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July 18, 2009

Air Force Association chapter: Education is the foundation of organization’s mission


AFA membership is open to anyone, no matter if they are now or have ever been affiliated with the Air Force. Individual memberships are $36 annually, while corporate community partners pay $75 per year.

“It’s just not retirees,” said Ohnesorge, a former vice wing commander at Vance. “We have quite a few people, even on our board, who are not retirees.”

Looking ahead, the local chapter plans to reach out to local groups to present programs about the Air Force and the function of AFA. Cox hopes to see the group expand its presence on base.

“I’d like to see the AFA be the go-to people on base,” Cox said. “If they want to do a fun-run on base for all the airmen, have the AFA be the ones to sponsor it, to have T-shirts and drinks, just to raise the awareness of the Air Force Association.”


To join Chapter 214 of the Air Force Association, contact Brian Colby, membership vice president, via e-mail at For information, go to Chapter 214’s Web site,

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