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Welcome to the Air Force Academy Parents Association of New Jersey​ website


The Air Force Academy Parents Association of New Jersey (AFAPANJ) supports cadets as they prepare to join the long blue line, and their parents and families as they commit to encourage them through this anything but typical academy experience.

The Air Force Academy Parents Association of New Jersey is recognized by the Air Force Academy with official lines of communications to and from the USAFA Parents Club Liaison, who communicates to the elected president. This information is securely disseminated to all current members.

AFAPANJ membership provides benefits for both member families and cadets. These benefits include events for both cadets and member families, access to information directly from the Air Force Academy Parent Liaison.  For further information regarding benefits and membership costs, please contact Treasurer - Preeti Ponnada (

Upcoming Events


Falcon Fest

Welcome and Celebrate Class of 2028

(June 15th Saturday @ 1.30pm)

Email to for any questions.

AFAPANJ Board Members

President - Rachel Block /Wendy Tilp

Vice President - Bonnie Graziano

Treasurer - Preeti Ponnada

Co Treasurer - Ramesh Ponnada

Secretary - Pam Beswick 

Membership - Fran LaCouture 

2024 representative - Rachel Block

2025 representative - Wendy Tilp 

2026 representative - Anthony Picione

2027 representative - Bonnie Graziano

Webmaster - Arjita Durve


Volunteer Positions


AFAPANJ is an All-Volunteer organization. Everyone is welcome to take an active role in AFAPANJ to support our cadets and help each other.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact AFAPANJ

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