and Mr. Loofie Gutterman, President of Marvin Test Solutions to Lead Seminars on Legacy Aircraft Maintenance and Sustainment Test Equipment and Post-SDD Enhancements for the F-35; Registration Now Open IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Test Solutions, a trusted provider of globally deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, announced today that it...

2014-08-27 08:20:27

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Memorial invites you to attend the Air Force 67(th) Birthday Celebration Concert featuring the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team and The U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 12, 2014. The U.S. Air Force Band Conductor Emeritus Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel (Ret.) will be the special guest conductor. The event is free and open to the public. Limited parking options are...

2014-08-27 08:20:24

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will deliver keynote addresses at the 2014 AFA Air and Space Conference September 15-17(th) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. Secretary Hagel will deliver Wednesday morning's keynote address followed by Secretary Johnson providing Wednesday afternoon's keynote...

2014-08-26 08:20:46

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce the addition of Major General Mark A. Barrett, USAF (Ret.) as Executive Vice President to serve as the number two senior staff executive under President Craig McKinley. As Executive Vice President, General Barrett will serve as the principal deputy professional staff member to the President and will act as the Association's senior staff liaison with Boards, Committees and Councils as well...

2014-08-11 08:20:59

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program announced today its coach and mentor of the year. Kenneth Steffey of Winter Park, Florida was named Coach of the Year, and Ron Woerner of Bellevue, Nebraska was named Mentor of the Year. They were recognized for their work during CyberPatriot VI National Youth Cyber Defense Competition season. Kenneth Steffey spearheaded recruiting, funding, and teaching...

2014-08-01 16:20:48

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CyberPatriot National Commissioner and staff will travel to San Antonio, TX next week to conduct the second of three Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp pilots. During the camp, which will be held at Texas A&M - San Antonio, AFA instructors will teach local high school students about cyber ethics, online safety and cyber defense. More than fifty students have registered for the all-female San Antonio AFA CyberCamp pilot,...

2014-07-30 08:21:03

ARLINGTON, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program Office released today results of its first comprehensive survey assessing current education and career pursuits of past participants of AFA's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program. Graduates of the program who have now entered higher education and the workforce were surveyed to determine whether they are now in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)...

2014-07-28 12:22:29

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot presented Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) with the Center of Excellence Award on Thursday, July 24th at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza received the award, presented by CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch, on behalf of FCPS. Attendees at the ceremony included school district members, industry professionals, CyberPatriot...


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