For Immediate Release
December 16, 2010
AFA’s 2010 Pitsenbarger Awards Help CCAF Graduates
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the recipients of the AFA Pitsenbarger Awards. Under this program, each of the recipients receives a special one-time $400 grant and a certificate of achievement.
The award is named for William H. Pitsenbarger, an Airman First Class who gave his life in Vietnam saving others. For his heroism, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
AFA’s Pitsenbarger Awards are based on distinguished activity encompassing leadership, teamwork, citizenship, community service, dedication, personal development and academic achievement, along with a Commander’s endorsement. Top Air Force enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree are eligible for the award.
“This year’s recipients have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and leadership qualities,” said George Muellner, AFA’s Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “AFA is proud to contribute to these Airmen’s educational endeavors and recognize their hard work.”
For more information, contact Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or LCross@AFA.org.
The 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 over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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