AFAS partners with NMFA to provide childcare assistance

Frances Jo, an Air Force Staff Sergeant, received childcare fee assistance for his 3-year-old daughter.

Our family is overjoyed that we have been chosen for the childcare fee assistance. Ava, our 3-year-old daughter, doesn’t fully understand the scope of the benefit but we tell her it is exciting news for us, and she gives a cheesy smile with a big thumbs-up. It is comforting to know that there are associations out there who have been diligently looking for ways to provide assistance to struggling military families during this pandemic.

I read in the email that the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has partnered up with the National Military Family Association to provide the funding for the fee assistance. As a young Airman, before I even had a family in mind, I used the AFAS to help me in my time of need. I have always believed in the charities under the Air Force Assistance Fund because of my experience with the AFAS. To think that even after years, I am leaning on the AFAS and they are always there to help pick me up when I need it! I could go on and on about how amazing these assistance programs are for helping struggling military families but I won’t bore you. We would like to thank the National Military Family Association and the Air Force Aid Society for the helping hand they extended from their family to ours.

Frances Jo A. (Active-duty Air Force) E-5

Incorporated in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society continues to meet the unique needs of Airmen and Guardians. AFAS works to support and enhance the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force missions by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support, community programs and disaster relief to Air Force and Space Force families. In 2021, AFAS provided over $13.5 million in assistance to more than 19,000 Air Force and Space Force families. Visit www.afas.org to learn more, apply for assistance, or to donate.