AFA Langley Symposium & Salute Postponed
APRIL 15 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
The Langley Club, Bayview Commonwealth Center, JB Langley-Eustis, VA 23665
It is with regret we inform you of our decision to postpone the AFA Langley Chapter Symposium and Salute scheduled for April 15-17, 2020 until later this year. Upon consideration of CDC guidelines; DoD travel restrictions; as well as federal, state, and local official recommendations regarding the current COVID-19 global health crisis, we have decided postponing the event is in the best interest and safety of all our event participants.
Although the number of cases in our area is low, medical experts agree now is the time to take necessary precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. The health and safety of our supporters is our highest priority so we are unwilling to risk exposing anyone to this very contagious virus.
In close coordination with the ACC staff, we are exploring alternative dates. Once we confirm a new date to host the Chapter's Symposium and Salute, we will announce event details in a revised "Save the Date" e-mail.
We are so grateful to our industry partners for the vital support they provide our local Airmen and their families. This event is our chapter's major fundraiser and enables us to sponsor a myriad of worthy endeavors. Some examples include meals for deploying airmen, Pitsenbarger Scholarships, plus quarterly and annual awards for ACC and all 5 Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) Wings. These funds also support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities such as five local CyberPatriot Teams, local STEM Teacher of the Year Awards and multiple regional AFJROTC/CAP programs.
The needs of our Airmen and families of JBLE have not lessened. In fact, this health crisis may result in an increased need for support. Therefore, we would prefer our AFA Langley Chapter Treasurer retain your 2020 sponsorship until the event is rescheduled. As in past years, your sponsorship is a fully tax-deductible contribution.
Please contact us at admin@LangleyAFA.org with any concerns you may have. Thank you in advance for your commitment to our Airmen, their families and the entire Air Force community here at JBLE.
Richard A. Shook, Jr., Maj Gen (USAF, retired)
President, AFA Langley Chapter