March 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AFA Looking for Airmen Stories for its “Air Force Album: We Who Served”
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the upcoming publication of a unique document, the “Air Force Album: We Who Served”. This special publication will include recollections and photographs from living Airmen, as well as remembrances provided by family members of deceased Airmen, making this volume a comprehensive legacy to all those who served in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations.
“The valuable stories of our Airmen are being lost and AFA is pleased to take the reins of this project to record their stories for the benefit of future generations of Americans,” said Mike Dunn, President and CEO of AFA.
Scheduled for release in September, this hardcover, limited edition book will feature hundreds of photographs—many in color. It will include “The Rise of an Air Force,” a 100-page chronology, in words and pictures, of the development of the nation’s air arm from Kitty Hawk in 1903 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today. This unique feature has been prepared by the editors and staff of AIR FORCE Magazine.
Eligibility for participation in the “Air Force Album” includes those who served in the United States Air Force and/or its predecessor organizations in the Army—the Aviation Section, Aeronautical Division, Air Service, Air Corps, and Army Air Forces (including WASPs). Members of the USAF Auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol, are also eligible.
Family members are invited -- and encouraged -- to include the stories of their loved ones who served.
AFA has contracted with Harris Connect of Chesapeake, VA, to gather the information from participants and publish the “Air Force Album”. Harris has more than 40 years experience developing directories as well as expertise in data collection and publishing.
If you or your loved one is eligible to be included, we encourage you to call 1-800-473-8177 between March 9 and June 8, 2009 to be included in this historical publication. No calls will be accepted for this project prior to March 9 or after June 8. The albums will be printed and shipped to purchasers with expected delivery in November 2009.
For information on this project, contact Susan Rubel, Member Services Director, Air Force Association, 703-247-5842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 125,000 members. Visit AFA at http://www.afa.org.
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