Wounded Airman Program
When our Airmen feel low, we raise them up. When they need support, we have their backs. The Wounded Airman Program reminds our Airmen that they are not alone, forgotten, or weak. Through community events and support, we strive to discover newfound strengths within our Airmen they never knew they had. The generosity of donors, sponsors, and volunteers help us care for our wounded Airmen during and after their active service in the Air Force.
Words from Our Airmen
âThis program saves peopleâs lives, repairs families, and mends broken bodies. Every day I get in my race chair on the track and see the ground fly below me, or on my handcycle and feel the wind in my face. I am freer than I have felt in years. Thank you for allowing my soul to breathe blue for one more camp, one more day.â â Ashley Crites, SSgt (Ret.)
Upcoming Professional Development & Networking Events
Air Warfare SymposiumSymposium
February 27, 2019 - March 01, 2019
2019 National ConventionConvention
September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
National Harbor, MD
2019 Air, Space & Cyber ConferenceConference
September 16, 2019 - September 18, 2019
National Harbor, MD
2020 Air Warfare SymposiumSymposium
February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Gen. Larry Spencer discusses the conferenced version of the National Defense Authorization Act and the rollout of the KC-46 tanker on Government Matters.Read More â¶
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Aerospace Education & STEM Programs
At AFA, we encourage students to think with their heads in the clouds. From the community to the classroom, we promote aerospace education as an exciting adventure for students of all ages. By advancing STEM-related classroom curricula and supporting educators, civilians, our Total Force Airmen, their families, and Americaâs youth, we have impacted nearly half a million students, teachers, and our next generation of Airmen.
Civil Air Patrol
Since 1996, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has been a crucial partner of AFA, promoting aerospace education and fostering an interest in STEM careers, helping AFA in impacting hundreds of thousands of K-12 students across the country.
As a special partner in aerospace advocacy and education, AFA and CAP have united to join each otherâs organizations, leveraging resources, and work toward the promotion of STEM careers.
The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Power empowers our nationâs leaders by informing, educating, and cultivating insightful policy. AFA established this research institute to carry on General Billy Mitchellâsâone of Americaâs greatest Airmenâdedicated efforts to expand modernized airpower thinking. Be a part of the conversation as we strive toward our goals for aerospace power.
Everyone uses technology, but not everyone knows how to defend themselves from digital vulnerabilities. AFA founded CyberPatriot as the National Youth Cyber Education Program in 2009 to attract students into the fields of cybersecurity and STEM. With the skills learned through the CyberPatriot program, these students can make a difference at a global level.
Most of us can only dream of outer space. AFAâs StellarXplorers program brings these dreams in closer reach. We are inspiring students to pursue STEM studies through this special space system design competition. They become immersed in all aspects of system development and operations with a spacecraft focus.