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
2020 Air Warfare SymposiumSymposium
February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020
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 Air Force Association (AFA) announced sponsors for its StellarXplorers program, the National High School Space Challenge. L3Harris Technologies, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and SpaceX have generously renewed their sponsorship for the coming season. RocketLab generously supporting the StellarXplorers program for the first time in this 2019-2020 season. Student registration is currently open through October 5.Read More ⟶
The Air Force Association (AFA) congratulated today the 2019 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year (OAY). AFA began the OAY program in 1956 to honor the exceptional hard work and dedication of the Air Force’s enlisted force. The Airmen presented the Outstanding Airman of the Year Award display superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievement over the preceding 12 months.Read More ⟶
Air Force Magazine
This is America’s best-known secret weapon. The B-2 Spirit is easily the most recognizable aircraft in the Air Force inventory, its sleek, black, improbable shape blending science fiction with reality even now, 30 years after its first flight.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.