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Our mission is to provide motivation for young people to understand the need for a strong aerospace force component of our national defense posture. Scholarships and financial support are provided to allow our youth to participate in aerospace programs in which they might not otherwise be able to participate. Providing these awards and scholarships requires funds. The Dallas Aerospace Education Foundation of the Seidel-Dallas Chapter 232 that supports these programs is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are fully deductible. Contributions should be sent to Mr. Ric Hamer, at 1965 Remington Lane, Frisco, TX 75033. Feel free to contact Ric at 214-500-0951 or by e-mailing . Any amount is valuable and appreciated. <top>



Civil Air Patrol Cadets are required to learn the physics of flight, how engines and aircraft systems work, how to read aeronautical charts, air power history, etc. in order to be promoted. Special summer academies are available for CAP Cadets to receive flight instruction in either gliders or powered aircraft. These are intense encampments where they attend ground school half the day and fly the other half with Certified Flight Instructors with a goal to fly solo. The Seidel Chapter provides financial assistance to CAP Cadets attending the Flight Academies. <top>

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The Earle North Parker Essay Program is an ongoing annual essay competition available to all Texas high school seniors. The purpose of the program is to foster judicious thought about patriotism and/or national security matters. The essay competition provides a vehicle for rewarding scholastic excellence and providing financial assistance to the contestants for pursuing further education. <top>


The purpose of the program is to recognize classroom teachers at the chapter and state level for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science and math (STEM) and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow's technologies. This is a unique opportunity to reward special teachers who are furthering excellence and making coming to class an adventure. The winner of our chapter contest receives a cash award, and is entered into competition at the State level, where a larger cash award can be earned, and the winner at that level is entered into an AFA National Teacher of the Year contest. If you wish to nominate a teacher contact Ric Hamer at 214-500-0951 or by e-mailing . <top>


CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. More information about the CyberPatriot program may be obtained at <top>

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