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AFSA to host 50th Anniversary event

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Sergeants Association Division 13, which includes all ten chapters of California, is scheduled to host an opportunity for camaraderie, entertainment and learning as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary of service to those who serve (and have served) in the Air Force at the Aerospace Museum of California on April 7 through April 10.

Registration includes four meals and all events for approximately $100. Rates are also prorated based on the number of days attended.

The opening venue will be the Aerospace Museum of California, a facility that is the successor of the McClellan AFB Museum, which was built in 2007, after the base closure. The facility houses more than 40 historic aircraft, along with numerous other exhibits.

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Steve Ritchie, well known as a dynamic exciting speaker and the Air Force's only pilot to earn fighter 'Ace' status during the Vietnam War, for shooting down 5 enemy aircraft, will keynote the honors banquet. General Ritchie returned from Vietnam as one of the most highly decorated pilots of the war, having received the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, 10 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 25 Air Medals.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James W. Hopp, President of the Aerospace Museum, will headline the opening ceremony and Chief Jim Lokovic, the long time AFSA International Director of Legislative Affairs will be the Luncheon speaker.

Although on-site registration will be possible on a space-available basis, in order to secure attendance or to assist the committee in planning, please submit the registration form (found at the Web site) in advance. Maps, hotel and prize drawing information are also included on the Web site, along with a full schedule of each day's events. Complete information regarding the museum is available at the museum's Web Site below. For more information, call Chief Norm Marous at 805-606-5474.