In This Issue:

  • Month of the Military Child: Featuring the Diibon Family
  • Hap Arnold Education Grant Program Deadline Reminder and FAFSA Information
  • Katherine’s Story: Education Support in Action
  • Bundles for Babies
  • “Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Program is Open for Applications
  • Donate to AFAS through the AFAF Campaign

April is #MonthoftheMilitaryChild

April is #MonthoftheMilitaryChild and AFAS is highlighting stories of how we support Air Force and Space Force families as they navigate the unique challenges that come with raising kids in the military.

AFAS’ Emergency Financial Assistance Program helps families like the Diibons in San Angelo, Texas. When 12-year-old Damien Diibon began to need a power wheelchair to get around independently, AFAS was able to help the family pay for a wheelchair lift for their van. Their story can be viewed below.

Visit our website,, to access our support programs, or make a donation to help a family like the Diibons.



Hap Arnold Education Grant Program Accepting Applications until April 30th

Another AFAS program that helps support the children and families of our Airmen and Guardians is our Hap Arnold Education Grant Program, currently open for applications.

Financial assistance for educational expenses helps ensure that Air Force and Space Force children have access to quality education, regardless of the challenges posed by relocations and deployments. This support promotes continuity in their academic journey, fostering a sense of normalcy and security in their lives.

The Hap Arnold Grant program is open to children and spouses of Airmen and Guardians. Get all the eligibility and application detailsThe deadline to apply is April 30th.

Have questions about FAFSA? Get answers here!


Katherine’s Story: Education Support in Action

“This scholarship will go a long way toward helping me pay for my college education and it is sincerely appreciated.”


Katherine Lambert completed the Hap Arnold Grant Program application in 2023 and received a Merit Scholarship from AFAS. She is studying psychology at Colorado State University and hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist and serve her country by helping provide mental health services to people in need.

Air Force Aid Society is proud to help Air Force and Space Force children like Katherine to achieve their educational and career goals.




Bundles for Babies

Did you know that AFAS provides $100 for the purchase of baby essentials to all new parents who complete a Bundles for Babies class through their Military & Family Readiness Center?

This popular class teaches new parents basic parenting skills and essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby, from birth to college. It is also a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base, make friends, and exchange information.

Contact your Military & Family Readiness Center to find out if this program is offered at your installation.


“Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Program is Open for Applications!

Formerly known as the Spouse Employment Program, this program has expanded in 2024 to provide funding for:

1. Spouses to pursue entry-level job training to help secure immediate, viable employment through short term programs/certifications.
2. Spouses pursuing a PART-TIME undergraduate degree at an accredited 2-4 year college, university or vocational/trade school.
Get all the application details

AFAS is committed to supporting Airmen and Guardian families. Programs like the “Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Program help to minimize the disruption that frequent relocations and deployments can have on the careers of Air Force and Space Force spouses.

New! We are piloting a new Education Childcare Grant this year. Spouses who are approved for a “Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Program grant will now also be eligible for an Education Childcare Grant to help supplement the cost of childcare needed to pursue a degree or certification. Instructions for how to apply for the childcare grant will be provided to all “Bee” Arnold Spouse Tuition Grant recipients.


Donate to AFAS through the AFAF Campaign

The Air Force Assistance Fund’s annual campaign is currently open for donations.

Your contributions to AFAS through AFAF provides vital emergency assistance, education support, and community programs for Airmen, Guardians, and their families.

Get all the details, and don’t forget to designate Air Force Aid Society as the beneficiary!


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