Legacy

The North Texas Association of Air Force Academy Graduates was founded in 1979 under the mentorship of MGen. Ed Rafalko, USMA ‘45, with Jerry Smith, USAFA ‘62 serving as the first President. Since then, many Grads have served as President, Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairpersons, guiding our Chapter to being named “Distinguished Chapter” in every year the award has been presented.

Past Presidents Legacy Donors Gone But Not Forgotten
1980 Jerry Smith,  '62 Gerald L. Ahmann '63 Ed Rafalko '45 (USMA)
1981 Mike Gibbons,  '63 T. Lance Ammon '70 Tom McNeil '45 (USMA)
1982 B J Bjorklund,  '70 Rick R. Barton '71 Larry Jolly '59
1983 Bill Reemtsma,  '63 John D. Batchelor '68 Jim Clark '60
1984 Ron Hale,  '70 Richard Bjorklund '70 Mike Gibbons '63
1985 Manny Cardenas,  '64 Raymond E. Brannan '71 Bill Reemtsma '63
1986 Jerry Ahmann,  '65 David F. Brigman '71 Wesley White '63
1987 Ron Schillereff,  '66 Laurence L. Casada '71 Robert Brost '66
1988 Rick Barton,  '71 Sidney A. Cook '65 Charlie Weinert '66
1989 Lance Ammon,  '70 Robert A. Daly '68 Larry Ratliff '67
1990 Stephen Pruss,  '76 Michael F. Gibbons '63 Bob Daley '68
1991 John Quincy,  '70 Charles Hamm '52 (USMA) H Ownby '69
1992 Jim Kuhn,  '63 Klem F. Kalberer '63 Mike Nishimuta '73
1993 H Ownby,  '69 James C. Kuhn '63 Rich Estes '74
1994 Richard Fairlamb,  '61 Stephen P. Muller '64 Jim Dolan '76
1995 Glen Shaffer,  '63 H. Ownby '69 Bob Preissinger '76
1996 John Kuenzel,  '60 Edmund Rafalko '45 (USMA) Vince Wilcox '78
1997 Jeff Wilson,  '80 Michael K. Rambo '97 Michael Morales '99
1998 John Dallas,  '79 William Reetsma ;63 Steve Beaulieu '09
1999 Frank Moore,  '68 Jerry L.Smith '62 Mark Weber '11
2000 Bill Brandt,  '77 Thomas Stites '72 Tim Barber '20
2001 Randy Caraway,  '75
2002 Bob Pavelko,  '68
2003 Buddy Lott,  '76
2004 John Visser,  '77
2005 Ed Kirkham,  '78
Jul-06 Lev Prichard,   '89
Sep-08 Mike McGinnis,  '76
Dec-10 Kirk Bell,  '76
2013 - 15 Mike Giles,  '67
2016 - 20 Rick Wright,  '74