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.

AFA in Action

AFA is at work for you. We have led the effort on these and other issues and initiatives over the past year: 

  • Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills
  • Veterans Authorization and Appropriations Bills
  • DeCA (Defense Commissary)
  • The Exchange (AAFES-Army & Air Force Exchange Service)
  • Forever GI Bill
  • Force Levels
  • Military Pay Raise
  • Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
  • Pharmacy Co-pays
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility
  • Military Tax Issues
  • VA Choice Act
  • VA Mission Act
  • Reserve and Guard Benefits
  • Air Force Reserve Issues
  • Air National Guard Issues
  • National Guard Reserve Equipment Accounts (NGREA)
  • Air Force Weapon Systems
  • Global Mobility
  • Long Range Strike
  • Air Superiority
  • Air Traffic Control Privatization
  • Armed Forces Retirement Home
  • Defense Health Agency
  • Pilot Shortage
  • Pilot Diversity and Inclusivity

Legislative Updates


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Please Contact Keith Zuegel, AFA's Senior Director of Government Relations, with any questions. To subscribe to the Legislative Update, please contact

Keith Zuegel, Col (Ret.), USAF
Senior Director, Government Relations
Air Force Association