General Atomics Wins AFA Citation of Honor

by | Sep 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO  “ The Air Force Association (AFA) awarded General Atomics (GA) with the Citation of Honor on September 16th. GA has been an advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and aerospace education for more than two decades through its charitable donations and outreach programs at the regional and national level. The award was presented to GA-ASI President David R. Alexander during AFA's Air, Space & Cyber Conference awards ceremony.
Thank you to the U.S. Air Force Association for this extraordinary recognition, said Alexander. We're proud to support the future generation of scientists and engineers who will drive our industry forward.
In support of STEM and aerospace education, GA established the General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation (GASEF) in 1995 to provide support for K-12 STEM education projects. Since inception, GASEF has provided over $390,000 to science education non-profit agencies as well as allowing for GA employees to share their expertise with K-12 students.
AFA thanks General Atomics for being actively involved in STEM education including their foundation's work that greatly supports San Diego STEM nonprofits, said Lt Gen Bruce Orville Wright, Air Force Association President. The partnership between AFA and General Atomics continues to grow stronger each year.
The event highlighted a long list of initiatives and programs supported by GA. Among them, engineers from General Atomics and its Affiliated Companies (GA&A) have participated in more than 20 National Science Foundation panels and reviews, including a national task force that prepares physics students for 21st century careers. Additionally, affiliate companies like General Atomics Energy Group developed a Fusion Education and Outreach Program to educate students, parents and teachers on the STEM elements that support research and development of fusion energy. GA-ASI and GA's Electromagnetic Systems Group fund and support university-level STEM programs specializing in aeronautics, astronautics, robotics and cyber-related subjects.

About GA-ASI
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With nearly 6 million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit

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