AFA Langley Chapter Symposium / Salute
"Building A Cutting Edge Air Force"
December 1-3, 2021
Bayview Commonwealth Center and Creech Conference Center
The AFA Langley Chapter is once again proud to present our annual Airpower Symposium and Salute to Team Langley. This year’s symposium will be a hybrid event -- in-person and virtual. Given the recently imposed DoD and 633rd Air Base Wing COVID-19 guidance, this format will offer the most participation while still complying with restrictions limiting us to 50-people or 50%, whichever is less, maximum room occupancy. We remain committed to providing an excellent opportunity for meaningful engagement between industry representatives and Air Combat Command’s leadership and staff. We are very grateful to our industry partners for the vital support they provide our local Airmen and their families. This symposium is our chapter’s primary annual fundraiser and enables us to sponsor a myriad of worthy endeavors. Some examples include providing meals for short-notice deploying airmen, presenting Pitsenbarger Scholarships and Distinguished Graduate awards for Airmen Leadership School graduates, purchasing unit quarterly/annual awards, and helping to offset some unit banquet costs for all five JBLE Wings. These funds also support local Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education opportunities such as five local Cyber Patriot teams and local STEM Teachers of the Year awards. We have also provided equipment and other support to multiple regional Civil Air Patrol squadrons and local AFJROTC programs. For these programs, we sincerely appreciate our industry partners’ consideration in securing one of our sponsorship packages.
Due to the COVID-19 room occupancy restrictions, registration is required for all in-person attendees via corporate sponsorships or individual sign-ups. Virtual attendees must still register but we are not limited in final numbers.
Please send us any questions or comments to [email protected] and sign up to sponsor/register with the link below.
Videos of Previous AFA Langley Chapter Meetings
While COVID has made meeting via ZOOM a necessity, we will have to admit that there are some benefits. The largest is that speakers for our meetings are not limited to those in our local area. We have hosted several really great programs this year, and have captured those programs with video from the ZOOM meeting. Use the link to our private YouTube Channel below to review presentations from General Mike Loh, Lt Gen David Deptual, former CMSAF Rodney McKinley and several other guest speakers.
Airmen Connections 1UP!
NOTAM: The Langley Chapter of the Air Force Association has answered a call to action from the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force to aid in combating an unprecedented suicide rate in the Air Force. AFA Langley chapter members retired CMSgt John Thompson and MSgt Timothy Tanbonliong have started a podcast -- Airmen Connections 1 UP! to support a Service culture of help-seeking and resiliency as well as identifying and highlighting leadership challenges and opportunities. Select "Airmen Connections in the top menu or CLICK BELOW to get the Podcast.