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Chapter Leadership

President: Dick Jeffreys
Vice President - Gene Alfaro
Secretary – Tom Pickerell
Treasurer Jack Porath

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Padres National University Military Scholarship

National University, a veteran-founded nonprofit, and the San Diego Padres are teaming up to support the U.S. military by awarding $5,000 scholarships to 10 outstanding service members or veterans.

For more than two decades, the Padres have recognized and honored men and women who serve and are recognized as the Team of the Military throughout professional sports. Now, the Padres are partnering with National Unieversity to help military service members pursue their higher education goals and further their careers.

Application Requirements:

Active-duty or veteran status in either the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard.

Must meet minimum NU admissions eligibility and be in good academic standing.

Must apply to NU within 90 days of award
Scholarship is open to both current and prospective students

Must be available to accept scholarship in San Diego on the corresponding Padres Military Appreciation Day for your branch

  • U.S. Air Force & Air National Guard - May 5
  • U.S. Navy - June 9
  • U.S. Coast Guard - July 14
  • U.S. Marine Corps - July 28
  • U.S. Army and Army National Guard - September 22
Please note: all applications must be received 14 days prior to the Padres Military Appreciation Day for your branch.

Visit to learn more and apply.

Upcoming Events

16th Annual AFA & ROTC "Aztec Shoot-Out Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, April 5th 2019

Thanks for joining us for our 16th 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.

See images from the tournament here

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.