For Immediate Release
November 12, 2010
AFA Recognized for Aerospace Education Initiatives
Chairman Sanford “Sandy” Schlitt Accepts National Award on Behalf of AFA
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association was a recipient of the 2010 Mervin K. Strickler Award at the National Aeronautic Association’s 2010 Fall Awards Banquet on Monday, November 8, 2010, at Crystal Gateway Marriott in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Stickler Award, established in 1995, recognizes aerospace education excellence and continuous leadership. The award is specifically given to organizations and individuals who have illustrated outstanding achievements in the field of aerospace education. It recognizes those who share the commitment to aerospace education displayed by Dr. Mervin K. Strickler, also known as the “father” of aviation education.
AFA was cited for their many initiatives put in place to educate on aerospace power, including the Billy Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, which provides critical insight to today’s policymakers by producing studies, forums and briefings on key aerospace topics, and CyberPatriot, the national high school cyber defense competition in which students learn about cybersecurity as they competitively seek out cyber vulnerabilities in virtual networks.
The Air Force Association (AFA) has supported and been a leader in Aerospace Education since its inception in 1946, beginning with AFA’s founding father General Hap Arnold, and its first president, Jimmy Doolittle.
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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