The Air Force Association is still looking for a few more volunteers to participate in one of three focus groups to be held Jan. 23-25. We want to know what aspects of membership organizations are most appealing to potential members and what AFA can do to better support airmen and our members. Each focus group will be made up of 15 volunteers who can participate in person at AFA headquarters, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va, or via a live video conference for those outside of the Washington, D.C., metro area. We are looking for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, civilians, family members, or those recently retired, who are NOT currently AFA members and who fall into one of three demographics: Jan. 23, ages 40-65; Jan. 24, ages 30-39; and Jan. 25, ages 18-29. The focus groups will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. each day. Lunch is on us, along with a $25 cash incentive. If you’re interested in participating, email Amy McCullough at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Focus Group,” by close of business on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Please note, we will only respond to the selected participants.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.