Dear Air Force Family and Military Community,
As you’re aware, the Air Force Aid Society is one of several resources / “help agencies” offered through an Air Force installation’s Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). A&FRC operations are directed by the Air Force and they are no stranger to emergency operations. We know from communications with the AF Personnel Center (AFPC) that every A&FRC has Emergency Essential (EE) employees, including a representative, qualified to administer Air Force Aid, who are prepared to meet the needs of AF members and families. These employees will be on the list of EE personnel positioned to conduct business even if the base is “shut down”.
Of course, every emergency is different, Hurricane Michael was devastating, but we’ve been through those before. A global pandemic will present challenges we have not yet imagined. The most important element about delivering support is the local commander. We fully expect that what we describe above will not survive the FAQ process. However, we will work with the folks on the ground to shape the infrastructure to fit their needs.
Bottom line – we remain flexible, available and ready to assist to meet the needs of our Airmen and their families. If an Airman or family member requires assistance, you can follow our normal process by clicking here: WHERE DO I GO FOR HELP?
Click here for the latest information from the U.S. Air Force on COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2TWNy7p
Stay healthy and safe,
John D. Hopper, Jr.
Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret)
Chief Executive Officer
Air Force Aid Society