Learn more about all of the different Education Support programs, including some new options, and review the eligibility criteria for each opportunity to find the one that is right for you.
Since 1942, Air Force Aid Society has provided emergency assistance, education support, disaster relief, and community programs to Airmen, Guardians, and their families – available 24/7 to eligible service members 365 days a year. Each year over 11,000 Airmen, Guardians, and their families rely on AFAS. While much has changed over the last 80 years, our mission remains the same: To help Airmen and Guardians when they need us most.
Our ability to meet the evolving needs of our Air Force and Space Force families is made possible through contributions from generous donors like you. There are a variety of ways to help AFAS serve Airmen and Guardians including personal donations, corporate partnerships, foundation grants, planned giving and other giving methods.
We want to hear from you! Help us message the importance of our financial assistance programs by sharing a testimonial of the impact of AFAS assistance on your life. Your words will help inspire our community, motivate our donors, and let Airmen, Guardians, and their families know that they are not alone.
The more you are able to donate, the more we are able to help!
How We Help Airmen and Guardians
When unexpected emergencies arise, there is a financial need and help is needed, AFAS provides no-interest loans and/or grants to help meet immediate needs and make a positive step towards a lasting financial solution.
AFAS understands the challenges that come with active duty military life, from deployments to PCSs, and offers targeted community programs to help with such things as child care, car upkeep and spouse employment education.
RESOURCES FOR REFERRING LEADERS
The United States Air Force and the United States Space Force take care of their own. Many Airmen and Guardians learn how AFAS can help through referrals from Commanders, First Sergeants and Supervisors. This resource guide was developed to help this key group of leaders counsel their Airmen and Guardians on support options.
Air Force Aid Society – Helping Airmen & Guardians
Incorporated in 1942, AFAS embodies the great 5-Star General Henry “Hap” Arnold’s vision of an organization that supports Airmen, Guardians, and their families.
LAST YEAR ALONE
$10.5 million in total support was provided to Airmen, Guardians, and their families.
97% of AFAS Emergency Financial Assistance was provided to the Total Force (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and Guardians), and 3% to retirees and widows.
Over 13,000 individual assists to Air Force and Space Force families were facilitated.
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