AAFB Sergeants Association a worthy organization

by Joan Wilcoxen, - wilcoxens@sbcglobal.net

Members of Altus AFB AFSA Chapter 988 at their recent meeting on Altus Air Force Base.

The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 988 at Altus Air Force Base is encouraging enlisted members to join this worthy organization. Over the past five decades, the Air Force Sergeants Association has built a reputation as a stalwart advocate for Air Force enlisted members, past and present, and their families.

AFSA’s Mission is to advocate improved quality of life and economic fairness that will support the well-being of the Total Air Force (Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command) enlisted personnel and their families. The organization strives to protect those who serve, and have served. AFSA represents its 100,000 members by advocating for their interests to America’s elected and military leaders. As a federally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, AFSA is able to lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of its members. A global association with local impact, AFSA is organized in seven divisions across the U.S. and overseas; the heart of AFSA is its 132 chapters.

Airman First Class Coral Rojas, stationed at Altus AFB, Oklahoma who is the Plans and Programs Trustee for AFSA Chapter 988 had the privilege of attending the AFSA International Professional Airmen’s Conference in San Antonio, Texas, along with the rest of the AFSA chapter’s executive council. Here’s what she had to say about it, “My experience at the conference was without question an unforgettable one. The conference was comprised of many great events like Senior Leader Panels, Professional Development Forums, Training Workshops, Honor’s Banquets, and even a concert series. I was fortunate enough to meet various influential people, for instance eight former Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force, the current Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Secretary of the Air Force; a rare opportunity that unfortunately not many young airmen get to experience. By attending senior leadership perspective meetings, legislative forums, and AFSA business training meetings, I gained valuable information that I can now utilize and distribute amongst my peers. I learned about the four pillars of AFSA, which are legislation, membership, communications, and fraternity. I also learned a lot about many benefits that AFSA is fighting hard to protect for us past, present, and future military members and families, every single day. Even though the conference focused on professional growth and development, we had fun with events such as pool and patio parties, live band shows, and not to mention it was a great chance to socialize and network with fellow AFSA chapters. Having been presented with the opportunity to take part in such an enlightening event at an early stage in my career has been a blessing, and something that I will never take for granted. “

More information on the history and objectives of AFSA can be found on line at http://www.hqafsa.org/about-us.html If you would like to join AFSA, please call Steve Francis at 580-471-0281 for more information.

Members of Altus AFB AFSA Chapter 988 at their recent meeting on Altus Air Force Base.
http://www.altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_AFSA-2015-photo.jpgMembers of Altus AFB AFSA Chapter 988 at their recent meeting on Altus Air Force Base.

by Joan Wilcoxen,


Reach Joan Wilcoxen at wilcoxens@sbcglobal.net

Reach Joan Wilcoxen at wilcoxens@sbcglobal.net

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