Team LOA,

We are dedicated to helping our membership grow professionally at the national and local levels using our chapters around the world.  In an effort to continue our objective of providing world-class professional development, networking, and mentorship, we’ve made some changes to ensure our association remains relevant and effective.

Over the last few months you’ve provided feedback and we listened.  We are excited to announce the following changes that have recently went into effect and those that we are still developing.
 
1.     Revitalizing the Chapter – We are taking a lesson from our Air Force Chief of Staff. Our mission gets done in the squadrons and are enhanced by our LOA chapters. That is why we are dedicating more money and resources to our chapters, so they can continue to provide world-class professional development throughout the year and our Airmen will be better prepared to achieve our Air Force mission. It is our job to ensure we do everything we can to help our chapters thrive – both small and large. Starting later this year all active chapters will receive a monetary percentage of their active membership total. In other words, you will now see a direct investment in your membership to aid your chapter in accomplishing its goals.
 
2.     Modernized Media and Communication – We want LOA to be your primary professional development resource. Our atloa.org website, LOA Symposium and the Exceptional Release (ER) are our primary national drivers to achieve this. We have transformed these platforms into a resource for you and your chapters to use to help improve yourselves and your organizations. The ER now publishes articles individually online so you can share your stories, experiences, thoughts, and successes with our entire community as it becomes available. But don’t worry, we will still have our quarterly publication available to read in your squadron’s common areas like before, except now you can access it from your mobile device!
 
3.     Awards and Scholarships – We have made it easier to recognize and reward our most deserving members and chapters by reducing the bullets by 25% for individual awards and cut in half the bullets for chapter awards. Now you can focus on the mission your passionate about and the challenging problems you face each day while still recognizing the people that deserve it. These changes affect scholarships, chapter, and individual awards.
We are thankful for your feedback and support as we introduce these initiatives.  Because of your participation and motivation, we continue to grow and become a stronger association.  Your contributions locally and nationally are very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 LOA Symposium, 8-11 October 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Carol A. Howitz
President
Logistics Officer Association