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Pinup SAF/PA Conference Room Dedicated
Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association members were guests at the SAF/PA conference room dedication ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at the Pentagon. SAF/PA Director BGen Ed Thomas honored the association, "for its contributions to the construction, furnishing and decoration of this conference room." A plaque noting the Association's role is displayed in the new room.

Representing AFPAAA at the ceremony were former SAF/PA Director Mike McRaney, current Director, Defense Media Activity Ray Shepherd, AFPAAA Board Member Connie Custer, Membership Chair Neil Buttimer, SAF/PA Liaison Clem Gaines, plus Denny Gauci, John & Barb Kirkwood, Dave & Mary Shea, Donna Stratford, Prof. Vincent R. Tocci and Dan Wooley.


Pinup Communication Waypoints
The Fall 2017 edition of Communication Waypoints is now available. Waypoints is intended for Air Force communicators at all levels to allow Airmen to communicate and engage in a manner that is timely, accurate and offers important context to our taxpayers and publics. Waypoints provides a baseline for synchronized communication through a common set of themes, messages, and facts that hit top issues affecting our Air Force.

Air Force PA professionals and leaders across the Air Force should use this product to anchor their communication.

The next Waypoints publication will be issued in Spring 2018.

Download: Communication Waypoints

Pinup Centurion Fund Aids Endowment
A few years ago the AFPAAA Board of Directors challenged a committee made up of C B Kelly and our late friends Charlie Powers and John Gulick to develop a way to promote more awareness of and add to the coffers of AFPAAA's Endowment Fund.

Thus, the Centurions were born.

To become a Centurion members simply donate $100 to the AFPAAA Endowment Fund. In return, at the next annual meeting, one Centurion donor's name will be drawn and he or she will receive a full refund of their annual meeting registration fee. (The refund can be applied to the current or next annual meeting.)

It is hoped that the public drawing and attendent publicity will attract further contributions. If even half of each meeting's attendees join the Centurions, the program would earn about $5000 per annual meeting, a substantial addition to the foundation.

For Annual Meeting reservation and registration details go to Annual Meeting

To make a Centurion donation: Send your check for $100.00 (payable to Endowment Fund) to: AFPAAA Centurions, Attn: Treasurer, P.O. Box 447, Locust Grove, VA 22508-0447. Be sure to clearly mark your check "Centurion"

Pinup Annual Meeting Site Selection - How to suggest a site
At the 2002 annual meeting, the membership approved a policy that - effective in 2005 - annual AFPAAA conference sites will be suggested and awarded on a bid basis. Any member interested in hosting an annual conference should download the Annual Conference Application Instructions and complete the Annual Conference Application form.

Instructions and an Application can be downloaded as PDF files HERE.

Any questions or concerns about the process should be sent to:
Annual Meeting Committee



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