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AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION THE FORCE BEHIND THE FORCE Rocky Mountain CGOC Quarterly Professional & Service Development Seminar 28 Apr 10
Our Definition of Professional Development • To better oneself professionally –A true professional Never stops learning • Search for every possible opportunity to learn how to improve yourself; your job; your unit, our Air Force –Professional Military Education –Training –Facilitated Learning Opportunities –Consultation, Coaching, Mentoring, Lessons Learned, Study, Reflective Supervision and Technical Assistance
My AFA story
AFA Mission • EDUCATES the public about the critical role of aerospace power in the defense of our nation • ADVOCATES aerospace power and a strong national defense • SUPPORTS the United States Air Force – Air Force family – Aerospace Education
AFA Vision To become the premier professional military association in the United States – dedicated to aerospace pre-eminence and a strong national defense.
How AFA is Involved • Publish AIR FORCE Magazine & Daily Report to educate the membership and the public • Publish independent, policy relevant studies through the Gen Billy Mitchell Institute • Conduct national symposia and disseminate aerospace issues through outreach programs • Sponsor professional development seminars and recognize excellence in –Aerospace Education (AE) –Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
How AFA is Involved • Present scholarships and grants • Award educator grants & promote STEM • Sponsor Cyber. Patriot National High School Cyber Defense Competition • Support the Grassroots organizations of 125+ AFA chapters • Recognize the 12 Outstanding Airman of the Year (since 1956) • See www. afa. org for more
Coalition of Professional Aerospace Organizations
Our Local Chapter Lance P. Sijan AFA Chapter • 2600+ members – 3 rd largest AFA chapter • 1 of 4 chapters in Colorado – Mile High Chapter (Denver) – Gen Robert E. Huyser Chapter (Grand Junction) – Mel Harmon Chapter (Pueblo) • 4 major AF installations in our AOR –Peterson AFB –Schriever AFB –Cheyenne Mountain AFS –USAF
Our Local Chapter Lance P. Sijan AFA Chapter • Meet the second Tuesday of every Month • 0730 -0830 at the Armed Forces YMCA www. afasijan. com
Why AFA Now? • By becoming a member as a CGO you… –Encounter many professional development opportunities early in your career –Have the chance to serve in a leadership role outside of work –Meet and network with members from all careers and walks of life –Travel to events; AFA National Convention and multiple symposia –Expand your knowledge of the Air Force and its history The AFA is your professional development link now and in the future!