VP Airman Family and Programs

Chapter Vice President – Airmen and Family Programs

The Vice President, Airmen and Family Programs is appointed by the Chapter President and serves as a member of the Chapter Executive Council. He/she is the primary person responsible to the Chapter President for coordinating Chapter affairs supporting Airmen and their families. This may include contact with local Family Support Centers (if collocated with a base) and the local community. Support may include, but is not limited to, the Wounded Airman Program (WAP), Employment Boot Camps and other Family Support programs. The Chapter Airmen and Family Programs Vice President will assist the Chapter President in the annual planning and reporting processes by identifying, planning, executing and reporting completion of programs and activities in support of Airmen and Family Programs as outlined below. Specific responsibilities may include the following:

1. Support for the Key Spouse program, deployment programs, connecting to the local Airmen and Family Readiness Centers, resiliency training, the Military Spouse Ambassador Network and others.

2. Responsible for identifying the needs of Airmen and families at the local level and communicating those to the Vice President of Member and Field Relations.

3. Handles information on all chapter activities related to charitable assistance and fundraising to support the Wounded Airman Program as developed by the Chapter Executive Council.

4. Coordinates chapter participation in WAP initiatives and support when called upon by AFA National (for example: financial aid, visits to hospitals, transportation to doctor’s offices, childcare, caregiver support, volunteers for events like adaptive sports camps, resume and job assistance). The Vice President of Member and Field Relations will coordinate with the Chapter President on all requests for support from National.

5. Submits articles and photos of chapter WAP activities to the AFA National staff.

6. Identifies and actively recruits new AFA members (individual and/or Community Partner) in conjunction with programs supporting Airmen and their families.