WE ARE ONE POWERFUL FORCE UNITED TOGETHER
Our mission is to advocate improved quality of life and
economic fairness that will support the well-being of
all military personnel and their families.
We represent 100,000 military members and their families.
WE PROTECT THOSE WHO SERVE
As a federally-chartered Veterans’ Service Organization, we are one of the few military associations able to lobby and provide face-to-face representation with our Nation’s Congressional and Military Leaders on Capitol Hill, and
within the DoD and VA.
WE ARE A GLOBAL ASSOCIATION WITH A LOCAL IMPACT
With 7 Divisions and 125 Chapters worldwide, our members come together to make a difference within their own communities. We invite you to become a part of our Association. Join AFSA now and seek out your Division and Chapter leaders to volunteer your time and talents today!
WE LEGISLATIVE, ADVOCATE AND EDUCATE FOR YOU
Our Legislative Priorities are specifically focused on issues that affect all military members and their families. We meet regularly with members of Congress,
Armed Forces and Community Leaders to advocate for fair and equitable benefits including: current benefit protection, pay raises, commissary/exchange funding, educational and employment opportunities for military spouses, education and tuition assistance, adequate healthcare services, TRICARE benefits and reimbursements, COLA adjustments, transition programs, care for survivors, POW/MIAs, and enhanced Veterans services.
AFSA MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
UNIFORMED SERVICES: All Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired and
Veteran Military Members (Joint Services Enlisted and Commissioned Officers); Public Health Services (PHS), and National Oceanic Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) staff members.
FAMILY: Family Members of Uniformed Service Members.
ASSOCIATE: DoD Civilians, Civil Air Patrol, JROTC; AFSA Mission Partners, Member Service Providers, Sponsors, Military Supporters.
GIFT MEMBERSHIP: Give the gift to members in any category listed above.
WE SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE
While we can never truly repay the debt owed to our current and past
military heroes, it is our responsibility to share, advocate, educate and
continually fight for the promised care, benefits and services on behalf of
our brave men and women who serve. With less than 1% of our current population serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, we urge you to join AFSA now. By becoming a member, you are joining an exclusive group of devoted military members, veterans, families, and sponsors who are making a strong statement of support during an extremely crucial time of change.
To advocate improved quality-of-life and economic fairness
to support the well-being of our enlisted members 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, Professional Development, Friendship and Networking
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.