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Chapter Leadership

President: Dick Jeffreys
Vice President - Gene Alfaro
Secretary – Jim Trageser 
Treasurer Jack Porath

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Upcoming Events

RSVP to the AFSA-AFA Christmas Brunch

December 16th (Saturday) -- Joint AFSA-AFA Christmas Brunch @ The Marina in Chula Vista.

The Galley At The Marina
550 Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910

11 December 2017, By E-Mail or Telephone
Andrew Duenas, Chapter 1365 President

Wreaths Across America.

Our guest speaker Graham Wright, Assistant Director of the Fort Rosecrans/Miramar National Cemeteries mentioned Wreaths Across America during his presentation to the chapter on 28 September. He said he hoped that this year there would be wreaths for all the headstones.

Cadets from the South San Diego Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron 201 will be participating with other organizations in the laying of the wreaths on December 16th at Fort Rosecrans.

Purchasing a wreath (or more) not only recognizes our service men and women; it also supports Squadron 201. Each wreath costs $15.00, five dollars of this donation comes to the squadron to support its activities and provide scholarships for cadets to attend CAP activities outside the squadron.

A form with the information for CAP Cadet Squadron 201 is available (click here). Should you wish to donate at the Wreaths Across America Web site please annotate the form with: Location ID: _CAFRNS_ Fundraising Group ID: _CA0116P_

Teacher of the Year Nominations Requested

The San Diego chapter of the Air Force Association is now accepting
nominations for Chapter 118 Teacher of the Year. Based on the number of
nominations the chapter may select three teachers of the year one from
Elementary, Middle and High School.

The purpose of the Teacher of the Year program is to recognize classroom
teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12
students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and
preparing students to use and contribute to tomorrows technologies.

Please provide the following information for your nominee:

  • Nominees Name:
  • Mailing Address:
  • Daytime Phone Number:
  • Complete mailing address:
  • Email:
  • Subjects & Grades taught:
  • Years in current position:
  • Total Years Teaching:
  • School Name:
  • School Address:
  • School Phone & Email:
  • Principal:
  • Principal Email:
  • Jacket Size:

Additional information shall include a resume a well as other documents
and/or photographs that include the teacher with students completing
STEM activities. (Please ensure that students in photos have media
release permission for use.) The Air Force Association San Diego Chapter 118 Vice President of Aerospace Education would also like to schedule a visit with the teacher.

Our Teacher of the Year Award Recipient receives:

  • Check for $250.00
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • AFA Padfolio
  • Chapter Teacher of the Year Pin
  • A complimentary Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Membership sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol.

Questions may be directed to Gene Alfaro, VP. Chapter 118
email: or by phone at 619-985-6618

Nomination packages may be emailed to; a hard copy
can be mailed to:
118 TOY Nomination,
Attn: Gene Alfaro,
1235 Granite Springs Drive,
Chula Vista, CA 91915-2509

Due date for submission is March 8, 2018

Community Partner Special Offers

With a hero's welcome, the Gary Sinise Foundation brought WWII veterans and their guardians to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. One-of-a-kind experience that included a tour of this incredible museum, as well as entertainment, celebratory meals and an opportunity for community with their fellow veterans.

Our chapter has over 800 members in the San Diego area. Our purpose is to be the force behind the force in our local community.

We support the people and the missions of the local Air Force units in San Diego. We also support retired Air Force members locally providing a valuable link to the Air Force and its global mission.

Our members are a positive force in the community supporting local schools and students. We meet the last Thursday of every second month, usually at Filippi's Pizza.

Our meetings are open to all members and prospective members. We hope you can become involved with your local Air Force Association Chapter.

Thanks for joining us for our 14th Annual golf tournament to benefit scholarships supporting the young men and women cadets of Detachment 75 of the Reserve Officers Training Program (AFROTC) at San Diego State University.

These future officers of the United States Air Force appreciate your support to help them succeed as leaders serving our nation.

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