AFA Recognizes Contributions, Sacrifices of Families in New Space Force Tradition

December 19, 2023

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2023 — In celebration of the Space Force’s fourth birthday, AFA is underwriting a new tradition for family members when newly minted Guardians graduate from Basic Military Training.

Beginning December 27, Guardians receiving their first U.S. Space Force patches at BMT graduation will also receive up to two Delta-shaped Space Force Family lapel pins, which they can, in turn, present to family members. The pins were designed and underwritten through a grant from AFA’s United Forces & Families (F2) program. 

“Our Guardians’ families support is as essential to our national security as their loved ones who wear the Delta patch. AFA is honored to share our support for families by helping new Guardians thank and recognize their families for their mutual commitment, service, and selflessness,” said AFA President & CEO Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright, USAF (Ret.). “AFA is constantly looking for new ways to support Guardians, Airmen, and Family members, and to raise your ‘Semper Supra’ spirit to new heights.”

AFA launched the F2 program in 2022 as a means of coordinating and focusing its spouse and family support efforts on both a national level and more locally through its Chapters, State, and Region organizations. 

About AFA

The Air & Space Forces Association is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 association dedicated to advocating for investment and support for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, and for supporting Airmen, Guardians, and their Families. Founded in 1946, AFA is the single largest entity of its kind focused on air and space power. With more than 113,000 members and 200 chapters spread around the world, our mission is to promote dominant U.S. Air and Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; to honor and support Airmen, Guardians, and their Families; and to remember and respect the enduring heritage of the Air and Space Forces.