Our Mission

AFA Mission

Our mission is to promote dominant U.S. Air & Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; to honor and support our Airmen, Guardians, and their Families; and to remember and respect our enduring Heritage. 

To accomplish this, we:

  • EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unrivaled aerospace power and promote aerospace and STEM education for a technically superior and professional workforce to ensure national security;
  • ADVOCATE and promote aerospace power to favorably shape policy and resourcing decisions to guarantee the strongest aerospace forces in the world;
  • SUPPORT Airmen, Guardians, and the families of the Total Air Force and Space Force, including Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, civilians, families, and members of the Civil Air Patrol.


AFA Vision

The Air & Space Forces Association is the premier professional military and aerospace education association in the nation, dedicated to United States dominance in air, space, and cyberspace, a strong national defense, and support for the people who serve the United States Air Force and United States Space Force.

 

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News from AFA

Congress Must Stop DOD’s Misleading Budget Practices and End Pass-Through Practices
Congress Must Stop DOD’s Misleading Budget Practices and End Pass-Through Practices May 9, 2022 (Arlington, VA) - Transparency in budgeting is critical to a functioning Republic. Yet for almost as…
AFA Congratulates StellarXplorers VIII Champions
AFA Congratulates StellarXplorers VIII Champions May 3, 2022 (Arlington, VA) - AFA’s StellarXplorers Space STEM program capped its eighth season by declaring Team Panther #3 from Palos Verdes Peninsula High…
AFA Rebrands to Become the Air & Space Forces Association
AFA Rebrands to Become the Air & Space Forces Association ARLINGTON, Va., April 7, 2022 After 76 years as the preeminent voice for American air and space power, AFA today…

Air Force Magazine

Top Lawmaker: Space Force at Risk of Being ‘Stifled’ by Air Force
Top Lawmaker: Space Force at Risk of Being ‘Stifled’ by Air Force

For years, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) has been one of Congress’ leading voices when it comes to space as a warfighting domain and the creation of the Space Force. Now…

Top Intel: China Not Ready to Invade Taiwan; Ukraine War in Stalemate
Top Intel: China Not Ready to Invade Taiwan; Ukraine War in Stalemate

China isn’t yet prepared to successfully invade Taiwan and probably won’t try it soon in the belief that the U.S. is “distracted” by the Ukraine war, said Avril Haines, Director…

Russian Sorties Rise, British Defense Minister to Meet Austin as Ukraine Aid Money Runs Low
Russian Sorties Rise, British Defense Minister to Meet Austin as Ukraine Aid Money Runs Low

Russia flew more than 300 sorties May 10, firing on targets in the Donbas region of Ukraine and the cities of Mariupol and Odesa as the war moved closer to…