Air Force Association

Whether a Total Force Airman, civilian, cadet or family member, we all believe in a dominant Air Force.

The Air Force Association is a volunteer-led organization connecting brave Airmen who commit their lives to protecting the greater good of our country. And for all who support the importance of aerospace power and education, we welcome you to the AFA community. Through a network of more than 200 chapters, we are here to share, support and sustain your journey as an Airman for Life.

 

Together We are Airmen for Life

"AFA continues to keep me informed about our Air Force and keeps me in the Air Force family." — SMSgt (Ret.) Ted Fafinski

"AFA has strengthened my awareness of national policy." 
— SMSgt Sonora L. Vasquez

"The relationships that have come my way through AFA prove that serving others leads to success." — Mitzi Morrison

"The network that I have through AFA is fantastic and the mentors I have gained are invaluable." — Lt Col Shannon Farrell

Upcoming Professional Development & Networking Events

2020 National Convention

Convention

September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

National Harbor, MD

2020 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Conference

September 14, 2020 - September 16, 2020

National Harbor, MD

2021 Air Warfare Symposium

Symposium

February 24, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Orlando, FL

2021 National Convention

Convention

September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021

National Harbor, MD

News

AFA Commemorates Independence Day

AFA

Independence Day takes on special meaning this year. Our nation faces numerous challenges, from a global pandemic to a national reckoning with racial injustice.

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AFA Congratulates CMSgt JoAnne Bass on Becoming the 19th CMSAF

Press Release

CMSgt JoAnne Bass will become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and the first female enlisted Airman to lead one of the military services.

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Airmen in the Fight Speaker Series Debut

AFA

The Air Force Association is proud to unveil our first session in our Airmen in the Fight Speaker Series. Our inaugural speaker is Maj Gen John Shaw, the combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force.

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Air Force Magazine

Air Force & Space Force Almanac 2020

Air Force Magazine

A comprehensive look at the Air Force and the Space Force, including people, equipment, budget, weapons systems, and more.

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Supporting our Air Force Family

The world is at war with an enemy that does not rest, respect borders or discriminate between combatants. Everyone is a potential target--or collateral damage. Despite the threat and dangers, and in direct confrontation, our Airmen and Space Force Professionals are not deterred or discouraged. Just as these heroes stand strong to complete their missions as our nation’s essential personnel, AFA is focused on our continuity of operations to advance our mission to support our Airmen, Space professionals, family members, and educators. We are all in this together and we will not rest in our fight to take care of our Air Force family.

AFA’s COVID-19 Airman’s Assistance Fund (CAAF) will provide critical support to our Total Force Airmen/DoD civilians, Space Force Professionals, USAF veterans, wounded Airmen, and their families in crisis. In addition, CAAF will provide support to AFA’s Community Partners as they provide emergency assistance to our Airmen, first responders, and the medical community. We will come out of this pandemic stronger together.


Aerospace Education & STEM Programs

From the community to the classroom, AFA promotes aerospace education as an exciting adventure for students of all ages. By advancing STEM-related classroom curricula and supporting educators, civilians, our Total Force Airmen, their families, and America’s youth, we have impacted nearly half a million students, teachers, and our next generation of Airmen. AFA offers:

  • Scholarships and grants for Airmen and their families
  • Robust support to STEM educators including our Teacher of the Year Award and educator grants
  • Nationally-renowned programs including CyberPatriot and StellarXplorers

Civil Air Patrol

Since 1996, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has been a crucial partner of AFA, promoting aerospace education and fostering an interest in STEM careers, helping AFA in impacting hundreds of thousands of K-12 students across the country. 

As a special partner in aerospace advocacy and education, AFA and CAP have united to join each other’s organizations, leveraging resources, and work toward the promotion of STEM careers.

Mitchell Institute

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Power empowers our nation’s leaders by informing, educating, and cultivating insightful policy. AFA established this research institute to carry on General Billy Mitchell’s—one of America’s greatest Airmen—dedicated efforts to expand modernized airpower thinking. Be a part of the conversation as we strive toward our goals for aerospace power. 

CyberPatriot

Everyone uses technology, but not everyone knows how to defend themselves from digital vulnerabilities. AFA's CyberPatriot Program attracts students to cybersecurity and STEM fields. With the skills learned through the CyberPatriot program, students are making a difference at a global level. 

StellarXplorers

Most of us can only dream of outer space. AFA’s StellarXplorers program brings these dreams in closer reach. We inspire students to pursue STEM studies through a special space system design competition that emphasizes all aspects of spacecraft system development and operations.