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
2019 Warrior GamesWounded Airman Program Event
June 16, 2019 - July 01, 2019
SOCOM, Tampa, FL
Nuclear Deterrence with John HarveyMitchell Institute
June 18, 2019
Capitol Hill Club
Space Breakfast with Col. Steven PurdyMitchell Institute
June 20, 2019
Capitol Hill Club
Nuclear Deterrence with Susan Koch and Paula DeSutterMitchell Institute
June 25, 2019
Capitol Hill Club
As we reflect today on the sacrifice of our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines during WWII, the 75th anniversary of D-Day offers all of us the opportunity, if not obligation, to pause and recommit that we will never forget those who gave their lives for the enduring freedom of others, from Europe to the Pacific to our American homeland – in the 20th century and today.Read More ⟶
Three students from the Sarasota area were recently singled out for recognition by the Florida West Coast Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA). The awards were presented on March 11 at the awards ceremony for the Sarasota Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair.Read More ⟶
Air Force Magazine
This comprehensive look at the Air Force draws data and insights from a range of sources principally compiled by Amanda Miller and Arie Church with the assistance of Air Force Magazine staff and invaluable help from the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs, USAF Major Commands, and the Reserve Components.Read More ⟶
GPS is just one of the missions run out of this base in the rolling hills near the Rocky Mountains, which also oversees operations for a range of communications satellites, surveillance, and weather systems, as well as the X-37B experimental space plane.Read More ⟶
After long years of neglect, the Air Force plans to reorganize its chaotic electronic warfare enterprise, creating a new service EW czar to coordinate its efforts in the domain, and breathing new life into the career field specializing in warfare in the electromagnetic spectrum.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.