AFPAAA is a non-profit, veterans organization of past and present U.S. Air Force Public Affairs, Band, Combat Camera, and Broadcast professionals.
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We are committed to preserving the heritage and professionalism of the Public Affairs community, helping members transition into new jobs, and maintaining contact with friends and co-workers. We are more a fraternity than an association; a fraternity of over 500 men and women whose generations were defined by the conflicts they were involved in and the deployments they were sent on - World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other places around the globe - yet sharing a singular common experience.
A tax-exempt veterans organization under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, AFPAAA was first incorporated in Virginia in late 1993.
If you are now, or ever were, a member of the Public Affairs family, AFPAAA is here for you.
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The spring edition of News and Notes is out, with news about the cancellation of this year's annual meeting, Col. Pat Ryder's promotion to Brig. General and selection as the next SAF/PA Director, and changes to the Air Force song to make it more inclusive. There's a profile featuring the great work Denny Gauci does mentoring wounded warriors, an update from our president, Jay DeFrank, and a mail-in ballot with info about the candidates running in this year's board election. Profiles of friends we've lost, welcomes to new members, and the latest about the Oral History program top off an issue you won't want to miss.
AFPAAA'S 27th annual membership meeting, originally scheduled for April 30th to May 2nd in Dayton, Ohio, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
To learn more details, including information on registration fee refunds, hotel reservation cancellations, and airline policies, follow any of the links below.
One of the highlights of this year's meeting agenda was going to be a visit to the National Museum of the US Air Force. It may not be quite the same as being there in person, but here are two ways you can visit the museum - and not even get out of your chair.
- You can click or tap on this link for a virtual tour of the museum.
- Or you can check out the video below for a drone's eye view of the museum's displays. The video is best seen in full screen mode; to do that, click on the icon in the lower right corner of the video. You may see an ad initially, which you can delete by clicking on the X.