In an interview and podcast with Stars and Stripes, Hopper shares how the Air Force Aid Society is helping Airmen and their families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the link to the full podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/military-matters/id1492342435?i=1000470387714
WASHINGTON, January 14, 2020 — The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) recently released a new version of its free AFAS Budget Builder App. The mobile app now offers more enhanced expense tracking and spending categories, customized budget reporting features, and the ability to receive real-time AFAS news and program updates including disaster relief alerts. The initial version of the AFAS Budget Builder App was launched in 2018 and was created primarily as a budgeting tool to help Airmen and their families improve how they save and budget their money each month. Prior to the Budget Builder App, AFAS provided paper check registers to Airmen and other service members to manually track monthly expense activity. “When our Airmen tell us what they want, we listen. We are excited that we have a budgeting tool that puts information and financial tools right at their fingertips to stay connected with us,” said AFAS CEO, retired Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper. “Our goal with this application is to encourage better financial management practices. We also want to offer another avenue for our Airmen and their families to receive timely program information, especially during times of a natural disaster like the one we faced with Hurricane Michael.” The AFAS Budget Builder App is now available for download through the App Store and on Google Play.
WASHINGTON, December 6, 2019 – Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) announced today plans to award an Hap Arnold Education Grant to pay tribute to Col. Charles E. McGee, a retired African-American fighter pilot and Tuskegee Airmen.McGee served on active duty for 30 years and …
New York, NY, Oct. 16, 2019 – Air Force Aid Society has been selected as a Shorty Social Good Award Finalist for Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Effort in the Emergency Relief category. The Shorty Social Good Awards honor the social good initiatives brands, agencies & nonprofits are taking to make our world a better place. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement. Finalists were selected by members of the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, comprised of luminaries from advertising, media, entertainment and technology. The group includes Ogilvy Vice President of Social Change Kate Hull Fliflet, Matchfire Founder and CEO Chris Noble, Former White House Creative Director and Digital Strategist Ashleigh Axios, ATTN: Partner Brad Haugen, and more. Social Good Award winners will be announced and honored at the ceremony on Thursday, November 14th, in New York City. ABOUT THE AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY The Air Force Aid Society is a 4-star Charity Navigator rated private, nonprofit organization. Founded in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society’s mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and assist them in achieving their
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY SERVICE ANNOUNCES AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY AS A 2019 WINNER OF ITS “COMPANIES AS RESPONSIVE EMPLOYERS” (CARE) AWARDS OAKTON, VA (October 9, 2019) – Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) today announced the winners of its 2019 “Companies As Responsive Employers” or CARE Awards. For more than 25 years, the CARE Awards have recognized outstanding companies moving the needle to make Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play. “CARE Award winners are top business leaders who demonstrate unyielding commitment to their employees and our community,” shares Stephanie Berkowitz, president and CEO at Northern Virginia Family Service. “CARE shines a light on this exceptional group of businesses and the ways they help to strengthen our economy, bolster their bottom lines, and make our region stronger.” CARE Award winners are selected based on their performance in the categories of community involvement and impact, health and wellness benefits, work-life programs and policies, and development and education programs. This year, 32 companies will be honored as responsive employers for its deep community impact, outstanding employee engagement and culture, and progressive family-friendly policies, including: Air Force Aid Society, Inc.,AMERICAN SYSTEMS, B&A,BOWA,Business Benefits Group,Consumers Technology Association,Custom Ink,Dev Technology,ENSCO, Inc.,Evans Incorporated,FlexProfessionals,LLC,FMP Consulting,Fors Marsh,Helios HR,Highlight Tech,Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner,IonQ,JK Moving Services,MBL Technologies,Monument Wealth Management,NetImpact Strategies Inc.,NRECA,NTT (formerly Dimension Data),PagnatoKarp,Perspecta,Red Thinking, SourceAmerica,Southern Management Corporation,Titania Solutions Group, Inc.,TRACE
When the Van Den Bergs welcomed their baby, David “D3” Randall, Liz left her special education teaching job to be a stay-at-home mom to D3. However, after learning about the LEAN program sponsored by AFAS, Liz learned the skills needed to start her own consulting business.