The Air Force Public Affairs Hall of Fame recognizes those Public
Affairs professionals who have made unique, significant and lasting
contributions to the United States Air Force.
Members of the Hall of Fame, whether enlisted, officer, or civilian, were groundbreaking leaders in one or more of the specialities encompassed by the Air Force Public Affairs career field — Band, Broadcasting, Visual Information/Combat Camera, and Information/Public Affairs. They secured their places of honor in the history and traditions of the Air Force by their ceaseless and eminently successful efforts to earn it the trust, confidence, and appreciation of the American people.
Upon induction, each new Hall of Fame member — or their family representative — receives a unique trophy commemorating the honoree's contributions to Air Force Public Affairs. Recognizing the significance of this special honor to the Public Affairs family, AFPAAA's Board of Directors has selected a permanent physical location for the Hall of Fame, and is currently working with SAF/PA on plans for its establishment at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland.
On July 1, 2021 the AFPAAA Board of Directors and SAF/PA announced the names of the fifteen "Pioneers" — the first class of inductees into the Hall of Fame. Eight more inductees have since been announced. The three members of the 2021 class were announced on October 1, 2021, and the five members of the 2022 class were announced on July 1, 2022. Subsequent inductees will be selected on an annual basis and honored each year at the AFPAAA Annual Meeting.
To read about the accomplishments of the distinguished professionals who have been honored as Hall of Fame inductees, see the list below.
Know someone, living or deceased, who you feel is worthy of this unique honor? Go here to learn how the nomination and selection process works.
To view the list of all the members of the Hall of Fame, click or tap on
the "All Inductees" tab. You can also search for an inductee either
alphabetically by the first letter of their last name, or by when they
Click or tap on an inductee's picture to learn more about their accomplishments and their lasting contributions to the Public Affairs profession.
If you are a member of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association,
the Combat Camera Association, the Air Force Musicians Association, or
the Air Force Broadcasters Alumni group, and know of a deserving
candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame, you can submit a
nomination to the Hall of Fame Committee by
completing the nomination form below.
Selections for induction into the Hall of Fame are made on an annual basis. The deadline for submitting a nomination is December 1st of each year.
The Hall of Fame Committee consists of representatives from AFPAAA, the Combat Camera Association, the Air Force Musicians Association, and the Air Force Broadcasters Alumni group. The committee reviews all nominations received and makes recommendations for each year’s class of inductees. The committee’s recommendations are then shared with the SAF/PA Director for his or her input, prior to a final selection decision by the AFPAAA Board of Directors.
The members of the Hall of Fame Committee are:
If you need additional information about the Hall of Fame or the nominating process, please send your questions to the committee via email to: email@example.com.