Welcome to our Chapter


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Ed passes the gavel to Steve Scott

Our Chapter is committed to the Goals of the Air Force Association (AFA) to support and be an advocate for our great US Air Force and to

1) Support aerospace education.

2) Educate the public about the critical role of space in the support of warfighters and in turn all Americans.

3) Support the Air Force family.

We hope our site provides you useful information about us, our annual events, and AFA.  Our purpose here is to provide current information on local chapter-related events & provide a pathway to the AFA Home Page for a broader perspective of AFA’s services and activities.

Our local events include two membership mixers each year with a prominent guest speaker from the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or other Air Force organization.  In June we sponsor our annual “Salute to SMC” Awards Banquet and SMC Executive Forum.  The banquet honors the most outstanding military and civilian performers at SMC in various categories, including program management, scientist, engineering, and leadership.  The highlights of the banquet are the presentation of our Schriever Space Leadership award to a nationally recognized space leader and a Schriever Fellowship award in recognition of significant accomplishments within the Space mission.  The Executive Forum pulls together senior industry and government officials to discuss space and acquisition-related issues.

In November, recent changes have replaced the old Global Warfare Symposium with a Mitchell Institute function (Thursday and Friday of the AF Ball week) in Los Angeles that includes national or senior USAF speakers and a panel of renowned experts and executives.  Thursday the Chapter sponsors the Space Executive Reception, an invitation-only event that brings together the symposium speakers and panel with senior industry and SMC leaders.  Friday evening the Chapter sponsors the Air Force Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.  At the ball the Thomas D. White Award is presented to an industry or government leader who has contributed significantly to supporting Air Force space mission and goals.  At this event our Chapter also recognizes significant space-related accomplishments through the award of a Schriever Fellowship.

We invite you to help with or participate in all these events.  Your support of these premier events is critical to ensure continuing great work by our chapter.  Please visit the Chapter Events page to get more details and for points of contact for more information.

Again, we welcome you to our website and to one of the most dynamic AFA chapters. We are looking forward to serving your needs in the upcoming year.  Please let us know how we can improve our new site to better serve your information needs.


Tav Taverney

Chairman of the Board


Steve Scott