The Airmen Memorial Building (AMB) is the home of the
Air Force Sergeants Association, the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF)
and the Airmen Memorial Museum (AMM). This three-story structure is the
sole monument to Air Force enlisted personnel in the national capital
area. The building is dedicated as a "living memorial" to the
millions of American men and women who have worn the enlisted uniform of
United States Air Force, the Army Air Corps and the
United States Army Air Forces since 1907.
The building was dedicated on May 3, 1981, in
celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Air Force Sergeants
Association. The AMB mortgage was symbolically shredded, five years
ahead of schedule, during the 2000 AFSA International Convention in New
Orleans, Louisiana. The 33,000 square-foot modern office building/museum
was constructed from donations by AFSA members and is maintained by
their continuing support through direct donations and participation in
various on-going fund raising projects.
On the first floor of the building is the AFSA
Support Operations Directorate, including the mail room, printing
facility and storage areas. Completing the first floor area are the
Airmen Memorial Museum galleries containing exhibits about the history
of Total Air Force enlisted Airmen. The second floor consists of tenant
offices. The remaining AFSA offices: The Executive Offices, Military and
Government Relations, Communications and Technology, Accounting and
Finance, and Member and Field Relations directorates, computer center
and conference rooms are on the third floor of the building.
The Airmen Memorial Building is conveniently located
adjacent to Exit 7 on the Capital Beltway (U.S. 95), approximately
one-half mile from the Branch Avenue station of Washington's Metro
inter-city transportation system and one mile from Andrews Joint Base.
Within a short drive are highlights of the nation's military and
civilian aviation history including the Garber Aircraft Restoration and
Preservation Facilities of the National Air and Space Museum, the NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt and the Aviation Museum at
America's oldest continuously operating airport located in College Park.
Also, approximately 27 miles away and over-looking the Pentagon is the
beautiful Air Force Memorial. A Country Inn and Suites is located
immediately to the rear of the AMB.