In October 2018, TSgt Brown was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida when Hurricane Michael devastated the area. The grant TSgt Brown received from AFAS helped her family begin the process of rebuilding their home, and it eased a huge burden for her.
Air Force Aid Society provided $6.5 million in emergency assistance grants to Airmen. Sanchez found relief from his squadron’s Facebook page where he saw the Air Force Aid Society was providing $1,500 for Airmen with dependents.
AFAS education grants provide a sense of relief for a family of eight. The financial assistance AFAS provided has helped to relieve the Greiner family’s anxiety and stress of worrying about how to pay for their children’s college education.
How AFAS helped one Airman recover from Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael was the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Florida Panhandle. It devastated Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. Master Sergeant Kelly Davis watched it destroy most of the air force base – leaving virtually nothing in its path untouched when it made landfall in October 2018.
AFAS helps one Airman through daughter’s recovery. Master Sergeant John Bartlow retired in March of this year after serving for 26 years in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). Coming from two generations of Airmen, he joined to serve his country and to follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps. Being an Airman allowed MSgt Bartlow and his family to travel the world before his last duty station in Utah.
AFAS support reminds an Airman that her Air Force Family is always there to help. Staff Sergeant Sherry Greene has always had a passion for helping others, and this call to serve played a large role in her decision to join the U.S. Air Force (USAF).