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Air Force Sergeants Association
Air Force Sergeants AssociationWe Are:National Military AssociationVeteran’s Service OrganizationFederally Chartered by CongressIncorporated Since 1961
We Advocate and Lobby For Our MembersWho Are Our Members?Active Duty, Guard, Reserves, Veterans, Retired and Their Family MembersHow and What We Do? We Advocate and Lobby:We Do This Through ~AFSA Legislative Action Center and Voter VoiceAFSA Newsletter, Washington Report, Sergeants Magazine,Facebook, and OtherElectronic MediaContact through Visits to Capitol Hill, Telephone Calls, Letters, and More
We Advocate and Lobby For OurMembers Continued…WeAdvocate andLobby:Through Our SevenMajor FocusAreas ~Military HealthcareVeteran/Retiree BenefitsCaring For SurvivorsMilitary Benefits and ProgramsAir National Guard and Air Force ReserveEducationMilitaryFamilies
What Has AFSA Done For Me?Since 1 Jan 2010Increase in PayE-1 Under 2 - Basic Pay in 2010 was $1447.20.NOW: $1638.24! That’s a Difference of $191.04 a MonthE-7 over 12 - Basic Pay in 2010 was $3699.00NOW: $4187.23! That’s a Difference of $488.23 a MonthWhy? Because We Advocated and Won Approval for Those Pay Increases
WhatHas AFSA Done For Me?Keeping Things In Perspective2010: 29 Major Pieces of Legislation2011: 16 Major Pieces of Legislation2012: 27 Major Pieces of Legislation2013: 22 Major Pieces of Legislation2014: 22 Major Pieces of Legislation2015: 21 Major Pieces of Legislation2016: 31 Major Pieces of Legislation2017: 26 Major Pieces of LegislationThat’s194Major Pieces of Legislation!We Advocated and Helped Get Passed in Congress During the Last Eight Years!
What Has AFSA Done For Me?Examples of Some of Those Legislative Bills Include:Blocked a $1B Reduction in Federal Appropriations for the CommissaryBlunted a Proposed Reduction Of BAH For Duel MembersExtended Colas Protection to Service MembersEliminated the Guard and Reserve Retirement Credit “Fiscal Year Glitch”Blocked Proposed Consolidation of TRICARE Health Programs Into a Single PlanBlocked the Adoption of Means Testing For TRICARE Prime and TRICARE for Life Fees $$$Secured In-State Tuition Rates (Effective July 1, 2015) For Vets and Authorized Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits To Surviving Spouses.Reinstated Tuition AssistanceForever GI Bill
What’s In It For Me (WIIFM ~ CMSAF Gaylor Witticism)Leadership Roles and ResponsibilitiesOpportunities Not Always Available in Your UnitFraternalism- Comradery-Friendship-Kinship-Family (Whatever You Call It)VolunteerismPaying Forward/Giving Back on the Installation and Local CommunityBeing an Airman!Getting Professional Development and MentoringHaving Fun!
Where is AFSA?We Are EverywhereWe Have 7 Divisions Around the GlobeWe Have Over 125 Local Chapters World WideActive Duty Bases, Guard & Reserve Bases & Local CommunitiesWe Have Something For Everybody!
How Do I Join AFSA?Complete the ApplicationTurn It Into the Briefer$36 For One Year, $63 For Two Years or $89 For Three Years$3.00 A Month Over A Year. That’s Less Than One Starbucks Drink!Check, Cash, Credit Card or DebitWon’t You Be Part of Our Team?
Stay in Touch With AFSA?Monthly Membership MeetingsE-Mail Updates and InformationNewslettersFollow Us on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramVisit Our Website:www.hqafsa.orgLog In - Set Up Your Account & Password and Stay CurrentNeed More Information Ask
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