For Immediate Release
August 19, 2009
AFA Announces 2009 National Aerospace Awards
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) is pleased to announce award recipients for the National Aerospace and Specialty Awards programs.
Many of the awards will be presented at ceremonies during AFA’s 2009 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exhibition scheduled for September 14-16, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
Learn more or register at http://www.afa.org/events/conference/2009/default.asp. Other awards (as indicated) will be presented at award ceremonies local to the award recipient.
Among this year’s highlights:
- The W. Stuart Symington Award to Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.
- The AFA Lifetime Achievement Awards to the Doolittle Raiders, the Tuskegee Airmen and Dr. James Schlesinger.
- The John R. Alison Award to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for the MQ-9 Reaper.
- The H. H. Arnold Award to General John D. W. Corley.
- The AFA Chairman’s Aerospace Education Award to Exxon Mobil Corp.
Presenters at the Opening Ceremonies and Awards Ceremonies on September 14th include Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Norton A. Schwartz, Commanders from the Air Force’s Major Commands, and AFA’s Chairman of the Board Joseph Sutter. More information on the awards and the ceremonies is available at http://www.afa.org/AboutUs/faq09.asp.
“The Air Force Association is proud to recognize outstanding contributions to the nation and to the U.S. Air Force,” said Joe Sutter, Chairman of the Board for AFA. “These recognitions are reserved for significant professional excellence and major contributions to national defense. Our nation depends on innovative, dedicated professionals like these award recipients.”
“We also take pride in recognizing the state and chapter AFA volunteers, and their enthusiastic support for our Air Force,” Sutter said. “As a grassroots organization, our dedicated volunteers are the foundation of all that we do, and we appreciate their commitment to our Airmen and Air Force families.”
View the 2009 National Aerospace Award recipients
The Air Force Association 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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