An Airman feels at home with his Air Force family

Airman Patrick Moore joined the Air Force less than a year ago for the educational benefits. In that short amount of time, Amn Moore has felt what it’s like to be part of a family that helps each other out whenever they need it.

Recently, Amn Moore found himself in a financial situation “that made me very broke,” he states. After receiving an email explaining how Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) provides assistance to fellow Airmen, Amn Moore reached out to see how they could help him.

AFAS can support Airmen with standard assistance for a variety of unexpected emergency financial situations that any Airman or Guardians could face, allowing members to focus on their mission.

For Amn Moore, the assistance was a “lifesaver,” helping him through his time of need. He was able to purchase some needed supplies and then adjust his budget for the month. This took away some of the stress that financial burdens often create.

Now that he’s in a better place, Amn Moore is working to be more financially stable. Calling the Society’s generous donors “heroes,” Amn Moore thanks them and hopes that they continue “doing the good,” as he puts it.

This experience of Airmen helping Airmen is just one reason why Amn Moore feels that he’s finally found where he belongs.

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, and community programs to Air Force and Space Force families. In 2022, AFAS provided over $12.5 million in assistance to more than 17,000 Air Force and Space Force families. Visit to learn more, apply for assistance, or to donate.