The Air Force Association is the leading voice for aerospace power and the Air and Space 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 and Guardians: 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 and Space Forces 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 the Air and Space Forces and congressional leaders on key Air and Space Forces issues. We also work with the Military Coalition (TMC) and other military-related associations to collectively advocate on issues and challenges facing U.S. service members and our members.

AFA Op-Eds

Five Persistent Misconceptions About Modernizing The U.S. ICBM Force - Dec 22, 2020 - Forbes

Joint Service Leadership In Jeopardy? - Dec 14, 2020 - Forbes

Stop the Budgetary Bleeding to get the Air Force We Need - Nov 25, 2020 - Defense News

Washington isn’t listening to the Air Force and Space Force - August 3, 2020 - Defense News

Five reasons an arsenal plane isn’t the best choice for rebalancing America’s long-range strike forces - June 6, 2020 - Defense News

Losing Market Share And Damaging National Security Due To Anachronistic Drone Policy - June 9, 2020 - Forbes

The F-22 imperative - May 28, 2020 - Defense News

Funding two military services — with the resources for one — risks both - May 19, 2020 - Defense News

The GAO Is Wrong about the Air Force’s Next-Gen Battle-Management System - May 13, 2020 - Defense One

8 steps to fully funding our Air and Space forces - April 30, 2020 - Defense News

America's bomber force is facing a crisis - April 23, 2020 - Defense News

COVID-19 shows why military health care shouldn’t be downsized - March 31, 2020 - Air Force Times

Sorry, Elon, fighter pilots will fly and fight for a long time - March 2, 2020 - Defense News

The government must be honest when funding the Air Force and Space Force - February  19, 2020

Tyndall and Offutt AFBs Need More Repair Money — and Fast - April 11, 2019 - Defense One 

Losing US Air Superiority Risks Ground Forces - April 18, 2018 - Defense News

Congress Risks National Security and US Aviation - January 16, 2018 - Federal Times