Air Force Association - Chapter 195


The Air Force Association educates the public on the critical role of aerospace power in our nation’s defense and supports the United States Air Force and its auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol.  For more information, please visit the websites of AFA NationalAFA NJ, and NJ Wing CAP.

 
The Shooting Star Chapter, AF195, of the Air Force Association meets monthly usually on the last Saturday of each month except July, August, November, and December at Charlie Brown’s, 522 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ, 07928, Phone: 973-822-1800.  Check the meeting announcement below for the start of lunch.  For information and reservations, contact Howard Leach at 973-540-1283 or hhleach@aol.com. Everyone is welcome.  See the Meetings tab for a map.


Meeting Dates and Speakers


No June Meeting - Next Meeting September 26. 

AFA Chapter 195 will have no meeting in June.  The next scheduled meeting is planned for September 26, 2015.  Please watch this site for further details as the date approaches.



May 30, 2015

America's Secret MiG Squadron (1)

by Keith Ferris, Chapter 195 Member

Keith Ferris, aviation artist, Chapter 195 member, and 2012 enshrinee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame (2) will tell the story of his friend Gail Peck (3) who conceived, briefed, got approved, built and then led Secret, the U.S. MiG Squadron, from a base hidden in the desert at Tonopah, Nevada in the late 1970s and 80s.




April 25, 2015

Selection for Teacher of the Year

The Chapter is in the selection process of Teacher of the Year.  We actually have multiple candidates so let’s review the backgrounds and make a selection.  Allen Thurlow our K-8 TOY 2014 is being nominated for NJ State and would like to have Chapter vote of support.  Our monthly meeting is at Charlie Browns in Chatham, NJ – 12:30 PM.



March 28, 2015

My Service in Korea and the CIA - Part 2

by Art Snyder, Chapter 195 member

Art Snyder, Chapter 195 member, will talk on getting a direct commission, being called to active duty, the Korean war starting, volunteering for flight training to get into combat, then going to Korea to fly B-26’s, what he did on his 38 missions, and ending when transferred to a new CIA Wing to fly B-29’s on covert missions.  Lunch starts at 12:30 PM.  The presentation starts right after lunch and will be about 30-40 minutes long right after lunch at Charlie Brown's.



February 28, 2015

My Service in Korea and the CIA - Part 1

by Art Snyder, Chapter 195 member

Art Snyder, Chapter 195 member, will talk on getting a direct commission, being called to active duty, the Korean war starting, volunteering for flight training to get into combat, then going to Korea to fly B-26’s, what he did on his 38 missions, and ending when transferred to a new CIA Wing to fly B-29’s on covert missions.  Lunch starts at 12:30 PM.  The presentation starts right after lunch and will be about 30-40 minutes long right after lunch at Charlie Brown's.



January 31, 2015

My Time in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

by Bob Hodges former Chapter 195 President

Shooting Star Chapter 195 has booked their first speaker of the year on Sat, Jan 31st. It will be Bob Hodges, past 195 President, and former Civil Air Patrol cadet from 1943, to Jan 1946, and who served on active duty from 1946 to Oct  1949. He will talk about his CAP experience as CAP just received the Congressional Gold Medal for services during WWII. To find out more about CAP's history and the awarding of the CGM, go to: http://www.capgoldmedal.com/ . Also, it will be Bob's birthday, so all of you leaders that know Bob are welcome to come out to Charlie Brown's in Chatham, NJ, and celebrate with him!.