Airmen and Family Programs

AFA is continuing to expand programs for airmen and their families to support the Total Air Force. Along with scholarships and professional development available to families, and advocacy on behalf of legislation favoring better benefits, we are committed to supplementing the work being done by Airmen and Family Readiness Centers, and groups like Air Force Aid Society to take care of Airmen from all walks of life.


Transition Support and Services
This site has been developed and is supported in a partnership by the Air Force Association (AFA) and the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA). It is free to all airmen and their families, veterans and retirees. You do not have to be a member of AFA or AFSA to use these services, although we strongly encourage you to consider joining one or both organizations, as you see fit. Your support as a member will help us help you.

This site contains a description of numerous organizations that offer diverse opportunities for those seeking information on career opportunities. Whether you want to return to school, become a teacher, a farmer, an entrepreneur, or seek employment in the private sector, you will find a wide array of potential opportunities. This is a living website. AFA and AFSA are constantly looking for organizations that focus on helping veterans.

Spouse and Family Forum: SHARE THE CARE:CARING FOR CAREGIVERS
Save the date to join us this year on September 15, 2014! To learn more, meet our speakers, and to register, check out our conference page.




Wounded Airman Program

AFA's Wounded Airman Program, established in 2011, provides funds that go directly to helping seriously ill and injured Airman. As a part of our larger mission to support the Total Air Force family, our work in step with the Air Force Wounded Warrior office in San Antonio, TX, who handles care for all Wounded Airmen, including during and after separation or retirement from the Air Force. Using our network of chapters and members, and our resources through restricted fundraising, we are able to fulfill needs for equipment, care, and quality of life items for Wounded Airmen, under the expanded definition of seriously ill, wounded, or injured. To donate to this initiative, click DONATE and select “Wounded Airmen”.  

Donations to AFA's Wounded Airman Program are used to help encourage continuing education and care for airmen. We have provided equipment like specially-outfitted wheelchairs and cars, and support each Wounded Airmen Adaptive Sports Camps, held at no cost to Airmen around the country to foster teamwork, community, leadership, and a sense of mission during various stages of recovery. These camps, and the selection process leading up to the annual Warrior Games, are transformative for the Airmen and their families, and AFA is there to be a part of that. With over 3,400 Airmen identified as "wounded," we have a lot of work to do to make sure they are cared for and welcomed into their communities. At this year’s Warrior Games in Colorado on the National level, we were able to help ship a specially-outfitted wheelchair for Chris Wolff to be able to participate in cycling events. At the State Level, Colorado sponsored an Airman to help with his expenses while at the Games, and brought many members out to cheer on the Air Force Team. In addition to duffel bags for each of the team members, we offered complimentary one-year AFA memberships to each of the incredibly resilient Warriors who competed.

Another success this year, bringing publicity to the Wounded Airman Program, was the Air Force Association Cycling Classic. As the sole beneficiary, riders helped raise $20,000 for the program.

Inquiries can be sent to AFAWAP@afa.org.

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Air Force Association Cycling Classic

The Air Force Association Cycling Classic is the region's premier cycling event, open to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities.

Cyclists with USA Cycling licenses are invited to race in Arlington on both days. Racing will feature the nations top Pro men and women, which are part of the prestigious National Criterium Calendar. Amateurs of all abilities will also be able to participate on Sunday morning’s Air Force Association Cycling Classic Challenge Ride!

Fundraising during the Corporate Challenge Ride benefits our Wounded Airman Program. In 2014, the event raised $20,000!