are eligible for AFPAAA membership if you have ever served, or are serving
now, in USAF Public Affairs, as a still photographer or videographer (Multimedia) or in an official Air Force Band, or as an
Air Force Broadcaster; in uniform or as a civilian, officer or enlisted,
in the active force or as a member of the Guard or Reserve. (Upon approval of the Board of Directors, a limited
number of "Affiliate" memberships are open to individuals who are not otherwise eligible.)
are 500+ members strong ... more a fraternity than an association
... whose members span the generations from before WW II through Korea,
Vietnam, Kuwait and Afghanistan to today. You're sure to find someone you know
- or want to know - among our members.
are probably as many reasons to join AFPAAA as there are members. But, one of
the best explanations we've seen came from Alvina Mitchell who
joined as a Lifetime Member.
take great pride in being associated with this group. I felt an exhilarating
synergy whenever SAF/PA gathered a bunch of us together for a social function.
Ours is just a special group filled with talented people connected by a
common experience of passion and panic. I want to stay involved and the alumni association offers a way to do that.
for why I joined as a life member, I figure why bother paying in dribs
and drabs. I intend this to be a long-term relationship and becoming a
life member now will probably save me in the long run. Besides, I better
pay now while I still have a full-time job."
1. Full Members - former Air Force Public Affairs, Air Force Broadcasting
Service or Air Force Band personnel, military or civilian, retired or
2. Associate Members - current or former Air Force Public Affairs, Air
Force Broadcasting Service or Air Force Band personnel, military or civilian still in active
3. Adjunct Members - spouses, widows or widowers of those eligible
to be Full or Associate Members.
4. Affiliate Members - a limited number of persons not eligible for
membership under any of the above categories may become a member upon
favorable recommendation by the Membership Committee and approval by the
Board of Directors (U.S. citizens only).
Only Full Members may vote or hold Association offices. All others
may be a member of any special or standing comittee as long as they do
not serve as a committee chairperson.
may change categories at any time as circumstances permit. To do
so members must notify the Membership Committee of their new status.
For example: when associate members let us know that they have retired,
we change their status to full (voting) membership at no additional charge
for the remainder of their membership term. They begin to pay the
full membership dues rate on their normal renewal date. Questions?
ARE OUR MEMBERS?
membership is composed of retired, separated and active duty men and women.
Many - well into their second careers - hold PR, marketing and advertising
positions in business and industry. Others are college professors, composers,
authors, business owners, video producers, fund raisers, studio musicians,
journalists, investors, politicians and entrepreneurs. And others just fish, travel or
play golf. But, what we all have in common is an abiding interest in today's
USAF and a strong desire to maintain the friendships we have forged in
members live in most states and many foreign countries. Areas with the
largest concentrations of members include: Washington DC, Texas,
Florida, California and Colorado.
[No members in Rhode Island ... so far.]
JOIN, Part II?
you join, you'll receive our annual membership directory. You'll find out
what happened to "whatsisname" who may now hold a prominent public relations
or marketing communications position in a major company, is a broadcasting
executive, or has a successful career in pop or classical music. You'll
find names, addresses, phone, fax and e-mail numbers of every AFPAAA member.
And, when the directory next appears, you'll be in it too.
also receive a quarterly newsletter - filled with information on what's
happening in Air Force Public Affairs, Broadcasting and Bands; reports
about Association activities, and stories about our members. And, finally,
each year, at our Annual Reunion and Membership Meeting you'll get an opportunity to
be "re-Blued" as we tour active duty installations amid ample opportunity
for "social interaction."
course, we also have this website to keep you up-to-speed between newsletters
and to maintain a convenient resource for members old and new. This website
also includes -- available to members only -- an on-line membership directory,
both "text only" and PDF file versions of our newsletter, as well as a
jobs listing and an extensive job hunting resource section.
YOU CAN BE PART OF ...
|EASY TO JOIN ...
Just complete our ONLINE APPLICATION