Events
Local and National

The U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note

August 3, 2019

Reston Town Hall, Reston, VA

The chapter wants to let you know that the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble Band will be performing at the Reston Town Center on August 3.

Chapter Luncheon

August 14, 2019

Maggiano's LIttle Italy Restaurant, McLean, VA

Our guest speaker is Colonel Matthew Butler, who is the Chief of the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC).

Cold War Museum Presentation

September 8, 2019

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speaker is C. Eric "Rick" Estberg, formerly of the National Security Agency.  The author of the book "Berlin Daze", he will draw from the book and talk about his experiences in Cold War Berlin.

There won't be a September Luncheon

Instead, the chapter encourages you to attend the AFA Air, Space & Cyber Conference from September 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  For more information and to register, see the button below.

Air Force Aid Society's Air Force Day at Nationals Park

September 24, 2019

The chapter encourages your participation at the Air Force Aid Spciety's U.S. Air Force Day at Nationals Park.  The Nationals will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies, and we'll be recognizing our brave service members of the Air Force  The Society will be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from this event.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair

The Waterford, Springfield, VA

September 27, 2019

The chapter wants to let you know that the Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair is taking place at The Wateford in Springfield, VA on September 27th from 9:00am-12 noon.  Come EARLY at 8;00am to hear a panel of employers answer your career-related questions for an hour.

Annual Luncheon at Falcons Landing

October 7, 2019

Falcons Landing, Sterling, VA

This is the chapter's annual luncheon at Falcons Landing.  Our guest speaker is Lt Gen Richard M. Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. 

Cold War Museum Presentation

October 20, 2019

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speakers are former Army Security Agency NCO Lonnie Long and former Air Force Security Service member Gary Blackburn.  Their presentatoin will deal with the Army Security Agency's secret war in Vietnam.

Cold War Museum Presentation

November 3, 2019

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speaker is Dr. Martin Nekola, an expert on the Cold War.  He will talk about post-WWII Czechoslovakia and Communism.

Cold War Museum Presentation

November 10, 2019

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speaker is Colonel Jack Manclark (USAF, Ret), who was the Squadron Commander of the Red Eagles, America's Top-Secret MiG squadron. 

Chapter Luncheon

November 13, 2019

Maggiano's LIttle Italy Restaurant, McLean, VA

Our guest speaker is Dr. Ravi Chaudhary, Office of Next Generation Air Transportatino (NextGen), Federal Aviation Administration.  The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the FAA-led modernization of America's air transportation system to make flying even safer, more efficient and more predictable.

Cold War Museum Presentation

December 8, 2019

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speakers are Dave Bena and Ray Burns.  Get a view of the air war in the Vietnam War from Dave Bena, an A-6A Intruder bombardier/navigator who became an Air Force chaplain and bishop, and his friend, Ray Burns.

December Meeting

In lieu of our December lunch meeting, the chapter encourages you to attend the 18th Annual Air Force IT Day on December 12th hosted by AFCEA NOVA in partnership with our chapter at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington,VA.  

Wreaths Across America

December 14, 2019

Arlington National Cemetery

Chapter Luncheon

January 8, 2020

Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, McLean, VA

Please join us in the New Year for the January 8th AFA Gabriel Lunch Meeting at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant in McLean, VA.  Our guest speaker is Lt General David D. "DT" Thompson, Vice Commander of the Air Force Space Command.

Wreaths Across America Pickup

January 11, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery

The chapter encourages your participation in the "Wreaths Across America Pickup" at Arlington National Cemetery.  Last month, the wreath laying teams placed a wreath on each grave at Arlington to show respect for our veterans buried there.  On January 11, the teams will be picking up the wreaths.  

Cold War Museum Presentation

January 26, 2020

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speaker is noted SR-71 pilot Buz Carpenter, Colonel, USAF (Ret), who will speak about the SR-71 Blackbird.  

February Meeting

In lieu of our February lunch meeting, the chapter encourages you to attend the 2020 Gabriel Chapter Aerospace Education Dinner that will be held at the Hyatt Regency-Dulles in Herndon, VA.  The guest speaker, a NASA astronaut, will speak to the AFA members and members of the public.

 

Virginia AFA EXCOM Meeting

February 8, 2020

Hyatt REgency-Dulles, Herndon, VA

Chapter 2020 Aerospace Education Dinner (Guest Speaker - NASA Astronaut)

February 8, 2020

Hyatt Regency-Dulles, Herndon, VA

The 2020 Gabriel Chapter Aerospace Education Dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency-Dulles in Herndon, VA.  The guest speaker, a NASA astronaut, will speak to the AFA members and members of the public. 

Cold War Museum Presentation

February 23, 2020

Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you know about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speaker is Mr .Steve Vogel, who will speak about his new book Betrayal in Berlin and will describe his research and take questions.

CANCELED - WILL BE VIRTUAL Judges Needed for Virginia TSA Northern Regional Fair

March 14, 2020

Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA

The chapter encourages your participation at this fair being held at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA.  It's being hosted by the Virginia Technology Student Association (TSA).   

CANCELED Civil Air Patrol - National Capital Wing Annual Awards Banquet

March 14, 20202

Bolling Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC

The chapter encourages your particpation at the Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 14th, at the Bolling Club on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC.  The guest speaker is Brig General Troy L. Endicott, Director for Space Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.  

CANCELED Cold War Museum Presentation

March 15, 2020

Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Warrenton, VA

The chapter wants to let you knojw about a presentation at our AFA Community Partner, the Cold War Museum.  The guest speaker is Colonel G.H. "Hork" Dimon, USAF (Ret), who was an eyewitness and will speak about the Second Berlin Airlift of 1961.

CANCELED Chapter Luncheon

March 18, 2020

Maggiano's LIttle Italy Restaurant, McLean, VA

Please join us for the March 18th AFA lunch meeting at Maggiano's LIttle Italy Restaurant in McLean, VA.  Our guest speaker is Major General Patrick C. Higby, who is the Director, DevOps and Lethality, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition, Technology and Logistic

 

 

VIRTUAL Chapter Luncheon

April 8, 2020

In line with the latest AFA and USAF guidance on the COVID-19 response, the April Chapter luncheon will be VIRTUAL using ZOOM.  The USAF restriction on outreach events extends to May 15th.

Our guest speaker is Major General Patrick C. Higby,  who is the Director, DevOps and Lethality, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Technology and Logistics.  He was scheduled to be our March speaker.

The luncheon will be in the form of a fireside chat with Q&A.

If you would like to have food from Maggiano's delivered, please use DoorDash.

 

 

VIRTUAL Chapter Luncheon

May 13, 2020

In line with the latest AFA and USAF guidance on the COVID-19 response, the May Chapter luncheon will be VIRTUAL using ZOOM.  The USAF restriction on outreach events extends to June 30th.  

Our guest speaker is Colonel Jeffrey A. Sorrell, who is Deputy Director for Operations and Communications, Headquarters, Air Education and Traiing Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

The luncheon will be in the form of a fireside chat with Q&A.

If you would like food delivered from Maggiano's, please use DoorDash.

VIRTUAL Chapter Luncheon

JUne 10, 2020

In line with the latest AFA and USAF guidance on the COVID-19 response, the June luncheon will be VIRTUAL using ZOOM.  The USAF restriction on outreach events extends to June 30th.

Our guest speaker is Major Genreral Gregory M. Guillot, who is the Director of Operations, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado.

.The luncheon will be in the form of a keynote presentation with Q&A.

If you would like to have food from Maggiano's delivered, pleases use DoorDash.  You can also order from our Community Partner, Ciao Osteria, in Centreville, VA.  Food delivery and curbside pickup.  Please call (703) 543-8955.

 

Upcoming National Events (Work in Progress)

2020 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Conference

September 14, 2020 - September 16, 2020

2021 Air Warfare Symposium

Symposium

February 24, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Orlando, FL

2021 National Convention

Convention

September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021

National Harbor, MD

2021 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Conference

September 20, 2021 - September 22, 2021

National Harbor, MD