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 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, 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.
AFSA MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTIONS
Your Association continues to work long and hard to ensure the many benefit reductions being proposed are minimized or nullified. And, your membership will continue to pay dividends in terms of fair and equitable pay increases, retirement programs, educational benefits, and affordable and available health care. “The cost of a one-year membership is $36, two year $63, and three year $89. Life memberships are also available: Age 40 and under $650, Age 41 – 50 $550, Age 51 – 60 $450, and age 61 and over at $350.
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The strength of AFSA is its membership. With more than 100,000 members, we represent the Total Enlisted Force components, eras, and their families.
UNIFORMED: All Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and Veterans whose final discharge was characterized as honorable.
FAMILY: Family members of active AFSA members.
ASSOCIATE: DoD Civilians, Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, Member Service Providers/Sponsors, Non-Military Supporters.Recruiting is vital to the continued viability, credibility and growth of our Association.