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Click here to fill out the scholarship application.  Suspense is 30 April 2024.

For more information on eligibility and requirements, click here.

Col Trevor W. Flint Memorial Scholarship

Named for Colonel Trevor Wayne Flint who commissioned from AFROTC in 1992 from Mississippi State University and passed away on 24 April 2023. 

Trevor had a substantial impact on the men and women of the ICBM maintenance and operations communities, initially serving at Minot AFB, North Dakota as a section commander and in 1994 was one of 20 Company Grade Officers selected to cross train and attend Undergraduate Space and Missile Training.  Following Initial Qualification Training,  he was certified for Missile Combat Crew duty and served in various positions within the 91st Operations Group including Crew Commander, Instructor, Flight Commander and Codes Controller with a follow-on assignment instruct at the ICBM Schoolhouse at Vandenberg AFB, CA. 

Trevor served on HQ Staff at US STRATCOM and HQ AFSPC.  At STRATCOM he was responsible for developing Emergency Action Procedures and played a key role in producing the President’s Nuclear Decision Handbook.  He was Command Lead at AFSPC for the 10 million dollar study of the follow-on system for the MM III, laying the ground work for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (later Sentinel).   

As an extremely personal and caring leader, Trevor commanded the 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron and was the 90th Deputy Operations Group Commander at FE Warren AFB, WY.  Following Air War College, he took command of the 90th Maintenance Group.  He served his last assignment at Kirtland AFB, NM as the Director of Nuclear Inspections and Director of Oversight and Evaluation for the AF Inspection Agency., retiring in July 2019. 

Colonel Charles G. Simpson Founders Scholarship

Charlie Simpson founded AAFM and served as the Executive Director for the first 25 years (1993-2018) of AAFM’s existence and continues to serve AAFM as Director Emeritus. He graduated from the University of Miami, Florida and commissioned as an Air Force 2nd Lt in August 1959, working as a design engineer with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft before entering active duty. Initially serving as an aircraft maintenance officer, he transitioned to maintenance duty in 1961 at Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB), ID, including duty during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis (documented in the Air Force “Veterans In Blue” project.) He served at Grand Forks, AFB, ND, as a Minuteman II Missile Combat Crew Commander, Instructor, Evaluator and Senior Evaluator, and as a member of Olympic Arena Blanchard Trophy winning team in 1969. He was a Minuteman Operations Evaluator in the 3901st Strategic Missile Evaluation Squadron at Vanden- berg AFB, CA. He then served at Headquarters, Strategic Air Command (SAC), developing the Single Integrated Operations Plan planning factors, and at Ellsworth AFB, SD, as the Commander, 68th Strategic Missile Squadron, 44th SMW Deputy Commander for Operations and Base Commander. Col Simpson was Base Commander and first Air Force permanent party for the Ground Launch Cruise Missile base at Comiso, Sicily, and Chief of Staff, 57th Air Division. He retired in 1989 with 30 years of service. His visionary leadership, working with a number fellow Missileers, led to the creation of AAFM to preserve, educate and advocate for the legacy of all those have served, and continue to serve as part of the Air Force missile force.

Chief Master Sergeant Dick Hoccheiser Memorial Scholarship

Named for AAFM Life Member CMSgt Richard “Hawk” Hochheiser (USAF, retired) from Greenport, NY & Baltimore, MD who enlisted in the USAF at 17, knowing his parents were not of means to sponsor college attendance.  Hawk initially served as a System Analysist Crew Member in the Mace missile system in Okinawa and later served as an Electro-Mechanical Team (EMT) member and Tech Engineering in all variants of the Minuteman missile system culminating at Headquarters Strategic Air Command where he was recognized as the technical expert on ICBM hardware and software.  Following his Air Force retirement, Hawk had a distinguished second ICBM career with TRW/Northrop Grumman working the Expanded Execution Program for the Operations Execution Program, and as the primary software and systems engineer for the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) command & control system for Minuteman. Hawk also served as senior technical leader NS-50 Guidance Replacement Program (GRP), Operations Ground Program, Operations Flight Program, Flight Program Constants and REACT Service Life Extension Program. His innate ability to capture requirements and focus development teams set the standard on how to effectively mentor engineers, operators and maintainers further cementing his status as a legendary leader within the ICBM enterprise.  Hawk’s unrivalled technical expertise coupled with his humble, approachable, and humorous personality positively influenced thousands of contractors and active-duty ICBM personnel. 

Click here to fill out the scholarship application.  Suspense is 30 April  2024.

Past Winners

 SRA Champagne Polanco (341 FSS)

CaptLeah Throckmorton (12 MS)

2Lt Leanna Pollicar(12 MS)

Capt James Fair (341 OSS)

1Lt Justin Nebel (12 MS)

2Lt Kayla Jencks (321 MS)

1Lt Noah van Treeck(12 MS)

1Lt Cody Swift (320 MS)

2Lt Brendan Crossman (12 MS)

Capt Joshua Baumer (12 MS)

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