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Air Force Association San Diego Chapter 118

The force behind the force in our San Diego community


Dear AFA Members:
The Air Force Association is proud to announce that we are furthering our partnership with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to promote aerospace education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.
"The partnership between AFA and CAP offers a great opportunity for members from both organizations to stay connected and advocate for the future of our Air Force," said General Larry Spencer, AFA President. "Education is one of AFA's top priorities, and we believe this relationship supports that mission by granting our members access to invaluable information on the rich history of our great Air Force."
As a thank you to AFA members, CAP is extending a special opportunity for AFA members to become involved as "Friends of CAP" for $15 instead of the usual $35 cost. AFA "Friends of CAP" pay $15 as a tax deductible gift to further support Civil Air Patrol without volunteer membership obligations. Friends will receive the Civil Air Patrol magazine twice a year, as well as periodic emails with updates from the national staff and development office. Friends are also eligible to take advantage of member benefits and discounts.  To become an AFA Friend of CAP click here and use discount code AFACAP on page two of the online form.
If you know of any CAP members who are not currently AFA members, please encourage them to join AFA at a special price for new CAP members. Click here for more info.
We look forward to partnering with CAP and working together to promote aerospace education and a dominate Air Force.
Sincerely, The Air Force Association

Chapter Leadership

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

About AFA


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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.

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We hope you were able to join us as we celebrated the Air Force's 69th birthday with our veterans at the Chula Vista Veterans home on September 17th.

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Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting

Our next General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

This will be the 1st meeting of the year for San Diego Chapter 118.

The guest speaker at this meeting will be R. G. Head, Brigadier General, USAF (Retired).

RG Head is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and was one of the first fighter pilots in Vietnam. He flew 325 combat missions in the A-1 Skyraider, earned the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and thirteen Air Medals. He has a PhD in political science, taught International Relations and Defense Policy at the Air Force Academy, had a second tour in South East Asia and commanded the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron in the Philippines. He is a distinguished graduate of Pilot Training, ‘Top Gun’ in Advanced Fighter Training, a graduate of the National War College and top graduate of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University

He was a Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City where he published a book, "Crisis Resolution."

He served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Military Assistant to the Under Secretary for Policy and in the Joint Staff as the Special Assistant to the Director for JCS Matters. When promoted to Brigadier General he served in Italy as Deputy Commander of 5 ATAF and the Air Staff.

RG has a Facebook page and is a resident of Coronado

His latest book is "Oswald Boelcke – Germany's Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat."

We will meet at Filippi’s Pizza Restaurant and Bar on Kearny Villa Road at 6:00 pm. The address is 5353 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123

Golf Tournament

14th Annual AFA & AFROTC Aztec "Shoot Out" Scholarship Golf Tournament: Friday April 7, 2017