Airmen and Family Programs
The Air Force Association is expanding its programs for Airmen and their families in order to continuously support the Total Force as the needs change. Through this website you will find information on the different programs and services we currently have to support Airmen and their families. Along with scholarships and professional development, we are committed to supplementing the work being done by Airmen and Family Readiness centers and organizations like the Air Force Aid Society and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program.
Wounded Airman Program
The Wounded Airman Program (WAP) began in 2013 when the Air Force Association (AFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Air Force, officially establishing the program as a provider for wounded Airmen. Through this program AFA is able to support the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) through their Adaptive Sports Camps and the Annual Warrior Games by providing adaptive equipment, lifestyle items and on-site support. In addition to supporting AFW2, the WAP provides direct support to Airmen that are wounded, ill or injured, depending on their need. With more than 3,000 wounded, ill or injured Airmen on record, we need your support now more than ever!
While other military-related organizations offer similar funding, we have the unique opportnity to ensure that your donation will go directly to supporting wounded Airmen. 100% of donations designated to the Wounded Airman Program are used in direct support of wounded Airmen. The Wounded Airman Program is operated and administered by the Air Force Association, with overhead fees and staff times covered by AFA's general fun. Your donation matters and will help an Airman in need!
Airmen & Family Programs Sessions, Share the Care: Caring for Caregivers
September 14-16, 2015
Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor, MD
The Airmen & Family Programs Sessions, formally known as the Spouse
and Family Forum, will now be a part of the Annual Air and Space
Conference, expanding its sessions over three days to offer family
members more opportunities to attend. This year's theme is "Share the
Care: Caring for Caregivers". The Airmen & Family Programs Sessions
will consist of workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers that
will be centered around the theme.
Please visit the Air & Space Conference registration page to see how you can attend!
Transition Support and Services
This site has been developed and is supported in a partnership by the Air Force Association (AFA) and the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA). It is free to all Airmen and their families, veterans and retirees. You do not have to be a member of AFA or AFSA to use these services, although we strongly encourage you to consider joining one or both organizations, as you see fit. Your support as a member will help us to better serve you and your needs.
This site contains a description of numerous organizations that offer diverse opportunities for those seeking information on career opportunities. Whether you want to return to school, become a teacher, a farmer, an entrepreneur, or seek employment in the private sector, you will find a variety of potential opportunities here. AFA and AFSA are constantly looking for organizations that focus on helping veterans and their families as they transition out of the service.
Air Force Association Cycling Classic
The Air Force Association Cycling Classic is the region's premier cycling event, open to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities.
Cyclists with USA Cycling licenses are invited to race in Arlington on both days. Racing will feature the nations top Pro men and women, which are part of the prestigious National Criterium Calendar. Amateurs of all abilities will also be able to participate on Sunday morning’s Air Force Association Cycling Classic Challenge Ride!
Sign up to ride as a part of Team Sabre and your fundraising dollars will go directly to the Wounded Airman Program. In 2014, the event raised $20,000 and we are hoping to beat that in 2015 so sign up today to be a part of Team Sabre!