The Second to None Coalition is a broad based citizen coalition comprised of aerospace and defense industry workers, active duty and retired military and space and defense advocates. The Coalition was formed this year by the Aerospace Industries Association to give voice to the millions of Americans who believe that budget cuts to important investments in space, civil aviation, defense and STEM education are harming the national interest and slowing technological progress. A goal of the coalition is to help preserve healthy R&D budgets to support innovation and the progress our community is helping to make possible. Participants in the Coalition are given timely action alerts to enable them to communicate effectively with elected officials when critical space, aviation and defense issues are being debated in Washington. Participation is solely voluntary and free of charge. AAS members can learn more about the Coalition and its activities at: www.secondtonone.org.