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Feb 11, 2016, 12:41 ET

Riverside Research Renews CyberPatriot Commitment, Supplies Grant to Expand Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative

 Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United...

Jan 20, 2016, 06:00 ET

Competition Underway for AFA's StellarXplorers

The Air Force Association (AFA) announced today that the 2015-2016 StellarXplorers National High School Space Challenge has closed registration...

Jan 19, 2016, 06:00 ET

Norton Security Named Official Protection Software of Air Force Association's CyberPatriot

The Air Force Association today announced Symantec's Norton Security as the Official Protection Software of CyberPatriot. As part of its...

Oct 19, 2015, 14:00 ET

CyberPatriot VIII Breaks All Records, Draws 3300 Teams for 2015-2016 National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

 The Air Force Association (AFA) announced today that the 2015-2016 CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition has registered 3,379...

Oct 05, 2015, 06:00 ET

AT&T Renews Commitment to CyberPatriot, Provides Network Connectivity for Team

 AT&T has again renewed its support for the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program. For the...

Oct 02, 2015, 12:22 ET

Air Force Association's StellarXplorers Program Begins Second Test Phase for National Competition

The Air Force Association (AFA) announced a second pilot season for the StellarXplorers program, an emerging program designed to inspire high...

Sep 17, 2015, 15:40 ET

All 50 States will be Represented in the CyberPatriot VIII National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

 For the fifth consecutive year, schools and educational organizations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have registered to...

Sep 08, 2015, 09:00 ET

CyberPatriot Designates Huntsville City Schools as a Center of Excellence

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program has announced Huntsville City Schools as its seventh CyberPatriot Center of...

Jul 30, 2015, 11:00 ET

AFA's CyberPatriot Launches No-Cost Cyber Security Education Program for Elementary Schools

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program Office announced today the release of its Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative, a new...

Jul 23, 2015, 04:00 ET

CyberPatriot Designates STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub as a Center of Excellence

The Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program has announced STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub (STEMspark) as its sixth CyberPatriot...

Jun 25, 2015, 14:00 ET

Air Force Association's CyberPatriot and NPower Announce The Community Corps Partnership

 The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program today announced a new partnership with NPower and their tech...

Jun 22, 2015, 16:01 ET

Looking to support STEM education? Join the more than 1,000 teams that have already registered to compete in AFA's CyberPatriot VIII National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

Registration for the Air Force Association's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition is underway. With over 1,000 teams already signed up to...

May 14, 2015, 10:30 ET

AFA & AFSA Host Memorial Day Ceremony at Air Force Memorial

The Air Force Association (AFA) and the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) invite the public to join their commemorative Memorial Day...

Apr 22, 2015, 12:31 ET

Air Force Association Announces General Larry Spencer, Retiring Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, as New President

 The Air Force Association (AFA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce General Larry O. Spencer, retiring United States Air Force Vice...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:15 ET

Registration Open for AFA's CyberPatriot VIII, National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

The Air Force Association (AFA) announced today that more than 450 teams have already registered to compete in the 2015-2016 season of the...

Mar 27, 2015, 16:42 ET

Air Force Association Lauds Senate Armed Services Committees' Efforts to Pass FY16 Budget

 The Air Force Association applauds the bipartisan efforts of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) to pass the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget,...

Mar 26, 2015, 15:30 ET

Air Force Association to Host General Mark A. Welsh III for April AFA Breakfast Session

General Mark Welsh, United States Air Force Chief of Staff, will be the guest speaker for April's AFA Air Force Breakfast Series session. The event...

Mar 17, 2015, 15:23 ET
Left: All Service Division National Champions:  Team Marine Raiders of Montachusett Regional Technical School, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Right: Open Division National Champions Team CyberSloths of Grissom High School, Huntsville, Alabama

Air Force Association Crowns CyberPatriot VII National Champions

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program announced today the winners of the CyberPatriot VII National Youth Cyber Defense...

Mar 11, 2015, 06:00 ET

Air Force Reserve Signs on as a Cyber Silver Sponsor of the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program

 The Air Force Association today announced that the Air Force Reserve, the federally controlled Air Reserve component of the U.S. Air Force,...

Mar 03, 2015, 10:41 ET

Northrop Grumman Foundation Renews Commitment as Presenting Sponsor of AFA's CyberPatriot with $5.4 Million Grant

The Air Force Association today announced that the Northrop Grumman Foundation has renewed their commitment as presenting sponsor of AFA's...