ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ARTICLE I.      NAME
                 
                  The name of this corporation is the U.S. Marine Corps AIRCRAFT FIREFIGHTING AND
                  RESCUE ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as AFFR.
ARTICLE II.    NON-PROFIT STATUS

                 This corporation is a NON-STOCK,NON-SHARE,NON-PROFIT CORPORATION and is not                      organized for private gain of any purpose. It is organized under THE DEPARTMENT
                 OF THE TREASURY,INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CATALOG NUMBER 46573C.501 (19)
                 Veterans Organizations Rules and Regulations.

ARTICLE III.   PURPOSE

                 This corporation is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation organized under the NON -
                 PROFIT MUTUAL BENEFIT CORPORATION LAW. The purpose of this corporation is to
                 engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under
                 such law. The following purposes are included within the foregoing puropse.
               
            (a)    To  provide social and recreational activities and to futher promote the interest and
                    the welfare of the members of this organization.

            (b)    To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of the Deceased Veterans and
                    Members of the U.S. MARINE CORPS and to comfort their survivors.

            (c)    To HAVE AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL POWERS, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
                    which a corporation under the NON-PROFIT CORPORATION LAW  of the state
                    SOUTH CAOLINA may now or hereafter exercise.
                 
ARTICLE IV.   AGENT

                  The name and address in North Carolina of the Corporation's agent for service of                               process is:  WILLIAM C. YOUNG
                                     515 CHALK STREET
                                     MOREHEAD CITY, NC  28557