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AFA Remembers Fallen Patriots on Memorial Day Many of the nation’s servicemen and women have given their lives in the name of freedom and liberty. From the American Revolution to today, our way of life would not be possible without their sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with those among us who have lost a family member or friend in service of our nation. Together, this Memorial Day, we remember the brave, and we devote ourselves to keep the flame of freedom alive for generations to come. Please take a moment to pause and reflect on those who served, those who gave all, and those who still serve in harm’s way. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.
Comcast Interviews Craig McKinley, AFA President, About Upcoming Air Force Association Cycling Classic
Comcast Newsmakers recently sat down with Craig McKinley, AFA President, to discuss the upcoming Air Force Association Cycling Classic. AFA will partner with Arlington Sports to host the annual 2013 Air Force Association Cycling Class on June 8-9 in Arlington, Va. The AFA Wounded Airman Program will be the sole official beneficiary and will receive a portion of the funds raised from the event. For more information on how to register, donate, or sign up as a volunteer, please visit
Wednesday, May 25, 1910 -- In Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur and Orville Wright fly together for the first time.
Wednesday, May 25, 1927 -- AAC Lt. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle flies the first successful outside loop.
Thursday, May 25, 1961 -- President Kennedy, at a joint session of Congress, declares a national space objective: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth."
Wednesday, May 28, 1980 -- The Air Force Academy graduates its first female cadets.
Thursday, May 29, 1952 -- The first combat use of air-to-air refueling of Air Force fighter airplanes takes place as 12 Republic F-84E Thunderjets flown by pilots from the 159th Fighter-Bomber Squadron are refueled.
Thursday, May 30, 1912 -- Wilbur Wright dies of typhoid fever at his home in Dayton, Ohio. He was 45.
Friday, May 30, 1913 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology begins teaching aerodynamics.
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AFA is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security. ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education. SUPPORT the total Air Force family, and promote aerospace education.