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13th Annual
Virginia Air Force JROTC State Drill Championship

Drill image 200pxThe 13th Annual Virginia Air Force Junior ROTC State Drill Championship is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The location for the competition will be Atlee High School, 9414 Atlee Station Road, Atlee, Virginia 23116. As in previous years the categories for the competition will be Color Guard, Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Exhibition, Armed Regulation, Unarmed Regulation, Inspection Team, Armed Solo Exhibition, and Individual Knockout (AS-I and Open). The United States Air Force Drill Team will perform at 3:00 PM. Col.Frank Labash, Commander 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, will present the Trophies and Awards. We Need Volunteers!If you would like to be a judge, scorer, or serve on the drill meet staff, please contact: Chip Moran at 757 735-2171 or email at Chip.Moran@Yahoo.com. Hope to see all of you there! READ or PRINT the FLYER
Danville AFA Chapter Merges with Roanoke Chapter 285
AFA's Danville Chapter 240 recently merged with the Roanoke, Virginia chapter. After years of declining membership and participation, the decision was made to merge the Danville Chapter. That moves about forty AFA members to the Roanoke Chapter. All are welcomed by the Roanoke Chapter, but especially outgoing Danville Chapter president Jerry Hovater and his wife Ruby. They have both been active at the Chapter and State level for many years and will be great assets in Roanoke. In addition, the Danville chapter, under Jerry's leadership, has supported a number of programs in the Danville area that will be continued. This will make the Roanoke Chapter even more effective in promoting aerospace education and in supporting our Airmen and veterans in this area of Virginia.

AFA National 2017 Unit Awards



Exceptional Service Award: Best Single Program
Richmond Chapter, President Harper S. Alford
Roanoke Chapter, President Scott Van Cleef

Aerospace Education Achievement Award
D.W. Steele Chapter, President Michelle Ryan
Danville Chapter, President Gerald Hovatter
Richmond Chapter, President Harper S. Alford
Langley Chapter, President Buster Douglas
General Charles A. Gabriel Chapter, President Joe Burke

Special Recognition Award: Chapter Growth
General Charles A. Gabriel Chapter, President Joe Burke
Roanoke Chapter, President Scott Van Cleef

Chapter Retention Award (Larger than 1,100)
General Charles A. Gabriel Chapter, President Joe Burke



AFA National 2017 Individual Awards



AFA Member of the Year
James T. Hannam (Steele Chapter)

Medal of Merit
Dallas Kennedy (Gabriel Chapter)
Nikki Barry (Langley Chapter)
Regina Giles (Gabriel Chapter)
David Hartley (Richmond Chapter)

Exceptional Service Award
Mark Douglas (Langley Chapter)
Harper Alford (Richmond Chapter)

CyberPatriot Mentor of the Year
Rob Karas, Battlefield High School, Haymarket, VA

Virginia State AFA 2017 Awards



Sustained Superior Achievement
Chip Moran (Richmond)

Member of the Year
Brad Wilkens (Gabriel)

President's Award
John Wilt (Danville)
Jack Diamond (Gabriel)
Mark Granville (Langley)
Susan Corrigan (Northern Shenandoah)
Scott Van Cleef (Roanoke)
J.C. Conner (Steele)
Randall Kruger (Tidewater)

Leadership Recognition
Eric Burke (Gabriel)
Samantha Shelton (Gabriel)
Pierre Armstrong (Langley)
Vince Wisniewski (Langley)
Tim Howard (Langley)
Harper Alford (Richmond)
Lisa Richter (Steele)
Ken Spencer (EXCOM)
Linda McMahon (EXCOM)
Jim Holt (EXCOM)

Special Achievement
Gina Giles (Gabriel)
Lee Rizzo (Gabriel)
Pat Rocke (Gabriel)
Mike Winters (Gabriel)
Lloyd Swede (Langley)
Rich Shook (Langley)
Gabbe Kearney (Langley)
Norm Brander (Northern Shenandoah)
David Hartley (Richmond)
Peter Jones (Steele)
Nick Abate (Steele)
Miles Sawyer (Steele)
Bart Barton (EXCOM)

State Teacher of the Year
Mr. Mark A. Bolt
Rachel Carson Middle School
Fairfax County Public School District

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