Anderson Air Activities

Many an Air Force pilot received their basic pilot training at Malden Air Base which operated from 1951 to 1960. The basic flight training school was one of nine schools throughout the nation operated by civilian contractor Anderson Air Activities. Aviation cadets, graduate officers and NATO students were taught by instructors that were both experienced pilots and educators.

Malden Air Base AAA graduates, former instructors and other employees of the former base gather for a reunion at Malden, Missouri, every two years.

We hope you enjoy this look back at Malden Air Base and Anderson Air Activities. If you have photos or information to share with us, please email

2021 November 12th Luncheon

The 2021 Luncheon may have been small, but a good time was had by all in attendance.

Thank you to everyone that continues to support the MAAPS' efforts!!.

Visit Military Museum prior to lunch – museum open at 9:00 am
Arrive at Malden Country club around 11:45 am for lunch served at Noon.
Welcome and Introduction
American Legion Posting of the Colors

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2008 Anderson Air Activities Reunion

Anderson Air/Malden Air Base reunion jammed with surprises

By Lorraine Heiser
DNC Editor

Oh, to be a fly on the wall and hear the many stories -- and some tall tales -- shared by former instructors, student pilots and support staff of Anderson Air Activities, gathered in Malden over the weekend for the biennial AAA/MAB reunion....

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The 2006 AAA/MAB Reunion

AAA reunion 9/19/06 pub. 9/20/06
Student pilots and instructors Return home
By Lorraine Heiser
Editor Delta News-Citizen
They came to Malden over 40 years ago as young men, eager to soar the skies, and others came as serious-minded instructors, whose job it was to get them there. This past weekend,...

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2004 REUNION 14th Biennial

We hope you had a great time at the 2004 reunion! The MAAPS organization wishes to thank each and every one who attended and for your generous support of our activities. Our work with the Veterans Wall of Honor and the MAAPS Military Museum are close to our hearts. We truly enjoy our projects and find them tremendously rewarding. We salute you - the men and women who served our country, and those...

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2010 Anderson Air Activities Reunion

by Courtney Luke


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