ACA LEGACY Paver Program

The AMMO Chiefs Association Inc. has recently expanded their Legacy Memorial Paver Program to include all AMMO ranks.  

We call it

 AMMO ROAD

The price of the pavers is $70.  Our cost is $65 per paver which is the reduced rate we negotiated and receive from the Airman Heritage Foundation (AHF).  Any orders via our PayPal account should include the fees so $72.40 total.  We receive no further reduction for multiple pavers.  However, our pavers are grouped together, the first AFSC to do so.    

This profit of $5 per paver would be used to start the funding for a future AMMO Heritage Memorial which has been discussed in the past year.  The idea for a memorial had such good favor with the past ACA that they put aside $2,500 into a Certificate of Deposit in 2019 for construction of this future memorial.  The ACA added an additional $2,500 in 2020.

This $5 per paver while small would see that seed start to grow.  The ACA would continue to manage these funds until such time a formal organization is put into place to manage the AMMO Memorial before funds are released.   

Today there are 78 memorial pavers in place and another 11 on order for a total of 89.  Initially the pavers in place were all AMMO CHIEFS or former members of the ACA.  In early 2020 we started adding all Ammo folks.  The program has been a success and that is why we want to open it to all of AMMO.       

The pavers are placed in a pathway that encircles the parade grounds at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas. 

Access to our reduced rate via the AHF is controlled by a password. This ensures any paver purchased through the ACA would receive the reduced rate and that it would be placed with our group (AMMO ROAD).    

The focal point for all orders is the ACA Treasurer

BACKGROUND

At the 2016 San Antonio Reunion ACA members toured The Airman Heritage Museum and later a recommendation was made to purchase a Lifetime Membership @ $300 and receive a free single Legacy Paver.

Rather than a single one time donation via Lifetime membership, another proposal was made to create a new ACA tradition to perpetuate the memory of deceased ACA Ammo Chiefs.

The pavers are placed in a pathway that will lead around the parade grounds at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas. 

The purchase of Legacy Pavers supports the ACA Constitution and honors AMMO’s heritage in a place highly visible to future Airmen and the public; it also supports the Airman Heritage Foundation long-term.  Win/Win.

Initially the BOD agreed to purchase a Legacy Paver for all deceased ACA Ammo Chiefs then added all deceased ACA Members.   Funding for all other previous Ammo Chiefs was funded by donations, most by ACA members.  Several Chiefs have ordered their own.   Now it’s open to all of AMMO.   

The Program was adopted by the ACA BOD in mid-2017 and started shortly after.  

The first batch was ordered in Nov 2017 with the first 44 being installed in the ground on May of 2019. They are installed in front of the B-17 aircraft known as “Heaven’s Above” which is right next to the Medal of Honor Monument.

B-17 A/C known as “Heaven’s Above”

As you can see from the pictures the ADA compliant path will be completed with blank pavers and as pavers are purchased the blanks will be removed and replaced with Legacy Pavers. Generally, this is how the entire program works.  It is my understanding that there is room for upwards of 1,000 pavers in our  area.

You can see the area on a google map below.

Google Map

ORDERING

All pavers will be placed as ordered there can be no reserved spaces or special grouping.   Orders would remain “First in – First out”.  Order your own, one for a mentor you respected while on duty, a friend or a spouse.  If you place an order and we find it is a duplicate we will let you know.     

We would reserve the right to ensure any wording is in accordance with the AHF guidelines and our requirement that the paver have some wording related to AMMO. 

There are 3 lines of text limited to 14 characters per line including spaces.  Acceptable entries might read AMMO, RANK, NAME, IYAAYAS, KYPD, AMMO Wife, AMMO SPOUSE, etc.  Something easily identifiable as AMMO related. 

The focal point for all orders is the ACA Treasurer.

Method of PaymentCostLinks/Email
Check/Money Order$70Email: [email protected] Our response will tell you where to send your $70 payment.   
PayPal Credit Card$72.40https://ammochiefs.com/donations-to-the-aca/ Far bottom left hand side of HOME page, see order links to PayPal. 
PayPal.me$70paypal.me/AmmoChiefs

Order through PayPal below. Be sure to tell us who it is for and any special instructions in the “Add special instructions to the seller:” section when making payment.  Remember only 3 lines and 14 characters per line.

Pay for your Paver Here
Add special instructions to the seller

You can also use https://paypal.me/AmmoChiefs or by email straight to the ACA Treasurer

You can read more about the AHF program here: https://myairmanmuseum.org/pavers.php