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
2021 National ConventionConvention
September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021
National Harbor, MD
2021 Air, Space & Cyber ConferenceConference
September 20, 2021 - September 22, 2021
National Harbor, MD
2022 Aerospace Warfare SymposiumSymposium
March 02, 2022 - March 04, 2022
2022 National ConventionConvention
September 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022
National Harbor, MD
The CyberPatriot XIII National Finals Competition was held virtually on March 19-21, 2021. This is the second year that the finals transitioned to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More ⟶
The Air Force Association’s Wounded Airman Program is hosting a virtual healing and art therapy series, Mission Arts to support our Total Force Airmen and Guardians, wounded heroes, caregivers, and their families.Read More ⟶
General John “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and author, laid out the critical national imperatives for the United States Space Force at the Air Force Association’s 2021 virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.Read More ⟶
Air Force Magazine
Defense was not a central topic during the recent election, but nonetheless the Biden administration takes office amid tremendous national security pressures. World events will demand great focus on national security and—in particular—on aerospace power fielded by the Air Force and Space Force, which will prove indispensable as leaders navigate complex geopolitical headwinds.Read More ⟶
The first B-21 stealth bomber will roll out of its California factory in early 2022 and make its first flight a few months later. The second, nonflying test model is also in assembly. Contracts should be coming soon for constructing hangars and maintenance facilities at operating bases. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the project appears to be on track. But how many Raiders will be built—and at what pace—remains an open question.Read More ⟶
Airman 1st Class Alexander Smith had always loved the outdoors. Before he enlisted, he ran his own landscaping company, but while he really enjoyed working with his hands, something was missing. He wanted to help people. When Smith considered his options, he realized he could do both as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist.Read More ⟶
Supporting our Air and Space Force Family
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.