The Boeing B-17F "Flying Fortress" AFA-317th Chapter Aircraft

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"It has served, unlike any other bomber, through all of the Second World War. It had become a legend in its time. A tribute to the men who had conceived, designed, and built it-and a monument to the remarkable young men, most of them boys who flew it. These men, and this plane, accomplished one of the most frightening missions ever demanded of men and aircraft. Together they helped end history's last "Glorious War".

MIAMI-HOMESTEAD AIRFORCE ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 317th

AFA-317 Blogspot created and maintained by Benny F. Benitez, FAA (A&P Lic.) Former Chapter President (2009-2010)
As assisted by Cadet Master Sergeant, Andres Cruz (NESA), Civil Air Patrol, Tamiami Composite Squadron CAP-355

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Air Force Association Miami-Homestead Chapter,The 317th Awards AFROTC Scholarships to Deserving Cadets


The South Florida Aerospace Scholarship Foundation, a sister organization to the AFA Miami-Homestead Chapter, issues scholarships to deserving AFROTC Cadets each year. This year seven Cadets received scholarships. This is just one of the ways our chapter promotes the Air Force as well as studies in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Miami, Florida, 12th January 2012: The core mission of the 317th is to support the education of aerospace studies among local students within various area schools and that mission again has been successfully meet with a recent awarding of various scholarships to deserving AFROTC Cadets. Leading the mission as shown above was Chapter President, Lt.Col. Rodrigo "Rod" Huete, USAF (Ret.)
From the Students at the George T.Baker Aviation School of Miami, the local Civil Air Patrol Squadrons, JR. AFROTC, and AFROTC at the University of Miami the AFA-317 always maintains a supporting presence.
Aside of the monetary support, that the AFA-317 provide for the benefit of local students, the Chapter has a great deal of active, industry professional that provide their experience and knowledge to the above groups in a unified manner that results in a  "Force Multiplier" for the benefit of continued aerospace education for the youth of Miami-Dade.
The AFA-317th is currently working toward raising additional funds for the year to support their operation and to tackle new challenges.