CAF Education

Commemorative Air Force Headquarters

Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas, TX

www.CommemorativeAirForce.org

(877) 767-7175 or 214-330-1700, ext. 114 OR 126

Nancy McGee, Vice President of Education, nmcgee@cafhq.org

Dulari Mehta, Director of Education, dmehta@cafhq.org

Building Community Partnerships

Building an education program creates a symbiotic relationship with your community. The CAF wants to educate youth with positive messaging, and your community is hungry for meaningful, affordable, family-friendly events. Your community and your unit each get stronger in this worthy endeavor.

 

Relevant events and outreach programs, clear communication and quality relationships are key to success. Your community connections will prove to be your greatest asset… all you need to do is tap into it!

Reach out and build awareness:

Below are some suggestions on potential partnerships. Check with Unit members, friends, family, coworkers, others you may know who can help with introductions.

  • Regional leadership of scouting organizations

  • School boards

  • Faith-based community action groups

  • Local like-minded non-profits

  • Veteran groups

  • Community festival organizers

  • Area museums

  • Local libraries

  • Special interest groups – parent/moms clubs, youth groups, parent teacher organizations (PTOs), middle and high school after school clubs

  • Local press – TV stations, newspapers, magazines, radio stations

  • Local Facebook interest groups

  • Last but not least…. unit membership! (Don’t forget to keep all your members in the loop and invite them to participate!)

 

Foster ongoing relationships

  • After you introduce yourself, your unit and your mission, keep in contact! Build an email list and use it regularly to send updates on upcoming activities, successful events and opportunities for collaboration.

  • Don't forget the value of a hand written thank you note!

  • Send a Unit Newsletter--Include all your relevant education program information in your unit’s newsletter and website

  • Promote events on your social media channels to engage your followers and drum up support.

  • Communicate early and communicate often to create strong, lasting relationships! 

  • Connect and collaborate with your fellow Education Officers and other CAF Units for a whole new level of support! 

 

See below to find Officers and Units near you!

 

Education Officers

CAF 3rd Pursuit Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Air Group One

Ricardo Brand

ricardo.sevilla2@gmail.com

CAF Airbase Arizona

Ed Campbell 

airbaseleader@azcaf.org

CAF Australian Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF B-24/B-29 Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Big Country Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Big Easy Wing

Jim Buchler

jjbuchler@cox.net

CAF Blastards Detachment

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Bucket of Bolts Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Buffalo Heritage Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Cactus Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Capital Wing

Brian Cotter

bwc1610@me.com

CAF Central California Valley Squadron

Sandy Mesenhimer

sandymesenhimer@yahoo.com

CAF Central Texas Wing

Malcolm Mitchell

samitch@prismnet.com

CAF Cimarron Strip Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Col Hunt Alaska Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Coyote Squadron

 Haskell Dighton

haskelldighton@yahoo.com

 

CAF Dallas/Fort Worth Wing

Elaine Webb

webb.belaine@gmail.com

CAF Delaware Valley Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Desert Squadron

Joe Acuff

joeacuff1@gmail.com

CAF Devil Dog Squadron

Barbara Christian

Barbara_A_Christian@yahoo.com

CAF Dixie Wing

Richard Ector

rector@tvigroup.com

 

CAF Florida Wing

John Grones

jggrones@gmail.com

CAF FM-2 Wildcat Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF French Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Golden Gate Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Great Plains Wing

Martha Bosworth

martha426@hotmail.com

CAF Ground Forces Detachment

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Gulf Coast Wing

Jane Copeland

janecope@msn.com

CAF Gunfighter Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Heart of America Wing

Janet McKenny

mckennyja@gmail.com

CAF High Sierra Squadron

Daniel Stewart

dandnstewart@gmail.com

CAF High Sky Wing

Greg Gutting

ggutting@highskywing.org

CAF Highland Lakes Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Houston Wing

Samuel W. Hoynes

s.h.hoynes@sbcglobal.net

CAF Idaho Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Indiana Wing

Frederick Fritz

indefritz@yahoo.com

CAF Inland Empire Wing

Linda Lindgren

lllindgren@hotmail.com

CAF Invader Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Jayhawk Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Joe Foss Squadron

Patrick Hicks

patrick.hicks@augie.edu

CAF Lady Liberty Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Lake Superior Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Lobo Wing

Donald S. Ganger

airwinghma@gmail.com

CAF Lone Star Wing

Michael K. Cobb Sr.

gtent@eastex.net

CAF Marshaling Detachment

(Education officer not identified)

 

CAF Maxine Flournoy 3rd Coast Squadron

Charolette Moncrief

theprof@cableone.net

 

CAF Memphis Delta Blues Squadron

David Peeler

DWP03@aol.com

CAF Mile High Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Minnesota Wing

Robert Keech

robertrkeech@centurylink.net

CAF Mississippi Wing

Jack Welch III

jack.welchiii@gmail.com

CAF Missouri Wing

Gerald Spavale

gspavale@yahoo.com

CAF Nevada Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF New Zealand Wing

Colin G. Jansen

worldwar2jeep@cosnet.co.nz

CAF Oklahoma Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Old Dominion Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF P-40 Warhawk Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF P-63 Kingcobra Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Rainier Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Razorback Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Redbird Squadron

Alan Taylor

fet12sw@yahoo.com

 

CAF Red Tail Squadron

Bill Shepard

bill@cafhq.org

CAF Rio Grande Valley Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Rocky Mountain Wing

Thomas W. Howe

howet@hughes.net

CAF Sacramento Delta Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Sea Control Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Security Detachment

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Sierra Hotel Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Southern California Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Spirit of Tulsa Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Sunshine State Squadron

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Swiss Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Tail Rotor Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF "Tex" Hill Wing

Brian Wells

Brian.Wells@skysafety.com

CAF Tora Sponsor Group

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Training Detachment One

(Education officer not identified)

CAF Utah Wing

(Education officer not identified)

CAF WASP Squadron

Sarah Zimmerman

twizzybeth@gmail.com

CAF West Texas Wing

Jerry Scott

jscott61@comcast.net

CAF Wisconsin Wing

Mike Fialkowski

wski145@aol.com

CAF Units

CAF 3rd Pursuit Squadron

CAF Air Group One

CAF Airbase Arizona

CAF Australian Wing

CAF B-24/B-29 Squadron

CAF Big Country Squadron

CAF Big Easy Wing

CAF Blastards Detachment

CAF Bucket of Bolts Sponsor Group

CAF Buffalo Heritage Squadron

CAF Cactus Squadron

CAF Capital Wing

CAF Central California Valley Squadron

CAF Central Texas Wing

CAF Cimarron Strip Wing

CAF Col Hunt Alaska Wing

CAF Coyote Squadron

CAF Dallas/Fort Worth Wing

CAF Delaware Valley Wing

CAF Desert Squadron

CAF Devil Dog Squadron

CAF Dixie Wing

CAF Florida Wing

CAF FM-2 Wildcat Sponsor Group

CAF French Wing

CAF Golden Gate Wing

CAF Great Plains Wing

CAF Ground Forces Detachment

CAF Gulf Coast Wing

CAF Gunfighter Sponsor Group

CAF Heart of America Wing

CAF High Sierra Squadron

CAF High Sky Wing

CAF Highland Lakes Squadron

CAF Houston Wing

CAF Idaho Wing

CAF Indiana Wing

CAF Inland Empire Wing

CAF Invader Squadron

CAF Jayhawk Wing

CAF Joe Foss Squadron

CAF Lady Liberty Sponsor Group

CAF Lake Superior Squadron

CAF Lobo Wing

CAF Lone Star Wing

CAF Marshaling Detachment

CAF Maxine Flournoy 3rd Coast Squadron

 

CAF Memphis Delta Blues Squadron

CAF Mile High Wing

CAF Minnesota Wing

CAF Mississippi Wing

CAF Missouri Wing

CAF Nevada Wing

CAF New Zealand Wing

CAF Oklahoma Wing

CAF Old Dominion Squadron

CAF P-40 Warhawk Sponsor Group

CAF P-63 Kingcobra Sponsor Group

CAF Rainier Squadron

CAF Razorback Wing

CAF Redbird Squadron

 

CAF Red Tail Squadron

CAF Rio Grande Valley Squadron

CAF Rocky Mountain Wing

CAF Sacramento Delta Wing

CAF Sea Control Squadron

CAF Security Detachment

CAF Sierra Hotel Sponsor Group

CAF Southern California Wing

CAF Spirit of Tulsa Wing

CAF Sunshine State Squadron

CAF Swiss Wing

CAF Tail Rotor Sponsor Group

CAF "Tex" Hill Wing

CAF Tora Sponsor Group

CAF Training Detachment One

CAF Utah Wing

CAF WASP Squadron

CAF West Texas Wing

CAF Wisconsin Wing