Who We Are
One powerful voice. Over the past five decades, AFSA has built a reputation as a stalwart advocate for Air Force enlisted members, past and present, and their families.
What We Do
Protect those who serve, and have served.
AFSA represents its 100,000 members by advocating for their interests to America’s elected and military leaders. As a federally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, AFSA is able to lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of its members.
Where We Are
Global association with local impact. AFSA is organized in seven divisions across the U.S. and overseas; the heart of AFSA is its 127 chapters.
To advocate improved quality of life and economic fairness that will support the well-being of the Total Air Force (Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command) enlisted personnel and their families.
To be the premier professional military and veteran service organization of choice for the enlisted corps and their families.
Integrity, Patriotism, Service, and Fraternalism
The AFSA was founded in 1961 by four Air Force NCOs who recognized the need for an organization to represent the voice of all enlisted personnel to America’s elected and military leaders. AFSA founders Benny McGehee, Lee Thompson, Virgil Perry and Don Ward established the association, and McGehee later became the first president, becoming the first representative of an all-enlisted organization to give testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.
The following general objective, in support of the AFSA mission, are the foundation of the AFSA's activities. These objectives will remain as the guiding principles of AFSA represents.