AFA values its members’ right to privacy and their right to limit the use of their names as they see fit. Beyond information required for delivery of AIR FORCE Magazine and to accomplish basic membership functions such as renewal and address confirmation, AFA uses mailing or member lists in a number of ways described below. In each case the member may elect to stop such use by contacting Member Services as described below.

From time to time AFA mails information about AFA-sponsored programs to eligible members. Sponsored programs include insurance, credit card, product discounts, etc.

AFA never sells mailing lists of member names and addresses. However, if an organization has a product or service that may be of interest to AFA members, they may request a one-time mailing to AFA members. The specific mailing piece must have prior approval of a committee of AFA department directors and permission to these requests is granted infrequently. If a one-time mailing is approved by a Committee of AFA, it will come directly from AFA to the members. AFA member contact information will never be provided to a third party.

The Air Force Association is a 501(C)(3) organization with a clear mission to promote aerospace power through education, advocacy and support of the Air Force. We could not continue this important work without the tax deductible contributions that we receive (separate from membership dues). Fundraising efforts are directed to AFA members throughout the year. If you prefer to not receive these mailings, simply let us know by writing or calling 1-800-727-3337.

A membership directory appears in the protected Members Only area of its website and is only accessible to other AFA members, not to the general public. The information is intended to be used for AFA members to network and to locate old friends and colleagues and can NOT be used to create mailing lists. Violators of this policy will be banned from the Members Only area indefinitely. Members control how much of their information is made available. They may "hide" their entire listing or choose whichever fields they would like to hide or show.

Most AFA members are affiliated with a local chapter roster, chapters have access to information on their members that enable them to stay in touch at the local level.

AFA sends broadcast e-mails periodically to members (and others). Any member can opt out of these e-mails by clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mail or contacting AFA Member Services. AFA receives statistics showing us how many people opened the e-mail and what stories they clicked to read. This helps us keep the newsletter in tune with member interests.

If you want to be excluded from any or all of these mailings, lists, or the directory listing, you may do so by e-mail to AFA’s Member Services office at or by calling 1-800-727-3337. Be sure to include your complete name and address.