_AF COMMUNICATORS & AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
(formerly the AACS Alumni Association)
If you hold or held an Air Corps or Air Force Specialty Code as a communicator, data automator, information (networks, programmer, systems, visual, multimedia, combat camera, etc), cyber, air traffic controller, or assigned to a communications and/or air traffic control unit in any skill (commander, administrative, crypto, teletype, radio, radar, nav-aids electronic maintenance, etc), you are eligible to become a member of this great Association. We would love to hear from you.
Please use one of the forms provided BELOW: the Word version, HTML or on-line form, to become a member.
Regular and Associate membership dues are $15 per year (payable in 2-year increments or a minimum of $30).
Life memberships are based on age:
To - 50 years of age = $165
51 – 60 years of age = $145
61 – 70 years of age = $115
71 - ?? years of age = $75
Life and regular memberships are based on service (men and women) as a commissioned officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, enlisted or civilian, who has served or is serving in any communications /information or air traffic control unit, or holds or held a MOS, AFSC or other skill identifier as a communicator/informa-tion/cyber, space operations, air traffic controller or support skill in any Air Force Major Air Command (AACS, ACS, AFCS, AFCC, AFC4A, AFCA, AFNIC, AFFSA, SAC, TAC, ADC, USAFSS, MAC, etc.) past or current.
Spouses/children of a surviving member are also eligible for regular membership. The life membership of a deceased member will transfer to the surviving spouse unless he/she requests otherwise. Associate membership is subject to the approval of the Association's Executive Board for individuals who actively supported any communications/information or air traffic control activity but otherwise do not meet the criteria for regular membership.
Associate members are not eligible to vote or to hold office in the Association, but are treated like all other members.
Payment of the appropriate dues should be mailed with the printed application to
Walt McLain, 4514 Haverty Dr., Knoxville, TN 37931-3657
If the on-line version of the Application form is used, mail payment of dues within 10 working days to Walt McLain, 4514 Haverty Dr, Knoxville, TN 37931-3657. Upon receipt of dues, you will be sent a membership card, certificate, roster (if available) and a copy of the latest The Communicator, the official publication of the AF Comm and ATC Association.
Note: The Communicator newsletter contains the PASSWORD to access the Membership Roster that can be viewed and/or downloaded in a PDF format on the "Members only" page.
Click on one of the following type application forms:
~ PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE APPLICATION (MS Word)
~ ON–LINE VERSION
Confirmation of receipt of checks will be made within 10 working days of receipt of payment.
_ New members are important,
renewals are critical
If we are to maintain this association members must pay attention to membership expiration dates and renew their memberships timely. Since Oct 1, 2007 we have gained 341 new members. Since Nov 1, 2007 652 members have renewed.
In 2007 201 members allowed their membership to expire, in 2008 322 memberships expired, in 2009 228 memberships expired, 136 memberships expired in 2010, and 226 members were due to renew in 2011. The 2011 expiration date is Dec 31, 2011, however, as in the past we will extend renewal to April 15, 2012 before removing people from active member status.
Simple math reveals that while we have gained 341 new members since 2007, we have lost 912 members through expirations since November 2007. This is a loss of 571 members in 4 years. Our total membership as of Sept 11, 2011 is 1,775; in November 2007 our total membership was approximately 2,400.
Since our sole source of income is membership dues and donations, renewals and new members’ dues are critical to the continued operation of the organization. The web site and the Communicator are solely supported by this income.
Your expiration date is indicated on your membership card and on the address label of your Communicator. On the membership card the expiration date is shown in the lower right hand corner as month/year (i.e. 09/2011); on the address label it will be shown in the following formats:
Year 11-First Name, Last Name
City, State, Zip Code
Month/Year 0911-First Name, Last Name
City, State, Zip Code
Life Member LM-First Name, Last Name
City, State, Zip Code
For those who make periodic or regular donations we appreciate your continued support. You can be assured that your donations are critical to the continued operation of this great organization.
-- Walt McLain, Director for Membership, Air Force Communicators and Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Click to make MAILING/ADDRESS CHANGES to the membership roster.