Chief Gauvin Memorial Fund

Chief Master Sergeant Gauvin Ammo Troop
Memorial Fund
History and Purpose

The Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Richard A. Gauvin Ammo Troop Memorial Fund was founded in June
1998 by Class 9806 as a continuing class legacy to pay tribute to Chief Gauvin for his selfless
contributions to his country and the Ammo community. Class 9806 contributed the initial funds in
the amount of $400.00, obtained through personal contributions by class members. All class members
agreed the fund should be established to award scholarships to children of munitions personnel who
held AFSC 461XX, 465XX or 2W0X1 on active, reserve, or ANG duty in the service of the USAF.

The Air Force Combat Ammunition Center (AFCOMAC) Senior Staff will administer the scholarship fund.
All future AFCOMAC classes will have the opportunity to raise funds and contribute to expanding
the scholarship fund.

The USAF Major Command Functional Managers who act as the AFCOMAC Board Of Advisers (BOA) will be
the Scholarship Selection Committee to review, approve, and decide on the amount awarded to each
applicant. All scholarship applicants will submit their applications prior to 1 June of each year.

In addition to awarding scholarships, the BOA voted during the 2010 Curriculum Review, that funds
may be utilized in other arenas to support the Ammo Community. This will be conducted in honor of
the Chief Master Sergeant Gauvin Ammo Troop Memorial Fund. The
BOA will make final determinations when an opportunity occurs.

Eligibility
In order to be eligible and qualify as a recipient for the CMSgt Gauvin Ammo Troop Memorial
Fund award, the following criteria apply:

a. Be a child under the age of 25, to include: natural born child, legally adopted child, and
other dependent children of a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who served honorably in the United
States Air Force in Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) 461XX, 465XX or
2W0X1 (AMMO troops). Service may include active, reserve, or Air National Guard duty for any
period of time. The applicant must provide proof of honorable service and AFSC.

b. Be a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent or high school senior who will qualify
for graduation prior to beginning eligibility for assistance.

c. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a full time (as defined by the school attending)
undergraduate course of study at an approved accredited college, university or technical school
beyond the high school level with the exception of a service academy. Applicants attending a
service academy are not eligible for this scholarship.

d. Obtained a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) with previous academic year.

e. Selection for the award is made without regard to Race, Religion, National Origin, and
Sex, Age or other factors determined to be illegally discriminatory by the law of the land.

NOTE: Eligibility is not limited to citizens of the U.S. However, applicants must be attending a
U.S. institution of higher learning.

Selection Priority
The Scholarship Selection Committee will use the following precedence list to prioritize the
eligible candidates:

a. Eligible children of AMMO troops who died on active duty. b. Eligible children of AMMO
troops who died after retirement.
c. Eligible children of AMMO troops who are/have served honorable.

NOTE: The original intent of the scholarship program is to assist dependent children of deceased
AMMO Troops with attaining higher education.

Requirements
The following must be enclosed with the application:

a. The completed application.

b. Privacy Act must be dated and signed. This document can be dated, signed, then scanned and
sent in electronically with the remainder of the application.

c. Official Transcript sent from the high school or college

d. A brief pertinent history of the applicant’s background and reason for requesting the
scholarship. Include such items as high schools and colleges attended, awards won in schools,
significant scholarship recognition, special interests and hobbies, clubs, sports, volunteer work
(provide average hours/week), and employment history (provide average hours/week). Please limit
this to one typewritten single-spaced page.

e. An essay with the topic of: “What Does It Mean To Be An American Citizen?” Format should be
APA style, no less than 500 words, double spaced written with Times New Roman Font size 12.

f. Applicants may informally notify the fund administrators of intent to apply at any time.

Additional Information:
a. Applicants are personally responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the
applications package. Applicants are strongly urged to carefully review their submission
for absolute conformity to requirements.

b. Award amounts may be tailored by the applicant’s request and fund availability, but must be
fairly and impartially distributed. These funds are for the immediate school year, approximately 1
September through 31 August. (Note: The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, room and
board on campus, and laboratory fees only). It is payable to the college or university only.
Should the applicant fail to enroll as a full time student or become dis-enrolled, all money will
be returned to the scholarship fund. If the applicant is awarded a full scholarship from another
source, this scholarship must be relinquished.

c. Applications must be postmarked no later than 1 June. Any postmarked after that date is not
considered for that school year. Personally delivered applications must be received
by the Scholarship Applications Coordinator by 1500 hrs (3:00 PM PST) 1 June.

d. It is the responsibility of each student to take the steps necessary to gain admission to the
institution of his/her choice.

e. Applications/information should be sent to: 9 MUNS Scholarship Coordinator, 5890 A
street, Beale AFB, CA 95903-1545 Telephone (530) 634-3685/2400
Or by E-mail: anthony.koberstein@beale.af.mil
f. The BOA will review applications and select scholarship(s) to be awarded between 1
June 2013 and 1 August 2013. Applicants will be informed of their status and amount awarded once
selections have been made.

Administrative Information
The AFCOMAC Curriculum Flight is responsible for scholarship coordination and fund administration.
These individuals shall be responsible for the following:

1. Receive and maintain all applications along with information on how to contact them.
2. Application and approval/disapproval information file for all applicants.
3. Establishing a financial account for funds management.
4. Maintaining financial and tax exempt records.
5. Promotion of fund raising activities and scholarship awards.
6. Preparing Application packages and presenting them to the BOA.
7. Disbursing funds for selected applicants in the amounts determined by the BOA within 30 days
after the BOA has made their decision.

These instructions are as of 13 April 2013.
ANTHONY S. KOBERSTEIN, CMSgt, USAF Scholarship Coordinator
E-mail: anthony.koberstein@beale.af.mil

Download this link to get the application form:  Chief Master Sergeant Gauvin Ammo Troop

 

 

Congratulations to the Newest AMMO SMSgts!

The ACA would like to congratulate the this years list of SMSgt Selectees.

Congrats one and all!

BARKER, KIRK
BAULCH, COLLIN
BEAUCHAMP, JONATHAN
BOSWELL, KEITH
BURRIS, BILLY
CLARK, DANIEL GARET
COOPER, BRYAN
DAVENPORT, MIKE
DODWELL, DARNETTE
GLENN, PLEZ
HALL, DEMETRICE
HANGE, SAM
HENSLEY, PHIL
HINES, BOBBY
HURLEY, JASON
JACKSON, KEITH
JOHNSON, ROBY
LINGELBACH, MATT
LITTLEFIELD, BARRY
ODDO, MICHELLE
REED, MIKE
REEVES, DAVID
SAMUEL, KELVIN
SHARPE, SAM
SPRIGGS, FULTON
STAMPER, JENNIFER
TOM, KURT
WEIR, WILLIAM
WHITE, DANIEL
WITT, JASON
YOUNGBLOOD, RICKY

Chief Chuck Norton

Chuck Norton had his leg removed at the hip on Thursday. Cancer related to Agent Orange. I am sure he would appreciate a card from his fellow chiefs. If you will post his address on the Chiefs’ web site, a card or two will perk him up.
Mr Charles Norton
5050 Bull Creek Rd
Hawkinsville GA 31036

For those that know Chuck knew he was always reaching out to help others, so it is our turn to send some best wishes to Chuck for a speedy recovery!