For 1st Time in 3 Decades, Military Families and Retirees Are Getting Revamped IDs

From Military.com |Dated 24 Aug 2020  By Bing Xiao   The military is ditching flimsy laminated paper-based ID cards for military retirees and dependents for an all-new card system: The Next Generation Uniform Services Identification Card. According to a Defense Department announcement published Monday, the cards, which represent the first ID update for these military communities… Read More

Thank You Life Support/Flight Equipment from Mrs. Mary May and Family

Mrs. Mary May, widow of CMSgt (Ret) Roger May thanks the Life Support/Flight Equipment community for its kindness and sympathy regarding the death of their son John May back on 21 July 2020.  Mrs. May passes along the following comments: Your hope has sustained us.  Your friendship has surrounded us.  Your love has given us… Read More

Silver Anniversary Reunion Coin

As indicated in our 2019 December Newsletter, we are planning to create a limited-edition 25th Annual ALS/AFE Reunion Anniversary Coin and offer it at the September 2020 Reunion. We are looking for ideas or concepts of what you think this coin should look like, what it should “say” to the person holding it or presenting… Read More

News You Can Use: Scam Websites and Padlocks

Scam Websites Are Using That Green https Padlock to Fool You It may look legit, but keep your guard up anyway. by Laura Hautala November 27, 2018 1:50 PM PST Lang/CNET You may have heard you should look for the padlock symbol at the top of a website before entering your password or credit card… Read More

VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations

VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or… Read More

The 2016 AAFEP Warrior Family Student Grant Awardee

CONGRATULATIONS THOMAS JENKINS! AAFEP is delighted to announce that Thomas Jenkins’ application for the AAFEP Warrior Family Student Grant has been selected as the winning submission for 2016. We are grateful to Thomas for his prior service to our nation while serving in the Army and his continuing support to his spouse, MSgt (select) Melissa Jenkins; whom… Read More

TV Coverage of the Khobar Towers Terrorist Attack 20 Years Ago

Here is news coverage of the June 25, 1996 bombing of the eight-story Khobar Towers apartment complex that took the lives of 19 U.S. Air Force personnel in Saudi Arabia. More than 300 others were wounded in the attack and one of them was Aircrew Life Support MSgt (Ret) Andre Stanton. Click on the link below… Read More

Khobar Towers Terrorist Attack 20 Years Ago

A terrorist attack of Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996, killed 19 Airmen and left more than 350 injured. Although he is not in this video, one of the injured was the Life Support troop Andre Stanton. Now 20 years later, three victims tell their stories and what they witnessed. I will… Read More

AAFEP Warrior Family Student Grant

The Alliance of Aircrew Flight Equipment Professionals (AAFEP) recognizes the importance of higher education and realizes that the cost of attending college continues to rise. We have set aside funds to help students pursue their educational goals and have begun offering annual $1,000 student grants to the children and spouses of registered AAFEP Associate Members!… Read More