As a visitor to this website,
you have some level of interest in U. S. Air Force aviation and history.
you have not done so, you might consider joining the Air Force Association
(AFA). An AFA membership also makes an excellent gift for a child or
grandchild, especially if he or she is interested in military aviation
or ROTC. The Air Force Association is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(19),
civilian organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power
and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. Browse
the AFA Website and discover
all it has to offer.
By becoming an Air Force Association member, you will receive 12 monthly issues
of AIR FORCE Magazine and many other Member
Benefits. Membership is open to Veterans of all military branches and their
spouses, all active duty military and spouses, and other interested persons.
Every month AFA members receive AIR
FORCE Magazine, the award winning publication that has been hailed
by critics as, “the finest military aerospace magazine
in the world!” AIR
FORCE Magazine is one of
the world's foremost publications in the fields of defense and aerospace. From
Air Force operations, programs, and people to the exploits of Air Force heroes,
AIR FORCE Magazine reports on important aerospace news and developments, and
provides authoritative background material.
Every year the May issue of AIR FORCE Magazine is transformed into the Air
Force Almanac. The Almanac alone is worth the price of membership because
it provides you with a complete and handy:
• definitive desk-top reference on the Air Force, its people, organization, equipment,
funding, activities, bases, and heroes;
• current compendium of all the major USAF Commands, Field Operating Agencies,
Direct Reporting Units, and Air Force installations around the world;
• gallery of USAF weapons and command charts.
There are local AFA Chapters
in every state, and each chapter conducts regular meetings and events.
The easiest way to learn about chapter locations is to visit the AFA
Indiana AFA Chapters
Wayne Chapter #143 (Fort Wayne, IN)
Central Indiana Chapter #150 (Indianapolis, IN)
Grissom Memorial Chapter #152 (Kokomo, IN)
Columbus-Bakalar Chapter #288 (Columbus, IN)
Southern Indiana Chapter #348 (Bloomington, IN)
Lawrence D. Bell Museum Chapter #411 (Mentone, IN)
Chapter #288 quarterly meetings are held at 7:00pm
in the Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck Memorial Chapel,
located on the Columbus (Indiana) Municipal Airport.
The chapel is one of very few remaining original
buildings from the WW II
era, and is named after Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck, a
WASP from Columbus. The chapel is located at the corner
of Middle Road and Grissom Street, and is operated
and carefully maintained by volunteers of the Atterbury/Bakalar
Air Museum. For additional information about Atterbury
Army Air Field/Bakalar Air Force Base (1942-1970),
visit the Atterbury/Bakalar
Air Museum website.