Each year, the Alamo Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA), the nation’s second largest chapter in the AFA with more than 3,200 members, hosts the Kellogg-Loos Awards Banquet. Awards were presented to many individuals, Active Duty and Civilian, as well as to AFA’s Community Partners, and the Chamber was honored to be recognized as Civilian Organization of the Year, an award presented to a civilian organization which has been exceptionally active in AFA activities or has made significant contributions to the Air Force mission.

“The Chamber is honored to receive the AFA Civilian Organization of the Year award,” said Dave Petersen, the Chamber’s Executive Vice President and Director of Military Affairs. “We are dedicated to connecting our Air Force Community and our business community to strengthen relationships, encourage mutual support and, most importantly, to build up Military City USA.”

This year’s luncheon was held at Lackland Air Force Base’s Gateway Club on Wednesday, March 16 and hosted by San Antonio’s beloved World War II Veteran, Air Force Colonel (Ret) Ollie Crawford. Col Crawford was a fighter pilot and is a vigorous advocate of United States airpower and aviation, as well as the oldest person to fly the famous U-2 “Dragon Lady” reconnaissance plane and exceed 63,000 feet.

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