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THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATON (AFA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of AFA is to promote a United States Air Force that is second to none and a strong national defense. We honor our Air Force heritage and accomplish our mission by:

  • EDUCATING the public on the need for strong aerospace power and technically superior capability to ensure U.S. national security.

  • ADVOCATING aerospace power and STEM education.

  • SUPPORTING the total Air Force family and promoting aerospace education.


  • Was chartered on October 27, 1946 as the Nassau-Mitchell Chapter #202.

  • Formed an alliance in 1992 with the Queens and Francis S. Gabreski chapters to become the Tri-County Chapters of the Air Force Association.

  • Merged with the remaining Long Island chapters in 1998 and became the Long Island Chapter #202.


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