AFSA 985 Education Grant

September 23rd, 2013 by admin

All AFSA 985 members,
The Thunderbirds Chapter 985 of the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), Tinker Air Force
Base, is proud to have the opportunity to offer educational grants ranging from $50 – $500 not to exceed
$2,500 of Chapter 985 funds for active AFSA Chapter 985 members. Any additional funds from outside organizations will be evenly distributed amongst the grants awarded.
AFSA is an international organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Air Force enlisted personnel. In an effort to live up to this goal it is Chapter 985’s hope to relieve a portion of its member’s financial burden that comes along with pursuing a degree/certification. All current active Chapter 985 members in good standing are eligible to apply.
Click on the AFSA 985 Education Grant page on the left side of the page for eligibility requirements and application.  The committee must receive all packages no later than 3 October 2013. No extensions to this deadline will be granted. Mailing instructions are included on the application or you may call to arrange delivery of the packages or email scanned documents to
Terry Turner
Chapter President

Welcome from the Chapter 985 President

June 10th, 2013 by admin

Hello and welcome! I’m Terry Turner, President of Thunderbird Chapter 985 located at Tinker AFB.


Our Chapter 985 website exists to help keep you informed on important issues and concerns that have an effect on the enlisted men and women serving in all components of the Air Force. Most importantly, the many issues affecting your quality of life.  It is also a location for you to easily see what is going on with your chapter.  Your Air Force Sergeant’s Association support the total Air Force team: active duty, reserves, guard, retirees and their families. If you are not a member of AFSA, then please accept my invitation to attend our next general membership meeting held the 2nd Thursday of each month, 1130 at the Tinker Club. Membership has many rewards, the most important being the ability to have a powerful voice on Capitol Hill and to have that voice heard. The AFSA has been making a positive difference in the lives of enlisted members and their families since 1961 and we pledge to continue this exceptionally hard-earned reputation and tradition of being the voice of the enlisted force. It is important for you to provide us with your feedback. In return, we promise to represent you to the best of our abilities.

Finally, like you, we take pride in being a valuable part of the professional Air Force team. We support many enlisted programs on base and throughout our surrounding communities. Our partnership is strong and their support for our military family is terrific. This makes Tinker AFB one of the best assignment locations in the AF-wonderful and caring people here in the heartland of America. Again, thank you for visiting us and we look forward to having you on our Thunderbird Team.

I also want to personally thank each of our corporate sponsors for their support throughout the year. Without their help, many of our endeavors would not be possible.

First National Bank – Michelle Devinney – (405) 734-2984
Tinker Federal Credit Union Karl Wasserleben – (405) 732-0324

Serving AFSA and you,
Terry Turner