Air Force Association
"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
Air Warfare Symposium, Feb. 26-28, Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, OrlandoSymposium
February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando
2020 National ConventionConvention
September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020
National Harbor, MD
2020 Air, Space & Cyber ConferenceConference
September 14, 2020 - September 16, 2020
National Harbor, MD
2021 Air Warfare SymposiumSymposium
February 24, 2021 - February 26, 2021
The Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the world's leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry, recognized Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference as one of 2019’s top 25 fastest-growing shows based on net square footage. The award was presented during TSNN’s tenth-anniversary celebration in Dallas Nov. 15 – 17.Read More ⟶
Air Force Magazine
The new 16th Air Force launched in October to bring cyber, intelligence, and other information dominance operations together under one roof at JBSA-Lackland, Texas.Read More ⟶
Wounded Airman Program
Aerospace Education & STEM Programs
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.
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.
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.
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.