AFA Announced 2010 Lifetime Achievement Awards!

AFA’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes not a single achievement, but a lifetime of works in the advancement of aerospace.

Each year the Air Force Association honors the outstanding achievements of men and women throughout the United States Air Force, Government, Academia and the Aerospace Industry. The Association presents the awards at local AFA chapter and regional forums and during the Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in the Washington, D.C. area. Nominations for AFA National Aerospace Awards are solicited from the United States Air Force, members and leaders of AFA, the Aerospace Industry and U.S. citizens or organizations having a deep interest in aerospace activities.

Among the 2010 Recipients were Walter J. Boyne, Col, USAF (Ret). Walter J. Boyne is a former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He retired from the Air Force with more than 5,000 hours a many aircraft, from a Piper Cub to a B-52. He has written fifty books and hundreds of articles on aviation subjects. He has participated in many television programs, including Wingspan, before it was purchased by the Discovery Channel. His many honorees include being named to the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007.

Mr. Boyne is honored to serve with such an elite group of honorees. A few among the many honored are, Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle; David Charles Jones, General, USAF, (Ret); General Lawrence A Skantz, USAF (Ret), and George Everett “Bud” Day, Colonel, USAF, (Ret).

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