Just as United States Air Force Academy cadets support each other, parents of cadets support each other. They provide shoulders to lean on, voice their opinions, control rumors and develop lifelong friendships—many continuing their membership in a country-wide support system, long after their sons and daughters graduate.
There are nearly 100 parent clubs across the country. Join one in your state!
For the most updated list of Parent Clubs, please reference the official USAFA website at www.usafa.edu/parents/parent-clubs-spirit-committees.
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Alabama AL-1: Parents Club of Alabama
Alaska AK-1: Parents Club of Alaska
Arkansas AR-1: Parents Association of Arkansas
Arizona AZ-1: Arizona AFA Parents Club
California CA-1: Parents Assn. of Central California CA-2: Parents Assn, of the Tri-Counties CA-3: Parents Assn. of Northern California CA-4: Parents Assn. of Los Angeles County CA-5: Orange County AFA Parents Club CA-6: Calif. Capitol Region AFA Parents Club CA-7: Parents Association of San Diego CA-8: Inland Empire Parents Assn. of S. Calif. Colorado CO-1: Colorado Parents Club
Connecticut CT-1: Conn. / Western Mass. Parents Club
Delaware DE-1: Parents Club of Delaware
Florida FL-1: Florida Gulf Coast Parents Club FL-2: Parents Club of South Florida FL-4: Northeast Florida USAFA Parents Club FL-5: Parents Club of Central Florida FL-6: USAFA Parents Club of SW Florida FL-7: Emerald Coast USAFA Parents Club
Georgia GA-1: Parents Club of Georgia
Hawaii HI-1: Hawaii USAFA Parent Club
Idaho ID-1: Parents Club of Idaho
Illinois IL-1: Northern Illinois Parent Club IL-2: Parents Club of Central Illinois IL-4: Parents Club of Metro St. Louis & Miss.
Indiana IN-1: Parents Club of Indiana
Iowa IA-1: Falcon Parents Club of Iowa
Kansas KS-1: Air Capital USAFA Parents Club KS-2: MO-KAN USAFA Parents Club Kentucky KY-1: Falcon Families of Kentucky
Louisiana LA-1: Louisiana Parents Club
Maine ME-1: Parents Association of Maine
Massachusetts MA-1: Eastern MA USAFA Families Club, Inc.
Michigan MI-1: W. Mich. Parents Clubs (Grand Rapids) MI-2: Eastern Michigan Parents Clubs Minnesota MN-1: Minnesota Parents Club
Mississippi MS-1: Parents Club of Mississippi
Missouri MO-1: Parents Club of Metro St. Louis
Montana MT-1: Montana Parents Club
Nebraska NE-1: Parents Association of Nebraska
Nevada NV-1: Parents Club of Las Vegas NV-2: Service Academies Parents Org. of N. Nev.
New Hampshire NH-1: New Hampshire Parents Club
New Jersey NJ-1: Parents Association of New Jersey
New Mexico NM-1: Parents Association of New Mexico
New York NY-1: Parents Assn. of Central N.Y. (Utica) NY-2: Parents Club of N.E. N.Y. (Albany) NY-3: Long Island Parent Club of New York NY-4: Parents Ass. of Greater N.Y. (Metro) NY-5: Western New York
North Carolina NC-1: Parents Club of Eastern North Carolina NC-2: Piedmont N. Carolina AFA Parents Club
North Dakota ND-1: North Dakota Parents Club
Ohio OH-1: Northeastern Ohio AFA Parents Assn. OH-2: Parents Club of Northwest Ohio OH-3: Parents Assn. of Central/ S.E. Ohio OH-4: USAFA Parents Club of S.W. Ohio
Oklahoma OK-1: Parents Club of Central Oklahoma OK-2 : N.E. Oklahoma Parents of USAFA
Oregon OR-1: Parents Club of Oregon
Pennsylvania PA-1: Falcon Families of Central Pennsylvania PA-2: Southeastern Pa. AFA Parents Assn. PA-3: Parents Assn. of W. Pennsylvania
Rhode Island RI-1: Rhode Island and S.E. Mass. Parents Assn.
South Carolina SC-1: Parents Club of South Carolina SC-2: Parents Club of Western Carolina
South Dakota SD-1: South Dakota Parents Club
Tennessee TN-1: Parents Assn. of Middle Tennessee TN-2: Mid-South Chapter of USAFA Parents Club TN-3: Parents Assn. of S.E. Tennessee
Texas TX-1: Parent Assn. of W. Texas and S. N.M. TX-2: North Texas USAFA Parents Club TX-3: South Texas AFA Parents Club TX-4: Southeast Texas AFA Parents Assn. TX-5: Central Texas USAFA Parents Assn. TX-6: USAFA Parents Club of the Panhandle, Plains, & Permian Basin (Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland areas)
Utah UT-1: Utah AFA Parent Club
Virginia, Maryland and D.C. VA-1: Parents Assn. of the Nat. Capital Area VA-3: Parents Club of the E. Virginia Area
Vermont VT-1: Vermont USAF Academy Parents Club
Washington WA-1: Parents Association of Washington
West Virginia WV-1: West Virginia Parents Club
Wisconsin WI-1: Parents Association of Wisconsin
Wyoming WY-1: Wyoming AFA Parents Club
International Clubs GU-1: Guam Parents Club IT-1: International Parents Club PR-1: Puerto Rico Parents Club
Parent Clubs exist because the Academy experience is unlike any other. Parent Clubs exist to provide support and help pass on information to new Academy parents, as well to ensure parents know what is going on at the United States Air Force Academy.
Parent Clubs also help parents support their cadets! At the Academy, try as we may, we cannot always adequately articulate the hardships associated with the regimen each cadet experiences. Parent Clubs can help to reassure parents, as well as and help them to understand that the pressures, on the cadets and their parents, are enormous from the very beginning and these pressures often disrupt communications between the students and the parents.
Parent Clubs help recruit other outstanding young men and women to the Academy, and host cadets when they travel for Academy-sponsored events. They sponsor tailgate parties at football games. They provide fans for “away” sporting events and cadet visits, host events at home such as; Appointee get together, military balls, and send care packages to cadets/cadet candidates. Some Parent Clubs provide financial support for cadet activities, which make the Academy a more enriching experience. Each club is run independently of each other and the Academy. Some Parent Clubs are bigger than others, and that is fine as we are all here to support the cadets and cadet candidates!
If you are a new Parent Club President please fill out the Parent Club President Form.
Each year the Academy hosts a Parent Club Presidents Conference right before Parents Weekend. A Reception is normally held at the Superintendent’s home the Wednesday before Parents Weekend and the conference is Thursday at Doolittle Hall. You may sell your items during the conference.
On Friday of Parents Weekend, there is an Information Fair at Arnold Hall that some Parent Clubs have a table to sell approved products. As soon as the Parent Liaison gets the information required from Arnold Hall they will send out the required information to the Parents’ Club to submit for reservation.
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