The Air Force Association is the leading voice for aerospace power and the Air Force family before, during and after their time in uniform. We are honored to serve as the only non-profit, professional military association that advocates for all Airmen: Active, Reserve, Guard, Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Industry Partners, and their families. Through our pillars of connectivity, advocacy, and professional development, we value strength in community.

Government Relations

AFA’s Government Relations team is a well-recognized and consistent presence on Capitol Hill. We work to educate congressional leaders on Air Force budgets, programs, and issues and advocate AFA’s position on diverse issues affecting national security. We regularly host congressional outreach programs including briefings and targeted meetings, reaching hundreds of congressional members and staffers and aligning Air Force and congressional leaders on key Air Force issues. We also work with the Military Coalition (TMC) and the Defense Related Associations (DRA) to collectively advocate on issues and challenges facing U.S. service members and our members.

Mitchell Institute

AFA's  Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute established to provide creative, insightful policy options that better empower our nation's leaders by: 

  • Informing the national security debate
  • Educating about aerospace power's unique role in securing America's global interests and
  • Cultivating airminded talent