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

"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".


AFA-317 Blogspot created and maintained by Benny F. Benitez, FAA -Airframe / Powerplant and FCC-Ham Radio Lic.) VFW Life Member, Former Chapter President (2009-2010). Current Chapter Vice President of Special Projects

Monday, February 29, 2016

Air Force Association Miami-Homestead AFA Chapter 317th Reports on The Possible New Airmen Battle Uniform (ABU) For The Civil Air Patrol In The Total Force Concept For The U.S.A.F.

Shown sporting the U.S. Air Force "Airmen Battle Uniform" (ABU) are recently promoted Colonel Dan Leclair, the new Commander of the Northeast Region and Major General Joseph Vazquez Civil Air Patrol National Commander.

Miami, Florida 29th February 2016: With last year Congressional approval, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) became part of the "Total Force" concept within the U.S. Air Force which comprises of USAF-Active Duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and now Civil Air Patrol. In keeping with their newly appointed alignment with the U.S. Air Force, the CAP is exploring the possibility of changing their current, woodland green "Battle Dress Uniform" (BDU) to the current "Airmen Battle Uniform" (ABU) as with their counterparts in the other components of the total force. Shown above are CAP National Commander, Major General Joseph Vazquez and the Northeast Region Commander, Colonel Dan Leclair in their (ABU) Final approval is pending, but it appears that the "Total Force" concept may have visual uniformity among the four components. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Air Force Association Miami-Homestead AFA Chapter 317th Welcomes World War II Veteran, 2nd Lieutenant Stuart Newman U.S. Army Air Corp B-17G Bombardier Navigator As The March 10th Luncheon Guest Speaker

U.S. Army Air Corp. 1st Lieutenant Stuart Newman

1st Lieutenant Newman a 35 missions, B-17G Bombardier / Navigator shown with his crew

THURSDAY, MARCH 10th, 2016 AT 12 NOON 
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