AFAS SUPPORT DURING NATURAL DISASTERS
During catastrophic natural events, the Air Force Aid Society can and does help. Emergency Assistance is always job #1 for the Society, and this 24/7 support remains available to eligible service members 365 days a year, even during times of disaster.
HQ AFAS closely monitors the situation for service members in areas directly affected by a natural disaster to identify opportunities to expand services and support for the Total Force.
Support During Evacuations
When a disaster occurs, HQ AFAS works closely with base Commanders in affected areas to make sure the Airmen and Guardians who may be evacuated are assisted in the most comprehensive way possible.
When an evacuation order has been issued, Airmen and Guardians without government travel cards may request a no-interest loan from AFAS. Amounts may be determined by HQ AFAS.
Support During Aftermath and Recovery
During hurricanes like those we have experience in the past, the true scope of devastation sometimes isn’t realized until the storm has passed and the flooding recedes. Traditional AFAS Emergency Assistance will remain a 24/7 source of support for eligible Airmen and Guardians.
For a reminder about standard eligibility requirements and the types of financial emergencies covered by AFAS 365, 24/7 visit Which Loan is Right for Me?
AFAS Disaster Relief Video Testimonials
Have you received natural disaster assistance from AFAS? If so, AFAS would like to hear from you. Upload a quick video detailing how much the support meant to you and your family.