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By Steven Phillips, with photos by Vincent Harris
The idea came about during an outing among motorcycling friends in Texas: Wouldn’t it be great to hav e an ev ent combining motorcycles, support for enlisted airmen, and AFA?
That’s how the Annual AFA Heritage Ride began.
In spring 2015 , S MS gt. Christopher J . McCool and other Alamo Chapter members coordinated the  rst ride, designating it as a fund- raiser for JBSA-Lackland’s Airman Heritage Museum thus the “heritage” in the ride’s name.
Before that inaugural ev ent and again in 2016, McCool began by talking to the assembled riders about AFA’s mission and important for a group ride gave a motorcycle safety brie ng.  iders then wheeled through the Texas Hill Country region north of S an Antonio.
That initial ride was such a hit that McCool created a team to plan the ne t one. The second Annual AFA Heritage  ide took place last J une.
This outside-the-bo  AFA activity drew a wide-ranging group of participants, attracted by the opportunity to contribute to a good cause while doing something they enjoy.
The third annual ride is scheduled for this spring.
P hoto by S MS gt. Chris McCool

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