About Defense Insurance
AFBA, The 5Star Association was established in February 1947 with the approval
of the Secretary of War, Mr. Robert Patterson. The Chief of Staff
and General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower also approved the
establishment of this voluntary membership Association to promote
the general welfare and economic interests of its members and
their families by providing superior benefits and services during
peace and war.
Membership in AFBA today is available
to all Members of the Uniformed Military Services;
Department of Defense and Federal Government Employees; Contractor
Employees in support of the Uniformed Military Services; State
and Local Employees (to include Police officers, Firefighters
and other First Responders); and their dependants.
Our mission was, and still is, to provide
superior benefits including high quality, low cost life insurance
that has no war, no territorial or terrorism restrictions.