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Introduction Originally established back in 1947, a year after the Air Force Association offical establishement in 1946 by General Hap Arnold, the Miami AFA Chapter operated until the early 1970's at which time for various reasons the Chapter went into an "inactive mode". In 1985 under the leadership and direction of Col. Stan Bodner a A-26 Bombarider / Navigator and accompained by Eastern Airline CEO Col. Frank Bormann, the Miami Chapter was once again re-actived and stood up and continues strong to this day. A great deal of apperication and admiration goes out to our present and current Chapter member Col. Stan Bodner and his efforts and vision to re-start the Miami 317th Chapter that helps serve the local Miami community, troops and veterans. In January 2011 The Miami Chapter merged with the Homestead Chapter. The combined chapters are known today as the Miami-Homestead Chapter 317.