Notes from AFA

Note from AFA: AFA Joins Four Other Military Associations in Letter to Congress 
By Kristine Robbins, Director Government Relations
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Last week AFA signed a letter along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officers Association, National Guard Association of the United States, and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States supporting the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendation to change military retirement.

Note from AFA: AFA Announces New President
By Mark Barrett, Executive Vice President
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
After an extensive search and selection process, the Air Force Association is pleased to welcome General Larry Spencer as the Air Force Association's new President. 

Note from AFA: Congressional Fly-In Highlights
By Kristine Robbins, Director, Government Relations
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Advocating on behalf of the United States Air Force and its Servicemembers gives our association great pride, as it is our responsibility to ensure a strong national defense.

Note from AFA: Update from DC
By Kristine Robbins, Director, Government Relations
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014

We have a defense bill. Not only that, but we also have $1.1 trillion in appropriations to pay for it through the end of September. Congress did its work.

Note from AFA: End of Year Message
By Craig McKinley, President
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Over the past 68 years, AFA has had a long history of successes, and 2014 was no different.   The year brought us accomplishments across the nation, and for that we are thankful.  

Note from AFA: CyberPatriot VII Opens
By Bernard Skoch, National Commissioner, CyberPatriot
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014
Summer is long gone and kids are already knee-deep in the new school year, so you know what that means...CyberPatriot has kicked into full gear! 

Note from AFA: Gold Star Mothers at Air Force Memorial
By Barb Taylor, Managing Director, Air Force Memorial 
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014
Since its formal dedication on October 14, 2006, the Air Force Memorial has hosted hundreds of ceremonies honoring fallen Airmen.

Note from AFA: Warrior Games
By Paula Roy, Director of Airmen and Family Programs
Sent: Saturday: October 11, 2014

Honored.  This is a word I use to describe how I feel about AFA's opportunity to support our wounded Airmen. They have given so much at such a great personal cost and it is such a privilege to give back to them and support their recovery in any way we can.  

Note from AFA: FY15 Defense Appropriations Update
By Matt Bearzotti, AFA Government Relations
Sent: Monday: August 4, 2014

Since the last update on the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), congressional appropriators have been busy moving their respective defense spending bills through several important steps towards enactment. 

Note from AFA: Update from DC
By: Kristine Robbins, AFA Government Relations
Sent: Friday, August 1, 2014

It was a busy July for Government Relations here at AFA and I wanted to fill you in.

Note from AFA: AFA Members Meet with Congressional Members on Capitol Hill
By: Chet Curtis, Senior Director Education and Communications
Sent: Tuesday: July 22, 2014

AFA members from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional members to discuss the challenges facing the Air Force. 


Note from AFA: FY15 Senate Armed Services Committee National Defense Authorization Act
By Matt Bearzotti, AFA Government Relations
Sent: Friday, June 6, 2014
Earlier this week on Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee’s (SASC) version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was finally made public, a full two weeks after the committee prepared it for the full Senate. 

Note from AFA: FY15 House Armed Services Committee National Defense Authorization Act

By AFA Government Relations Team
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014
Last week the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the bill will likely be taken up by the full House next week. 

Note from AFA: Upcoming Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing
By Chet Curtis, Senior Director, Education and Communications
Sent: Monday, May 5, 2014
We would like to let you know about an important hearing that will be taking place tomorrow, May 6th, before the Senate Armed Services Committee. 

Note from AFA: How to Access ​Air Force Magazine ​Online
By Chet Curtis, Senior Director, Education and Communications
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014

Over the past few months, we've announced two new changes at AFA National in the realm of digital communications. We launched our new membership option -- the eMember -- and we introduced the high-definition, digital edition of Air Force Magazine. 

Note from AFA: New Digital Edition of Air Force Magazine Now Available
By Chet Curtis
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014
We are excited to announce a high-definition, digital edition of Air Force Magazine. As AFA continues to move toward putting a greater emphasis on digital communications to further engage those who share in AFA’s mission, this new digital format is a testament to that transition.

Note from AFA: Update from DC
By AFA's Government Relations Team
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
This week, AFA submitted testimony for the record to the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee. You can read the testimony

Note from AFA: Update from DC

By AFA's Government Relations Team
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Recently, as part of the overall White House budget rollout, Defense Department officials publicly released details of the proposed national security budget for Fiscal 2015. The budget submission comes at a time when numerous events around the world illustrate how potentially challenging the emerging post-war security environment could be for U.S. interests.

Note from the President: FY15 Budget Preview
By AFA President Craig McKinley
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014
The troubled economy of our nation is a national security issue. And, although we acknowledge the tight budgetary times we live in and the ensuing threats to USAF readiness and modernization, AFA is greatly concerned about the proposed cuts to military benefits in the President's Fiscal 2015 budget request.

Note from AFA: AFA Applauds CoLA Fix
By Kristine Robbins, AFA's Director of Government Relations
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014
AFA thanks all the support and feedback from members on this issue and will continue to closely follow all initiatives aimed at changing military compensation.

Note from AFA: New Membership Option
By Kari Hahn, AFA's Vice President of Member and Field Relations
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 
We are excited to announce a new member initiative from AFA National! In an effort to expand AFA’s outreach to influence the public through digital content, we introduce the eMember.

Note from the President: Budget Deal
By AFA President Craig McKinley
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013
The Budget Deal has passed Congress….Now what? What this means is some budget certainty for the USAF and hopefully some $32B for readiness over the next two years for the Department of Defense...