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, OrlandoSymposium
February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando
CyberPatriot XII National Finals
March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
StellarXplorers VI National Finals
April 20, 2020 - April 22, 2020
Wounded Airmen Cycling ChallengeAFA Event
May 16, 2020
PenFed Credit Union and the Air Force Association (AFA) are teaming up to fund pilot training toward a private pilot's license for three AFA members at a facility of their choice. Sponsored by PenFed Credit Union, the three $10,000 scholarships are applicable to aircraft rental and instructor fees and will be paid directly to the training facility on the student's behalf.Read More ⟶
The Air Force Association (AFA) is celebrating its 74th birthday, by honoring its monumental accomplishments over the last three-quarters of a century. AFA has been a professional military and aerospace education association since its establishment in 1946.Read More ⟶
His Medal of Honor citation recalls, “Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty … his bravery and determination exemplify the highest professional standards and traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Air Force.”Read More ⟶
Air Force Magazine
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.