A message from our President
New look, same mission
Welcome to the new Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) website! As you peruse through the site, you will notice many changes: new member-focused content, intuitive navigation, and an improved member support section. Our overarching goal was to improve the member experience.
Throughout this process, one thing has not changed: our mission. Our commitment to providing protection to those who go in harm’s way by offering life insurance member benefits and other benefits remains steadfast.
A patriotic legacy, a promising future
For more than 75 years, we have been singularly focused on our mission. In 1947, when we were founded in the basement of the Pentagon, who could have known that our association would grow to be 535,000 members strong and would go on to pay more than $2 billion in death claims in every military conflict since the Korean War to our modern day war on terrorism. I’m proud we have made a difference to thousands of families through the years.
While we have grown and evolved and will continue to do so as the definition of service life changes, we remain faithful to our legacy and deeply committed to our mission to ensure we’ll be there for all who answer the call to serve in the future.
To all of you who serve or have served our country, thank you.
General Larry Spencer, USAF (Ret.)
$53 billion of life insurance member benefits in force.
Strength in numbers
Standing by our members
$2 billion paid in death claims.*
AFBA is not affiliated with any government agency.
*Life insurance death claims are paid by our wholly owned affiliate, 5Star Life Insurance Company.