Air & Space Forces Association, Wright Memorial Chapter (AFA WMC) actively participates in the Teacher of the Year program developed through our National AFA office. Each chapter is eligible to choose a winner for their chapter and submit the teacher's package for consideration at the state level. In recent years, WMC has been fortunate to have three state winners, and two of those were considered nationally. WMC is looking forward to submitting another teacher for state and hopefully national consideration again this year.


 Greater Dayton Area Educational Outreach

 We facilitate partnerships with the K-12 educational community, and increases student awareness     and excitement in all fields of Math, Science, Aviation and Aerospace.


  • We work with Miami Valley schools (outside the fence of WPAFB) to support their STEM programs
  • We provide grants to either the school or individual teachers to support STEM  
  • Submissions may be made by the school directly to AFA WMC, or in response to our "STEM Grant Call" - normally distributed in October of every year.  Presentations are typically made at the school
  • For more information, contact David Babcock at or phone at 937.478.6138


 ROTC Programs in the Dayton, OH Region

  Air Force ROTC Detachment 643 is hosted out of Wright State University and serves the Greater Dayton   Area.  The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is a leadership program for college students   interested in earning a commission and entering the active duty Air Force, as an officer, after completing a   bachelor or masters degree. AFROTC instructs students in military heritage, the development of air and space   power, military ethics, drill and ceremonies, communication, human relations, and leadership theory and   techniques


AFA WMC'S STEM Scholarships to AFROTC Cadets

  • AFA WMC works with Detachment 643 and Universites to support STEM scholarships for assigned cadets
  • Currently, four $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year; and we intend to grow that next year
  • Cadets submit scholarship applications to the 643 Detachment Commander in March of each year  Presentations are often made at the ROTC Banquet held at the end of the school year
  • For more information, access the AFROTC Det 643 web site, or contact David Babcock at or phone at 937.478.6138


 High School Junior ROTC (JROTC) Programs

 The mission of the Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character, dedicated to serving their nation,     and community.  AFA provides leadership and financial support to many local JROTC programs throughout   Southwest Ohio,

  • Beavercreek High School Air Force JROTC OH-20182
  • Bellbrook High School Air Force JROTC OH-20061
  • Fairborn High School Air Force JROTC OH-031
  • Lebanon High School Air Force JROTC OH-771
  • Little Miami High School Unit OH-20171
  • Springboro High School Air Force JROTC OH-081
  • Tecumseh High School Air Force JROTC OH-881
  • Wayne High School Air Force JROTC OH-091
  • Walter E. Stebbins High School Air Force JROTC OH-022
  • Xenia High School Air Force JROTC OH-20201

AFA WMC'S STEM Scholarships to JROTC Cadets

  • AFA WMC works with local JROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructors (SASIs ) to determine and select deserving cadets
  • Currently, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year
  • Cadets submit scholarship applications to the local in February of each year.  Presentations are often made at the JROTC Awards Ceremonty held at the end of the school year
  • For more information, contact David Babcock at or phone at 937.478.6138


  In honor of Medal of Honor awardee Airman First Class (A1C) William H. Pitsenbarger, AFA WMC awards           scholarhips to CCAF graduates who desire to continue their education.

 AFA WMC'S Enlisted Education (Pitsenbarger) Scholarship Awards

  • We coordinate with the 88ABW Education Office in awarding these scholarships
  • We provide two $1,000 individual scholarships each annual graduating class  
  • The 88ABW Education Office requests submissions in response to our "Pitsenbarger Scholarship Call" - normally made in July of every year.  Presentations are typically made at the CCAF graduation
  • For more information, contact David Babcock at or phone at 937.478.6138

 Supporting LocalMiliary Programs in Our Schools

 AFA WMC 212 supported the Arnold Air Society & Silver Wings Regional Conference in Columbus, Ohio. With   general funding support as well as financially supported by the three attendees from our local Miami Valley   ROTC units.









The Wright Memorial Chapter of the AFA continues to improve and expand our support to the Dayton Veteran Administration (VA) Hospital as well as publicize information of interest to all our veteran members. AFA representatives attend the quarterly VA Voluntary Services (VAVS) quarterly meetings. Vita Eonta is the Representative to the VAVS and can be reached at

In February our chapter sponsors an activity to honor veterans during the Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week, at the Dayton VA Medical Center.

In June, our Chapter cosponsors a Summer Picnic

In December cosponsors a Christmas Party with the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) in the Recreation Center,  Bldg 305, at the VA Medical Center.

The Wright Memorial Chapter supports veterans at the VA by contributing funds to their Unfunded Needs List.  We also support a summer picnic and holiday meal for veterans in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program.  We are the charter cosponsors of the biennial Women Veterans Conference.

For more information on the Dayton VA Medical Center and map of the campus go to the following link:

For information regarding other Health and Veteran Services go to:

For information regarding Burials and Memorials, go to The Ohio Department of Veteran Services also has a comprehensive list of veteran benefits.

Benefits for Veterans & Dependents

Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act




The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. More about the Veterans Crisis Line.

  Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Please call (937) 257-0580 or use our online calendar.


The first responsibility of the AFA Wright Memorial Chapter's Vice President for Government Relations is to maintain a close liaison with the Government Relations Office at AFA National Headquarters and also an effective liaison with local government organizations (WPAFB, Springfield Air National Guard, the Air Force Reserve unit at WPAFB, the Dayton Development Coalition, and the Military Affairs Committee of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce).

Another responsibility is to develop a liaison with the U.S. Representative/Senators and their local staffs. Forwarding current legislative news to WMC members and responding to AFA "Call to Action" requests is another key responsibility.