Leadership

GERALD R. MURRAY

Chairman of the Board

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (retired) Gerald Murray has been involved with AFA as a board member, chapter president and delegate for 15 years.  

Murray also serves on the USAA Board of Directors, the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Trustees, the Air Force Enlisted Village Board of Directors, and the Airmen Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.  In previous years, he served on the Air Force University Board of Visitors, Armed Forces Benefit Association Board of Directors, and as Co-Chairman of the Air Force Retiree Council...

Jim Simons

Vice Chairman of the Board, Field Operations

James received his commission in the United States Army from Michigan State University in 1976.  He served as a Military Policeman for his entire career.  His assignments ranged from the United States to seven years in West Germany. Highlights include Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Deputy Installation Provost Marshal, Battalion Operations Officer, Community Provost Marshal, and Battalion Executive Officer.  He retired in 1994.  His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab...

Jim Hannam

Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education

Jim Hannam, Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education, is the volunteer leader guiding the overall direction of the AFA Education Mission and overseeing its Aerospace Education Programs. An AFA Life Member, he joined AFA in 1976. He serves in the Executive Committee of the DW Steele Chapter, and previously as Steele Chapter President, Virginia State Secretary, Central East Region President, AFA Board of Directors, Long Range Planning Committee, Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, and for the last many years,  Vice Chairman of the Aerospace Education Council. AFA awards include the Medal of Merit, Exceptional Service Award, President's and Chairman's Award, and AFA Member of the Year...

Richard W. Hartle

Secretary

Richard W. Hartle, Layton, UT. Rick is a Life Member of the Air Force Association and has served as a Chapter President, State President, board chair of the Utah Aerospace Education Foundation and twice on the AFA Board of Directors as a Director at Large. Mr. Hartle graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He recently retired from a 35 year career with The Boeing Company as Director of Business Development for the company’s Directed Energy and Strategic Systems programs. While with Boeing, he worked on Department of Defense and Air Force programs for nearly 30 years. He remains deeply engaged in his community in support of many volunteer interests.  Rick serves on the boards of the Utah Defense Alliance, the Strategic Deterrent Coalition, SIMX LLC and is the Treasurer and former Chair of the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee Executive Board...

Chuck Martin

Treasurer

Chuck Martin, National Treasurer, is the volunteer leader overseeing the financial affairs of the Association, exercising and performing the duties assigned by the Constitution and the Operations and Procedures Manual. The Treasurer chairs the Finance Committee and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. He works closely with the Chairman and confers regularly with the President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and other key staff, as appropriate...

Bruce "Orville" Wright

President

As the Air Force Association’s top executive, General Wright directs the association's professional staff. He is responsible for the management and operations of AFA and its 97,000 members, and he serves as the publisher of Air Force Magazine, the official journal of the Air Force Association.

Retiring as a three-star general, Wright spent 34 years in the Air Force. His last assignment was Commander of 5th Air Force and U.S. Forces Japan...

Douglas L. Raaberg

Executive Vice President

General Raaberg is Executive Vice President, Air Force Association, providing strategic direction to AFA as the premier professional military and aerospace education association in the nation.  He serves with the AFA President in their commitment to supporting Airmen and their families around the globe.   

Doug is an accomplished business executive and defense leader with a proven record of transforming vision into strategy to deliver innovative results...

AFA’s Field Operations are organized into geographic areas led by Region Presidents. The Region organization is not an operational unit but each President has coordination, administrative, and leadership responsibility for state organizations and is the senior representative for AFA within its geographical boundaries. 

  • Ken Spencer, Central East Region (Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia)
  • Wayne Kauffman, Far West Region (California, Hawaii, Guam)
  • Mark ChapmanFlorida Region (Florida, Puerto Rico)
  • Tom Koogler, Great Lakes Region (Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio)
  • Chris Canada, Midwest Region (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)
  • Kevin Grady, New England Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
  • Dan Murphy, North Central Region (Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
  • Patrick KonNortheast Region (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
  • Jeff Putnam, Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)
  • Linda Aldrich, Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)
  • Teresa AndersonSouth Central Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee)
  • Jackie Trotter, Southeast Region (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)
  • Roberta Oates, Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico)
  • Paul Weseloh, Texoma Region (Oklahoma, Texas)

AFA is also represented overseas by Marc Granville (EuropeJeremy Nickel (Pacific)



Chapter Name State Location Email Address
Birmingham  Alabama Birmingham AL100.Birmingham@afa.org
South Alabama Alabama Daphne AL101.SouthAlabama@afa.org
Montgomery  Alabama Montgomery AL102.Montgomery@afa.org
Tennessee Valley Alabama Huntsville AL335.TennesseeValley@afa.org
Edward J. Monaghan  Alaska Elmendorf AFB AK103.Monaghan@afa.org
Fairbanks Midnight Sun  Alaska Fairbanks AK362.Fairbanks@afa.org
Tucson  Arizona Tucson AZ105.Tucson@afa.org
Cochise  Arizona Sierra Vista AZ107.Cochise@afa.org
Frank Luke  Arizona Luke AFB AZ151.Luke@afa.org
Prescott Arizona Prescott AZ418.Prescott@afa.org
David D. Terry, Jr.  Arkansas Little Rock AR253.TerryJr@afa.org
Lewis E. Lyle Arkansas Hot Springs AR270.Lyle@afa.org
Fresno  California Fresno CA110.Fresno@afa.org
Monterey Bay Area California Monterey CA112.MontereyBay@afa.org
General Robert F. Travis  California Fairfield CA113.Travis@afa.org
Orange County/General Curtis E. LeMay  California Orange County CA114.LeMay@afa.org
C. Farinha Gold Rush  California Sacramento CA116.GoldRush@afa.org
San Diego  California San Diego CA118.SanDiego@afa.org
Golden Gate  California San Francisco CA120.GoldenGate@afa.org
General Doolittle Los Angeles Area  California Los Angeles CA121.LA@afa.org
Charles Hudson  California Bakersfield CA126.Hudson@afa.org
Palm Springs  California Palm Springs CA134.PalmSprings@afa.org
M/G Charles I. Bennett, Jr. California Merced CA144.Bennett@afa.org
High Desert  California Apple Valley CA146.HighDesert@afa.org
General Bernard A. Schriever Los Angeles California Los Angeles CA147.Schriever@afa.org
Bob Hope  California Riverside CA257.BobHope@afa.org
Robert H. Goddard  California Vandenberg AFB CA266.Goddard@afa.org
William J. 'Pete' Knight California Edwards AFB CA294.Knight@afa.org
David J. Price/Beale California Yuba City CA333.Beale@afa.org
Tennessee Ernie Ford  California Sunnyvale CA361.Ford@afa.org
Lance P. Sijan  Colorado Colorado Springs CO125.Sijan@afa.org
Mile High  Colorado Denver CO127.MileHigh@afa.org
Mel Harmon  Colorado Pueblo CO128.Harmon@afa.org
General Robert E. Huyser  Colorado Grand Junction CO408.Huyser@afa.org
Lindbergh/Sikorsky  Connecticut Westport CT312.Lindbergh@afa.org
Flying Yankees/Gen. Kenney Connecticut Windsor Locks CT423.Kenney@afa.org
Delaware Galaxy  Delaware Dover DE227.DelawareGalaxy@afa.org
BG Bill Spruance Delaware Dover DE282.Spruance@afa.org
Nation's Capital  District of Columbia Washington, DC DC130.NationCapital@afa.org
General Lauris Norstad Europe Shape Belgium   EU500.Norstad@afa.org
United Kingdom Europe Lakenheath  England EU503.UK@afa.org
Charlemagne Europe Geilenkirchen  Germany EU505.Charlemagne@afa.org
Lufbery-Campbell Europe Ramstein AFB  Germany EU507.LufberyCampbell@afa.org
Dolomiti Europe Aviano  Italy EU515.Dolomiti@afa.org
Spangdahlem Europe Spangdahlem  Germany EU534.Spangdahlem@afa.org
Red Tail Memorial Florida Ocala FL136.RTMemorial@afa.org
Florida Highlands  Florida Avon Park FL173.FloridaHighlands@afa.org
Martin Harris Florida Orlando FL303.Harris@afa.org
Cape Canaveral Florida Patrick AFB FL309.CapeCanaveral@afa.org
Waterman - Twining Florida Tampa FL316.Waterman@afa.org
Miami - Homestead Florida Miami FL317.Miami@afa.org
Gold Coast  Florida Broward County FL351.GoldCoast@afa.org
Colonel Loren D. Evenson Florida Panama City FL355.tyndall@afa.org
Eglin  Florida Fort Walton Beach FL365.Eglin@afa.org
General James R. McCarthy Florida Daytona Beach FL397.McCarthy@afa.org
Hurlburt  Florida Hurlburt Field FL398.Hurlburt@afa.org
Falcon  Florida Jacksonville FL399.Falcon@afa.org
Colonel H. M. "Bud" West Florida Tallahassee FL419.West@afa.org
Florida West Coast Chapter Florida Sarasota FL429.FLWestcoast@afa.org
Savannah  Georgia Savannah GA137.Savannah@afa.org
Carl Vinson Memorial  Georgia Warner Robins GA296.Vinson@afa.org
Dobbins  Georgia Atlanta GA331.Dobbins@afa.org
South Georgia  Georgia Valdosta GA381.SouthGA@afa.org
Hawaii  Hawaii Honululu HI138.Hawaii@afa.org
Snake River Valley  Idaho Mountain Home ID119.Valley@afa.org
Land of Lincoln Illinois Springfield IL133.Lincoln@afa.org
Chicagoland-O'Hare  Illinois Chicago IL142.Chicagoland@afa.org
Scott Memorial  Illinois Scott AFB IL168.ScottMemorial@afa.org
Heart of Illinois Illinois Galesburg IL172.Illinois@afa.org
P-47 Memorial Indiana Evansville in141.p47memorial@afa.org
Fort Wayne  Indiana Fort Wayne IN143.FortWayne@afa.org
Central Indiana  Indiana Indianapolis IN150.CentralIN@afa.org
Grissom Memorial  Indiana Kokomo IN152.Grissom@afa.org
Columbus-Bakalar Indiana Columbus IN288.Columbus@afa.org
Southern Indiana  Indiana Bloomington IN348.Southern@afa.org
Lawrence D. Bell Museum Indiana Mentone IN411.Bell@afa.org
Fort Dodge Iowa Fort Dodge IA264.FortDodge@afa.org
Richard D. Kisling Iowa Sioux City IA269.Kisling@afa.org
General Charles A. Horner  Iowa Des Moines IA437.Horner@afa.org
Northeast Iowa Iowa Waterloo IA439.Northeast@afa.org
LT Erwin R. Bleckley  Kansas Wichita KS154.Bleckley@afa.org
M/G Edward R. Fry  Kansas Topeka KS161.Fry@afa.org
Lexington  Kentucky Lexington KY405.Lexington@afa.org
General Russell E. Dougherty Kentucky Louisville KY407.Dougherty@afa.org
MG Oris B. Johnson Louisiana Baton Rouge LA156.Johnson@afa.org
Ark-La-Tex Louisiana Shreveport LA159.Ark-La-Tex@afa.org
Central Maryland  Maryland Rockville MD145.CentralMD@afa.org
Thomas W. Anthony  Maryland Andrews AFB MD157.Anthony@afa.org
Ft. Meade Maryland Baltimore MD160.fortmeade@afa.org
Pioneer Valley  Massachusetts East Long Meadow MA111.PioneerValley@afa.org
Otis  Massachusetts Falmouth MA166.Otis@afa.org
Minuteman Massachusetts Boston MA167.Minuteman@afa.org
Paul Revere  Massachusetts Bedford MA178.Revere@afa.org
Mount Clemens  Michigan Mount Clemens MI179.MountClemens@afa.org
Lake Superior Northland  Michigan Marquette MI238.Superior@afa.org
Lloyd R. Leavitt, Jr.  Michigan Alpena MI314.Leavitt@afa.org
Battle Creek Michigan Battle Creek MI356.BattleCreek@afa.org
General E. W. Rawlings Minnesota Minneapolis MN213.Rawlings@afa.org
Richard I. Bong Minnesota Duluth MN226.Bong@afa.org
Golden Triangle  Mississippi Columbus MS163.GoldenTriangle@afa.org
John C. Stennis Mississippi Biloxi MS332.Stennis@afa.org
Meridian Mississippi Meridian MS376.Meridian@afa.org
Harry S. Truman Missouri Kansas City MO185.Truman@afa.org
Spirit of St. Louis  Missouri Saint Louis MO186.StLouis@afa.org
Whiteman Missouri Whiteman AFB MO299.Whiteman@afa.org
Big Sky Montana Great Falls MT108.BigSky@afa.org
Bozeman Montana Bozeman MT109.Bozeman@afa.org
Lincoln  Nebraska Lincoln NE187.Lincoln@afa.org
Ak-Sar-Ben  Nebraska Omaha NE188.Ak-Sar-Ben@afa.org
Thunderbird Nevada Las Vegas NV189.Thunderbird@afa.org
B/G Harrison R. Thyng New Hampshire Manchester NH249.Thyng@afa.org
Sal Capriglione  New Jersey Newark NJ190.SalCapriglione@afa.org
Hangar One New Jersey Fort Monmouth NJ192.HangarOne@afa.org
Shooting Star  New Jersey Chatham NJ195.ShootingStar@afa.org
Mercer County  New Jersey Trenton NJ293.Mercer@afa.org
Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle New Jersey Camden NJ310.Castle@afa.org
Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. New Jersey McGuire AFB NJ360.McGuireJr@afa.org
Highpoint New Jersey Andover NJ374.Highpoint@afa.org
White Sands New Mexico Alamogordo NM196.Whitesands@afa.org
Llano Estacado  New Mexico Clovis NM256.Estacado@afa.org
Albuquerque New Mexico Albuquerque NM258.Albuquerque@afa.org
Albany - Hudson Valley New York Albany NY197.Hudson@afa.org
Long Island New York Nassau County NY202.LongIsland@afa.org
L. D. Bell Niagara Frontier  New York Buffalo NY204.Niagara@afa.org
General Carl A. “Tooey” Spaatz  New York White Plains NY251.Spaatz@afa.org
Iron Gate  New York New York NY275.IronGate@afa.org
Genesee Valley  New York Rochester NY308.Genesee@afa.org
Chautauqua  New York Jamestown NY338.Chautauqua@afa.org
Scott Berkeley  North Carolina Goldsboro NC131.Berkeley@afa.org
Tarheel  North Carolina Raleigh NC207.Tarheel@afa.org
Bob Newman Cape Fear North Carolina Wilmington NC366.CapeFear@afa.org
Pope  North Carolina Fayetteville NC386.Pope@afa.org
Blue Ridge  North Carolina Asheville NC424.BlueRidge@afa.org
Kitty Hawk  North Carolina Kitty Hawk NC425.KittyHawk@afa.org
Happy Hooligan  North Dakota Fargo ND132.Hooligan@afa.org
General David C. Jones  North Dakota Minot ND135.Jones@afa.org
Red River Valley  North Dakota Grand Forks ND140.RRValley@afa.org
General Joseph P. Ralston Ohio Cincinnati OH210.Ralston@afa.org
North Coast  Ohio Cleveland OH211.NorthCoast@afa.org
Wright Memorial  Ohio Dayton OH212.WrightMemorial@afa.org
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Memorial  Ohio Columbus OH265.Rickenbacker@afa.org
Frank P. Lahm Ohio Mansfield OH277.Lahm@afa.org
Steel Valley Ohio Youngstown OH371.SteelValley@afa.org
Enid Oklahoma Enid OK214.Enid@afa.org
Central Oklahoma (Gerrity)  Oklahoma Tinker AFB OK215.Gerrity@afa.org
Tulsa Oklahoma Tulsa OK268.Tulsa@afa.org
Altus  Oklahoma Altus OK342.Altus@afa.org
Columbia Gorge Oregon Portland OR216.Gorge@afa.org
Bill Harris  Oregon Klamath Falls OR373.Harris@afa.org
Miss Veedol Pacific Japan PAC501.Veedol@afa.org
Keystone Pacific Kadena AB  Okinawa PAC502.Keystone@afa.org
Tokyo Pacific Tokyo  Japan PAC504.Tokyo@afa.org
Mig Alley Pacific Osan AB  Korea PAC506.MigAlley@afa.org
Mifflin County  Pennsylvania Lewistown PA220.MifflinCounty@afa.org
LTC B. D. "Buzz" Wagner  Pennsylvania Johnstown PA221.Wagner@afa.org
Olmsted  Pennsylvania Harrisburg PA222.Olmsted@afa.org
Liberty Bell Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA223.LibertyBell@afa.org
Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Allentown PA274.Lehigh@afa.org
Total Force Pennsylvania Coraopolis PA329.TotalForce@afa.org
Altoona Pennsylvania Altoona PA350.Altoona@afa.org
Pocono Northeast  Pennsylvania Scranton PA354.Pocono@afa.org
Joe Walker-Mon Valley Pennsylvania Monessen PA388.Walker@afa.org
York-Lancaster Pennsylvania York PA393.York@afa.org
Newport Blue & Gold  Rhode Island Newport RI180.Newport@afa.org
Metropolitan Rhode Island  Rhode Island Warwick RI311.Metropolitan@afa.org
Strom Thurmond  South Carolina Clemson SC153.Thurmond@afa.org
Charleston South Carolina Charleston SC297.Charleston@afa.org
Swamp Fox South Carolina Sumter SC298.SwampFox@afa.org
Columbia – Palmetto  South Carolina Columbia SC383.Columbia@afa.org
Rushmore  South Dakota Rapid City SD228.Rushmore@afa.org
Dacotah  South Dakota Sioux Falls SD229.Dacotah@afa.org
General Dan F. Callahan Tennessee Nashville TN230.Callahan@afa.org
Chattanooga  Tennessee Chattanooga TN248.Chattanooga@afa.org
General H. H. Arnold Memorial Tennessee Tullahoma TN301.Arnold@afa.org
Everett R. Cook  Tennessee Memphis TN336.Cook@afa.org
General Bruce K. Holloway Tennessee Knoxville TN367.Holloway@afa.org
Seidel Texas Dallas TX232.Seidel-Dallas@afa.org
San Jacinto Texas Houston TX233.SanJacinto@afa.org
Alamo  Texas San Antonio TX234.Alamo@afa.org
Fort Worth Texas Fort Worth TX272.FortWorth@afa.org
Austin  Texas Austin TX276.Austin@afa.org
Abilene Texas Abilene TX283.Abilene@afa.org
General Charles L. Donnelly, Jr. Texas Wichita Falls TX284.Donnelly@afa.org
Aggieland Texas College Station TX292.Aggieland@afa.org
Concho  Texas San Angleo TX305.Concho@afa.org
Del Rio  Texas Del Rio TX358.DelRio@afa.org
Denton  Texas Denton TX391.Denton@afa.org
Northeast Texas  Texas Commerce TX416.Northeast@afa.org
Northern Utah Utah Ogden UT235.NorthernUtah@afa.org
Salt Lake  Utah Salt Lake City UT236.SaltLake@afa.org
Ute-Rocky Mountain  Utah Ogden UT237.RockyMountain@afa.org
Green Mountain Vermont Burlington VT326.GreenMountain@afa.org
Leigh Wade  Virginia Petersburg VA169.Wade@afa.org
Donald W. Steele Sr. Memorial Virginia Alexandria VA239.Steele@afa.org
Danville Virginia Danvile VA240.Danville@afa.org
Richmond  Virginia Richmond VA243.Richmond@afa.org
Roanoke Virginia Roanoke VA285.Roanoke@afa.org
Langley  Virginia Langley AFB VA323.Langley@afa.org
General Charles A. Gabriel  Virginia McLean VA433.Gabriel@afa.org
Northern Shenandoah Valley  Virginia Winchester VA435.Shenandoah@afa.org
Greater Seattle Washington Seattle WA244.GreaterSeattle@afa.org
Inland Empire  Washington Fairchild AFB WA245.InlandEmpire@afa.org
McChord Field Washington McChord AFB WA334.Field@afa.org
Chuck Yeager  West Virginia Charleston WV209.Yeager@afa.org
General Pete Everest West Virginia Fairmont WV225.Everest@afa.org
Billy Mitchell  Wisconsin Mitchell Field WI247.Mitchell@afa.org
Cheyenne Cowboy  Wyoming Cheyenne WY357.Cheyenne@afa.org

AFA’s Board of Directors includes 9 elected National Directors and up to three additional directors appointed by the Chairman of the Board. The immediate past retired Air Force Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the immediate past retired Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and the immediate past retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force are also invited to serve as directors.

  • Joseph M. Burke
  • Lisa S. Disbrow
  • Mark "Buster" Douglas
  • Robert George
  • David Goldfein
  • Stephen Gourley
  • Lesley Kalan
  • Michael J. Liquori
  • Gavin "Mac" MacAloon
  • Susan Mallett
  • Molly Mae Potter
  • Roger W. Teague
  • Len Vernamonti
  • Kaleth O. Wright

  • L. Boyd Anderson
  • R. Donald Anderson
  • John T. Brock
  • David L. Blankenship
  • Bonnie B. Callahan
  • George H. Chabbott
  • Stephen P. “Pat” Condon
  • William D Croom Jr
  • Julie Curlin
  • Jon R. Donnelly
  • Michael J. Dugan
  • Michael M. Dunn
  • Charles G. Durazo
  • Justin M. Faiferlick
  • Edward W. Garland
  • Richard B. Goetze, Jr.
  • Dan Hendrickson
  • Victoria W. Hunnicutt
  • Leonard W. Isabelle
  • Thomas J. Kemp
  • Robert E. "Bob" Largent
  • James "Jim" Lauducci
  • Hans Mark
  • William V. McBride 
  • James M. McCoy
  • Thomas J. McKee
  • Craig R. McKinley 
  • Charles A. Nelson
  • Ellis Nottingham
  • Whit Peters
  • John J. Politi
  • S. Sanford Schlitt
  • Vic Seavers
  • Mary Ann Seibel-Porto
  • Joan Sell
  • John A. Shaud
  • R.E. “Gene” Smith
  • Jack H. Steed
  • Robert G. Stein
  • Joseph E. Sutter
  • Mary Anne Thompson
  • Scott Van Cleef
  • Leonard R. Vernamonti
  • Jerry White
  • Charles P. Zimkas, Jr.

  • National Chaplain, Howard Stendahl
  • National Commander Arnold Air Society, Tilo Moeller
  • National President Silver Wings, Michael Thompson
  • President of AFA,  Bruce A. Wright
  • Past Chairman of AFA, F. Whitten Peters