AFA was established in the District of Columbia on February 4, 1946. The Association's first national president was General Jimmy Doolittle, a noted aviation pioneer & Medal of Honour recipient. A vice president at Shell Oil Co. at the time, Doolittle took a year time to set up AFA chapters across the country.
The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military & aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the key role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA publishes Air Force Magazine, conducts national symposia and broadcasts information through outreach programs. It sponsors professional development seminars and identifies excellence in the education and aerospace fields through national awards programs. AFA presents scholarships & grants to Air Force current duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members and their dependents; and awards educator grants to encourage science and math education at the elementary and secondary school level.Read More»