About Gabriel Chapter

Air Force Association, Chapter #433

Message from the Chapter President
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Mike Winters

President, General Charles A. Gabriel Chapter
Air Force Association


Gabriel Members


Corporate Sponsors


Community Partners


Retired Air Force Members


President / USAFR/Ret

Mike Winters

Our chapter exists to support the mission of the Air Force Association -- to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.


Former Chief of Staff USAF/Ret

General Charles A. Gabriel

General Charles A. "Charlie" Gabriel, a widely-heralded fighter pilot and distinguished combat leader, a revered mentor, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1982-1986.

Gabriel Chapter Roster

Key Officers & Chapter Leadership

Gen (Ret.) Ralph "Ed" Eberhart

President Emeritus

Col Mike Winters (Ret.)


Brad Wilkins

Vice President

Justin Thomas


Jack Diamond


Joe Burke

VP Membership & Community Partners

Rick Larson

VP Salute & Military Affairs

Lisa Richter

VP Aerospace Education


VP Chapter Events

Sam Shelton

VP for Chapter Communications


VP Leadership Development

Filip daSilva



VP Awards and Recognition

MSgt Heather Celano

VP Veterans Affairs

Lee Rizzo

VP Government Affairs

Gina Giles

EXCOM Member

Pat Rock

EXCOM Member


EXCOM Member

Constitution and Bylaws


The official name of this Chapter shall be the General Charles A. Gabriel Chapter of the Virginia State Air Force Association. It may also be referred to as the Gabriel Chapter.

ARTICLE II (Objectives)

The Air Force Association provides an organization through which we, as free people, may unite to address the defense responsibilities of our nation imposed by the many advances in aerospace technology that have been, and will continue to be made; to educate the members and the public at large as to what that technology can contribute to the security of free people and the betterment of mankind; and to advocate and support military preparedness of the United States and its allies adequate to maintain the security of the United States and the free world.


The Chapter shall be civilian and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan principles, or for the promotion of candidacy of any person seeking office or preferment, or for any other personal or commercial gain.

The Chapter shall operate exclusively for the purposes specified in AFA's Articles of Incorporation, and shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Upon dissolution of the Chapter assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

ARTICLE IV (Membership)

Section 1. Eligibility. A member of the Association shall be deemed to be a member of this Chapter if they shall either have filed application for such membership with this Chapter, or shall have been assigned to this Chapter through automatic affiliation, or shall have paid their AFA dues through, or credited the same to, this Chapter. Members in good standing may transfer their affiliation to any Chapter of the Association. No member of this Chapter may be a member of any other Chapter at the same time. No person may join the Chapter without first being a member of the Air Force Association.

Section 2. Community Partners. A company or business that wishes to support the aims of the Air Force Association for greater community understanding of the need for aerospace power in the defense of the nation may apply for affiliation with the Air Force Association and the Steele Chapter as an AFA Community Partner.

Section 3. Vacancies. In case of vacancy in any elected office, it shall be filled by appointment of the President for the remainder of the unexpired term and thereafter until a successor is elected, except that in the case of vacancy occurring in the office of President, the office shall be assumed by the elected Vice President.

ARTICLE VI (Chapter Meetings)

Section 1. The Chapter shall meet at least quarterly. The election of officers shall occur once every two years in the third quarter of the second Operating Year. Special meetings may be called by the president, by majority vote of the Chapter Council, or upon written request of not less than ten (10) of its members.

Section 2. Quorum. A quorum shall consist of ten (10) members present.

Section 3. Notice of Meetings. Members will be notified of regular meetings by email or other verified method. Members will be notified of a special meeting, by e-mail or other verified method, no less than fourteen (14) days prior to a special meeting.

Section 4. Voting. Each member in good standing of the Chapter shall be entitled to one vote in all proceedings.


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