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
Nuclear Deterrence with Joe Bosco and Matthew KroenigMitchell Institute
June 04, 2019
Capitol Hill Club
Mitchell Hour with Lt Gen Brad ShwedoMitchell Institute
June 06, 2019
2019 Warrior GamesWounded Airman Program Event
June 16, 2019 - July 01, 2019
SOCOM, Tampa, FL
2019 National ConventionConvention
September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
National Harbor, MD
AFA held its third annual Wounded Airmen Cycling Challenge on May 19th in an effort to raise funds toward AFA’s Wounded Airman Program. The challenge took place at CycleBar, an indoor cycling studio, in Arlington, Va.Read More ⟶
AFA's StellarXplorers program recognized the winners of the fifth season of its National High School Space Challenge.Read More ⟶
AFA's CyberPatriot program announced this week the winners of the eleventh season of its National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.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.