Aerospace Education, Advocacy and Support in Minneapolis/St. Paul - AF 213



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General Edwin W. Rawlings

The General E. W. Rawlings Chapter, AFA of the Twin Cities area, #213. This chapter, named in the honor of an outstanding AFA member and local community leader, is the largest of two chapters in Minnesota. Read More

2017 Air Force awardees with General Deptula.

Retired General David Deptual with Air Force awardees at April 1 banquet presented by Hubbard Broadcasting. Read More

UMD Engineers Win AFRL Competition

Congratulations to UMD student engineers who designed and built remote vehicle that won Air Force Research Lab University Challenge. Read More

State Teacher of the Year Todd Kohorst

Farmington science teacher, Todd Kohorst, wins Minnesota State Teacher of the Year Read More

Col. Ken Wofford, Sr. Tuskegee Airman Month

Every February we honor we honor Col. Ken Wofford, Sr. a former Tuskegee airman and longtime member of AFA's Rawlings Chapter. Educating children & youth was a focus of Col. Wofford. He was a founder of the Red Tail Project.

Recognizing Excellence.

Congressman Tom Emmer with CAP's Jonathan Keller receiving Cadet of the Year award. Read More

Aerospace Education, Advocacy and Support in Minneapolis/St. Paul

April 6 Awards Dinner Reservations Open

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Next Meeting: 5:30PM Tuesday, February 13 @ Southtown Office Park, 8120 Penn Ave SBloomington, MN  55431 Black History Month celebration.

Retired General Bernard Skoch to headline April 6 awards event.
General Bernie Skoch is Commissioner of AFA's CyberPatriot program. Click to read more about him.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson voted in as new Rawlings Chapter President.

Jeff had 12 years in Air Force retiring as pilot of C5 Galaxy's. He is currently with Donaldson Company.

Jeff Payne, former Air Force, is new Chapter Vice-President.
Jeff is currently an Intelligence Officer positioned as the Weapon and Tactics Officer in the 119th ISRG out of Fargo, ND and on the civilian side he is a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager at BMO Harris Bank in Minneapolis, MN.

Gen E W Rawlings Chapter received the Extra Large Chapter Jack Gross Award at September national convention. This recognizes the chapter's dedication and outstanding efforts on behalf of AFA.

Caroline Little, French/engineering teacher at St. Thomas Academy, named AFA National Teacher of the Year -Runner Up for 2017.

Farmington's Todd Kohorst wins MN State Teacher of the Year - Click for more.

UMD Engineering students win Air Force Research Lab Challenge - Click for video. 

2017 AFA Statement of Air Force Policy

2017 Top Air Force Issues

View video of presentations by Air Force Chief of Staff, Secretary James and others at September, 2016 Air, Space & Cyber Conference.

2017 May 15 Mural Unveiling

Farnsworth Aerospace magnet school hosted public unveiling of Air Force historical mural, which had previously been in Officers' Club. The event was a tribute to Colonel Kenneth Wofford who was the focus and inspiration for the mural. The unveiling was covered by multiple media outlets. Master of ceremonies was Bill Hudson of WCCO television.

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2017 April 7 Awards Dinner Photos

Hubbard Broadcasting hosted Rawlings Chapter's 2017 Awards Dinner at Town & Country Club in St. Paul honoring local Air Force top performers. Retired General David Deptula was keynote speaker. The theme of his talk was the importance of a dominant Air Force as key to maintaining strong national defense.

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Mission Statement

The General EW Rawlings Chapter is a charitable, veterans organization. Funds raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community are spent to Educate in science, technology and math. We financially Assist Air Force families, homeless veterans, local aerospace and veterans organizations. We Support United States Air Force programs in high schools and universities. We recognize excellence in our local Air Force and aerospace industry.