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2nd Quarter


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2nd Quarter

  1. 1. Utah State AFA Newsletter 10 August 2009 From The President: What a busy and exciting quarter we all had for the second quarter of 2009. We want to pass a big thanks to those who supported the many events led by the Air Force Association this quarter. The image of the Air Force and the Utah Air Force Association has been enhanced by the excellence and professionalism shown by our members. We especially want to recognize all of the support for the Air Force week. Many had to repeatedly adapt, improvise, and overcome as the needs of the Air Force changed a number of times in preparation for the AF Week events. We especially want to thank Karl McCleary and the Focus on Defense Committee for overcoming so much to put on a very special event. The highlight of this 30th FOD had to be the opportunity to hear from the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. I assure you that despite all of the problems we had to overcome, the event was well worth the effort. Additionally, we would like to recognize Dennis Guyman and his committee for an outstanding Teacher of the Year Banquet and Wally Seager and the AEF board for a quality Teacher Symposium, and Wally and Don Wardle for coordinating support for Air Force Week activities and our efforts with the air show. In all, it was a great effort to showcase Hill AFB and our outstanding, airmen, government employees, and civilian defense contractors. We would also like to congratulate the recently announced AFA national winners from Utah. First, congratulations to our State AEF President, Wally Saeger for his selection to receive the National Exceptional Service award. Additionally, our 2008 Teacher of the Year, Matthew Smith, from the Davis School District, finished 3 rd for this year’s AFA National Teacher of the Year. Representing Hill AFB were Michelle L. Storch, selected as the AFA Joan Orr Spouse of the Year (her and her husband have moved on to a new assignment), and TSgt Benjamin Horton, an EOD specialist from the 775 th Civil Engineering Squadron, selected as one of the Air Force Twelve Outstanding Airmen. Finally, we would like to congratulate Utah Senator Orrin Hatch who was selected for the W. Stuart Symington Award for civilian contribution in the field of national defense. As you can see, Utah was represented well in this year’s awards. Coming up is one of the great events of the year hosted by the Hill AFB Museum, Chapter 235, and Chapter 237. Last year, three events were combined at the Museum to create an outstanding triad of activity. On Saturday, 29 August, the Museum will host its annual Open Cockpit food drive. Bring canned food and step into history as you get to climb into the cockpits of some of our military’s great historic aircraft. Additionally, they will hold a car show and offer period musical performances. While that event goes on, Chapter 235 will be hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off on the grounds of the museum. The Chapter is looking for sponsors and teams. Funds raised go to the HAFB Family Support Center. Chapter 237 will be hosting its annual 9-11 Memorial Ride Motorcycle Rally. The ride starts at Rooster’s Restaurant in Layton, heads out for a fun cruise through the mountains, and finishes at the Museum. Funds raised during this event will support Operation Warm Heart. As September chapter meetings are rolling around, we would like to invite you to attend your local chapter to see what you can do. All chapters will hold chapter elections at that meeting. All the chapters need new energy as we head forward to the next decade. WE NEED YOU! To check on all events and register, check our website at . If you wish to contact me please do so at . Kit K Workman President of the Utah Air Force Association Quarter 2008
  2. 2. Northern Utah Chapter #235 - President: Bob George Meetings: 1st Wednesday of Every Month at the Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Conference Room 748 West Heritage Blvd, Ste 201—Layton, Utah 84041 Thanks to those who supported the Scowcroft Banquet. Once again it was an outstanding success. We appreciate all who participated, and especially thanks to our many sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners! Upcoming Events The Annual Chili Cook-off will be held 29 August at the Hill AFB Museum. This event will be held in conjunction with the Ute-Rocky Mt Ride for Pride and the Hill AFB Museum Open Cockpit Food Drive. We are still looking for team sponsors and chili cook-off teams. All proceeds for the event go to the Hill AFB Family Support Center. The cooking starts at 8 am with the public and judges joining us at noon. We invite interested persons to join us at a meeting. To continue to do great things, we need you! You can find information at the AFA website,, or feel free to contact me at . Salt Lake City Chapter #236 - President: Don Wardle Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at the AFROTC Building on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City - call for directions World War II Speaker Series The Chapter continues to support the monthly World War II Speaker Series held at the Main Library at 210 East 400 South in Salt Lake City. Veterans of all ranks and from all branches of the military service are scheduled to speak on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the library. (The series is currently on summer break until September 14.) April, May and June Activities In addition to the annual Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) POW Luncheon on April 10, 2009, which we reported on in the last newsletter, chapter members were involved in the following activities during the second quarter: Visits to all five assigned schools (Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Highland High School, Provo High School and Dixie High School) to present AFA Outstanding Cadet awards and scholarship funds to deserving ROTC cadets; Attendance at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet which was held on May 1 at Salt Lake Community College; Support of and attendance at a variety of events held in conjunction with Air Force Week in Salt Lake City, including the Focus on Defense Symposium, Tops in Blue performance, Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert, and the Salt Lake Chamber Military Salute Banquet; Chapter members also worked at the AFA Booth during the Hill AFB Open House and Air Show held on June 6-7. Upcoming Activities Chapter elections will be held during the regular chapter meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2009. Anyone interested in serving in an elected or appointed position should contact the Chapter President for more information. On Friday, September 18, 2009, the chapter, along with Arnold Air Society cadets from the University of Utah AFROTC and the Salt Lake City VA POW Advisory Committee, will host a POW/MIA Recognition Event. The
  3. 3. location is still TBD, but the event will consist of a guest speaker, displays of memorabilia by former Utah POWs, a flag retreat, and other activities. Stay tuned for more details. Chapter Meetings and Leadership We always welcome anyone who is interested in serving in a chapter leadership position, or who just wants to come out and be involved in chapter activities, to join us. If you are one of these people, please contact the Chapter President, Don Wardle, at 801-209-0537. There are plenty of opportunities to serve and we welcome your involvement. Ute-Rocky Mountain Chapter #237 - President: Jay Mosley First Wednesday of each month at Roosters, Layton.5:30pm Thanks for those who supported our membership night and helped with Air Force Week. Both events were outstanding. If you want to have fun, and make a difference, come join us. WE WANT YOU AND YOUR IDEAS! Upcoming Activities All bikers (motorcycle) come join us for the 2009 9-11 Memorial Ride to benefit Operation Warm Heart on Saturday, 29 August. Once again we will be joining the Hill AFB Museum and the Northern Utah Chapter at the Museum to combine a number our fundraisers. We will start at 7 am at Roosters in Layton and end with the Northern Utah Chili Cook-Off and the Open Cockpit at the Museum. This is a great event for a great cause. Please contact us to see how you can help plan and conduct these important programs. We hope to see you soon at an upcoming chapter meeting so you can learn more about these programs and many other ways to be the Force Behind the Force. Our website is well maintained and packed with information. Please feel free to contact me at with comments or questions. Aerospace Education Foundation The AEF had a very busy and successful quarter with. We want to thank those who coordinated and participated in the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet and Teacher’s Symposium. Both events were highlighted by the participation of our guest from NASA and the Arizona State University Mars Education Program, Ms Paige Graff. She gave us great insight to the future of manned space flight, and provided our symposium attendees with an outstanding look at Mars research, and provided great curriculum materials. We would also like to congratulate Mr Matthew Smith, the 2008 Utah State Teacher of the Year. Mr Smith competed at the AFA national level for 2009, and finished 3rd for the AFA Teacher of the Year. Mr Smith received a $1000 cash prize in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the classroom. Industrial Associates We would like to bid Mr. John Fountain a farewell from his service at President of the Utah Industrial Associates. John has moved back into the government sector and so he has to step down. Thanks, John, for a great job. Mr. Jay Mosely will be leaving the Ute-Rocky Mt Chapter Presidency at the end of his term, so has graciously agreed to pick up where John left off. We are excited to have him aboard. Watch for more exciting events, especially with the upcoming 2010 Requirements Symposium in the planning stages. Jay. we look forward to your leadership!
  4. 4. State Contact Information State President: Kit Workman-801-540-6464 Aerospace Education and State VP Wally Saeger- 801-643-8087 Industrial Associates Jay Mosley- 801-771-0812 Northern Utah Chapter: President: Bob George 801-771-8807 Vice-Pres: James Aadland 801-775-2011 Salt Lake City Chapter: President: Don Wardle 801-209-0537 Vice-Pres: Frank Clawson 801-240-2286 Ute-Rocky Mountain Chapter President: : Jay Mosley - 801-771-0813 Vice-Pres: Lidia McClung - 801-774-8200 Visit the State AFA Website at:
  5. 5. We would like to thank the following local businesses for becoming Community Partners with the AFA. Their support of the Air Force is greatly appreciated! If you have a chance let them know of your appreciation. America First Credit Union Lear Siegler Services Inc. LiteSpeed Displays & Graphics ARINC Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Auto Crafters – Layton Marie Callendar’s – Layton Aviation Materials Mgt. Inc. Melina’s BAE Systems North View Big O Tires Battelle Northridge High School JROTC Bayhaus West LLC Architecture Northrop Grumman Mission Systems – Clearfield Best Buy – Riverdale Northrup Grumman Information Tech. Boeing Peterson Motors Co. Charlie's Service & Muffler Raytheon Aerospace LLC Clearfield Big O Tires Real Estate Investments Inc. Cold Stone Creamery – Layton SAIC Colmek Systems Engineering Sargeant Fletcher Inc. Craig Taylor - Attorney at Law Select Engineering Services Dee's Service Center Smiths Aerospace Denny's Roy Restaurant Southwest Research Institute Ed Kenley Ford Support Systems Associates Fiesta Guadalajara TAMSCO Founders Title – Layton Timbermine Steakhouse Fred Wolff – Pleasant View TIP'S RV Garcia's Mexican Restaurant Total Quality Systems General Dynamics Utah State University – Discovery Alliance Center Hampton Inn – Layton Village Inn – Roy Heroux Devtek Inc. Walmart – Harrisville Holiday Inn Express Weber State University – Center for Science & Math Education Hometown Buffet Weber State University – College for Applied Science & Technology Howe Associates Westest Engineering James B. Grover – Layton Wild Bird Center – Layton Layton Hills Mall Winger's Restaurant – Clearfield Layton Visual Center