The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of the Total Force and their families, as well as Air Force widows/widowers since 1942.
The Air Force Aid Society’s ability to provide support is made possible through generous contributions from your fellow Airmen and friends of Airmen. 100% of every individual contribution is used to help Airmen. Your gift can have a tremendous impact on the lives of Air Force families.
FOR EVERY $1 DONATED,
Air Force Aid Society provides $3 to help Airmen
How We Help
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 Air Force life, from deployments to PCSs, and offers targeted community programs to help with such things as child care, car upkeep and spouse employment education.
Air Force Aid Society – Helping Airmen Since 1942
Older than the U.S. Air Force itself, AFAS traces its roots back to 1942 and the great 5-Star General Henry “Hap” Arnold. His vision of an organization that embodied the ideal of Airmen helping Airmen still drives our mission today.
Watch and learn about our story.
Air Force Spouse, Hap Arnold Education Grant Recipient
LAST YEAR ALONE
$21.4 million in total support was provided to Airmen and their families.
79% of AFAS Emergency Financial Assistance was provided to the Total Force (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen), with the remaining funds helping Air Force retired and widowed.
Over 37,000 individual assists to Air Force families were facilitated
Lieutenant General John D. Hopper, Jr, USAF (Ret)
Chief Executive Officer
Lt Gen Hopper is the Chief Executive Officer for Air Force Aid Society. In this role, he oversees an annual budget of $20 million and manages an endowment of more than $140 million. Hopper retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005, after more than 35 years of distinguished service. Prior to retirement, he served as the Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas.
Chief Operating Officer
Egentowich joined Air Force Aid Society in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. As part of the Executive Staff team, she is responsible for managing the Society’s emergency assistance, education and community enhancement programs and budget.
Chief Financial Officer
Heetland joined Air Force Aid Society in October 2006 as Chief Financial Officer. As part of the Executive Staff team, he oversees all financial aspects of running the Society, including management of an investment portfolio of more than $180 million.
Board of Trustees
Air Force Aid Society is governed by a distinguished group of volunteer Trustees comprised of current Air Force leaders and personnel, former Air Force leaders and members of the civilian community – fulfilling the vision of our founder, Gen Hap Arnold.
All requests for Air Force Aid Society assistance are handled at AFAS sections located at Air Force bases around the world. In the event there is no Air Force base in your area, other Military Relief Societies and/or Red Cross stations can assist.
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