Important News Regarding Air Force Magazine
The Air Force Association will be implementing some changes to Air Force Magazine in 2017 that we believe will protect the magazine as AFA’s number-one member benefit and allow us to expand its distribution. Air Force Magazine will still be prepared monthly, but the dates on the covers will change and in 2017 it will go to ten print issues and two digital-only editions per year.
You will notice several changes in the dates on the magazine's cover and delivery schedule over the next year. The issue arriving online and in your mailboxes this November will be dated November/December 2016. The issue that arrives the following month on the regular schedule, in December 2016, will be dated January 2017. Going forward, the cover dates will always show one month later than the date the magazine actually arrives.
For example, members will still receive the USAF Almanac in May -- same as in previous years – but the cover date will say June. This change gets Air Force Magazine in step with the majority of the publishing industry, as the magazine will begin newsstand sales in 2017.
There will also be two combined-month print issues and two digital-only issues over the course of the year. In March you will receive your April/May issue, which will be followed the next month by an online-only special edition covering all the news from the Air Force Association's annual Air Warfare Symposium. Similarly, in September, Air Force Magazine will publish a combined October/November issue, which will be followed the next month by a digital-only special edition with the news from AFA's annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference (ASC) and our National Convention.
These digital-only editions will allow us to provide members the news from AFA's two premier professional development events sooner than is possible under traditional print schedules.
AFA members will still receive 12 issues per year. Ten of them (including the June USAF Almanac and our big issue available at the ASC in September) will be available as both digital products and on paper. The two digital special editions will be prepared in March and October.
AFA is determined to make these changes as simple as possible, and looks forward to the opportunity to deliver content from its two big news-making events faster.