We Take Care Of Our Own
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The Air Weather Association was formally chartered in 1987 for men
and women whose military or government-civilian careers were at
anytime with USAAF, USAF, USAFR or ANG weather units — past and
present, and surviving spouses. The founder and first chairman was
Major General John W. Collens III, Commander of the USAF Air
Weather Service (1974-1975). THIS IS YOUR ASSOCIATION, the only
one of its kind, whether you are on active duty, in the Air
National Guard or Air Force Reserve, or a veteran of service at
anytime with a USAAF or USAF weather unit including aerial weather
reconnaissance units and weather training units.
Nostalgia binds us together and "we take care of our own."
Camaraderie is our goal for all who identify with Air Force
Weather, now or in prior years. The AWA maintains a central
locator, an Internet website (www.airweaassn.org
organizes biennial reunions and publishes an annual newsletter.
The last AWA reunion was held in San Antonio, 27 April – 1 May
2016 and the next will be in 2018. Reunion plans are posted on the
OUR LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP COST IS UNIQUE - JUST $9 FOR YOU, and your
surviving spouse continues as a member without cost during her/his
lifetime. No other organization known to us will provide that and
the following items for that small sum: a distinctive membership
lapel/tie tack pin; an informational Internet website, a central
locator, biennial reunions, and as funds permit, an annual
newsletter. The membership roster is now on the website for
The AWA does not have a paid staff. Volunteers are elected to
serve on the Board of Directors and conduct our programs so that
all funds go to providing services to members. Furthermore, we are
an IRS-recognized not-for-profit association enjoying federal
tax-exempt status. This has allowed us to establish an Outstanding
AF Weather Airmen of the Year trust fund wherein we honor those
selected by the Air Force. We present Outstanding Air Force
Weather Airmen with the AWA John and Barbara Collens Award
consisting of a congratulatory letter, a cash award and free
lifetime membership. Contributions to the Fund are always accepted
by the AWA chairman.
Please also consider volunteering your time
and talents as a member of the Board of Directors, webmaster,
reunion committee member, publication editor or as a writer of
articles for the newsletter and website.
"Take Care Of Our Own" became more than a motto when we sponsored
a Memorial Fund for the surviving families of those weathermen who
perished enroute to the Gulf War in 1990. Our members and the
Association treasury contributed $30,000 to that worthwhile cause.
Join now by completing the application and mail it in. You will
receive a welcome letter, the latest newsletter and the membership
lapel pin. You will also have your name added to the roster
joining over 5,500 members already listed. Join us on https://www.facebook.com/airweaassn/
There is an application form online for your
convenience. You can print the form from your browser and mail it to
the address on the form, along with your check for $ 9.00.