Gabriel Chapter History!

This chapter is named in honor of General Charles A. "Charlie" Gabriel, a widely-heralded fighter pilot and distinguished combat leader, a revered mentor, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1982-1986.  Chapter 433 is one of only four named after former Chiefs of Staff.  Organized in 1988 and chartered in 1989, the Gabriel Chapter serves AFA members of the National Capital Region of Northern Virginia along the I-66 aerospace corridor from Rosslyn to beyond Dulles Airport.

The Gabriel Chapter focuses our energies on supporting the Air Force and Joint Space and intelligence communities at the National Reconnaissance Office and the Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Programs.  We also conduct a variety of programs to enhance the professional development of our AFA membership; encourage citizenship and military skills through Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol activities ; and serve as good corporate partners who advance the AFA mission to advocate for a strong United States Air Force; educate Americans on the importance of our aerospace mission; and support the USAF team of military civilians and contractors.

We apprecate your AFA membership and your active involvement to make these goals a reality.  Our contact data is posted at the bottom of this page.  Please find an area of interest and get involved.  Together, we can make a difference for the  Gabriel Chapter and the United States Air Force.

Past Chapter Presidents

The Gabriel Chapter has a great history of past chapter presidents:

(For the smartphone - view it in landscape)

Current | Mike Winters                 1999-2001 | Fred Frostic

2016-2018 | Joe Burke                 1997-1999 | Tony Tolin

2012-2016 | John Kennedy          1995-1997 | Tom Owens

2008-2012 | Ken Spencer            1992-1995 | Tom Hickey

2005-2008 | Terry Young             1991 1992 | John Hyde

2003-2005 | Jim Holt                    1990-1991 | Dick Ensign

2001-2003 | Jeff Barnett               1988-1990 | Owen Worms

In Honor of General Charles A. "Charlie" Gabriel