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".


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Air Force Association Miami-Homestead AFA Chapter 317th Enhoyed Geo T. Baker Avionics Instructor & the AFA-317th Teach of the Year 2016, AFA Cyber Patriot Program Mr. Darran McDaniel Presentation

Shown is Mr. McDaniel speaking about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to those who were in attendance at the June 2016 luncheon. Mr. McDaniel is strong supporter of STEM

As always the AFA-317 enjoys the presence of the USAF element from locally based U.S. Southern Command. Shown at the corner of the table is Major General Michael Plehn Chief of Staff at Southern Command and a great supporter of the Air Force Association

Chapter Vice President, American Airlines Captain Ted Kammire a former USAF C-130 pilot present the coveted B-17 etched in crystal award to Mr. Darren McDaniel on an outstanding presentation about STEM  and the Cyber Patriot program  

Shown is a proud and smiling former U.S. Marine as he shows off his AFA award. Mr. Darren McDaniel a former U.S. Marine who was involved with USMC F-18 Hornets 

Miami, Florida 9th June 2016: At the June luncheon of the Miami-Homestead AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION Chapter, the 317th all of those in attendance were treated to an awesome and informative presentation on subject of Science-Technology-Engineering & Math (STEM) by Mr. Darren McDaniel the AFA-317th "Teacher of Year". STEM is a topic that the AFA-317th strongly supports within the community via Cyber Patriot and other related programs geared to foster and encourage the attributes of STEM within the youth of Miami-Dade.
Mr. McDaniel an avionics instructor at the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College led his Cyber Patriot team consisting mostly of female students to victory in recent competitions. As former United State Marine, Mr. Daniel "Can Do" attitude which he obtained during his days as a USMC F-18 Hornet fighter / attack aircraft technician is contagious as it has been pasted down to his students. 
The AFA-317th is proud to have Mr. McDaniel as their "Teacher of The Chapter" and encourages other local Miami-Dade teachers to consider applying their experience, talents and tutelage as Mr McDaniel has done.

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