AFA Announces Spring 2013 Civil Air Patrol Educator Grants

Apr 30, 2013, 09:13 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) proudly announces the 16 recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters.

The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are members of either the Air Force Association or the Civil Air Patrol. From designing model airplanes and launching rockets, to visiting Air Traffic Control towers and bases, AFA and CAP are helping teachers promote public awareness of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in national security. The initiative funds classroom activities or materials that benefit the entire group of students and promote knowledge of aerospace power. Grants can be applied toward field trips to aerospace museums or Air Force bases, or for books, DVDs or videotapes on aerospace topics.

"AFA is committed to supporting education programs, especially those with a focus on science, technology, and aerospace, which are critical for providing a generation of professionals in fields fundamental to defending our country," said Jerry White, AFA Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. "Our partnership with CAP continues to provide funding to CAP units and teachers that help fund their aerospace education programs, which inspire our youth through creative approaches to traditional curriculum."

AFA strongly advocates aerospace education and the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as the foundational skills necessary to sustain U.S. airpower, national security and economic vitality.

Below are the grant recipients:

Karlin Coombs - Elk Meadows Elementary, South Jordan, UT
Tamyra Cox - Bluff Ridge Elementary, Syracuse, UT
Bonnie Dertz - Eastland Middle School, Shannon, IL
Barbara Gosney - Fireside Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
Janie Hill - Gardner Math, Science, & Technology Magnet, Hot Springs, AR
Corrie Hodge - American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, West Chester, PA
Janet Hoffmann - South Jordan Elementary, South Jordan, UT
Jennifer Montoya - First Fruits Christian Academy, Albuquerque, NM
Marilyn Ortiz – Webb Elementary School, Jersey City, NJ
Thomas Parsons - Franklin County High School AFJROTC, Frankfort, KY
Rosemary Pangan - Bonneville Elementary, Orem, UT
Ed Roberts – Pottsville High School, Pottsville, AR
Joan Soldano - Saxton Middle School, Patchogue, NY
Lynn Toney - Boaz Intermediate School, Boaz, AL
Lynn Wiedow - Lombardi Middle School, Green Bay, WI
Paul Willard - King William High School, King William, VA

For more information on AFA grants and scholarships, contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:

EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members. Visit AFA at

SOURCE Air Force Association