“Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Program Open for Applications

The “Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Program provides funding for Air Force and Space Force spouses to pursue entry-level job training through short term programs/certifications, or a part-time undergraduate degree. 

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Our Legacy of Service

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.

Your Support Matters

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.

Have You Received AFAS Assistance?

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 education grants, loans and scholarships are available to dependent children or spouses of Airmen and Guardians, both active duty and retired.


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.



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 Military Family Readiness Centers, 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.


$10.5 million in total support was provided to Airmen, Guardians, and their families.


95% of AFAS Emergency Financial Assistance was provided to the Total Force (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and Guardians), and 5% to retirees and widows.

Over 13,000 individual assists to Air Force and Space Force families were facilitated.

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