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AFPAAA's Board of Directors has unanimously decided to postpone this year's Annual Meeting to 2022. The new dates will be September 29 to October 1, 2022.
Covid-19 uncertainties were the driving factor in the board's decision. “It was the best decision our board could make for all involved – our members, Air Force Material Command, the AF Museum, and the hotel,” said AFPAAA president and meeting coordinator Perry Nouis.
“Rescheduling to allow sufficient time for most people to be vaccinated and for things to return to as normal as possible across the country was the way to go,” he said.
More details about the postponement decision are available in the April News and Notes cover story and Perry's "From the President's Pen" letter.
While it will still be a while before you'll be able to see your friends in Dayton, you can reminisce a bit by checking out some photos from our last two annual meetings...
Go here to see photos of the 2018 meeting in San Diego.
Or go here to see photos of the 2019 meeting in Charleston.