Air Force Aid Society Awards $2.6 million in education grants and scholarships!

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) awards $2.6 million to 1,723 scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year. Grants and scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.

“We realize there is a student loan debt crisis in our country,” said AFAS CEO, retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright. “We remain committed to helping to ease the financial burden for so many of our military families through our education program. Without the grants and scholarships, we offer Air and Space Force dependents, many would graduate with debt that could take years to repay.”

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Happy 75th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

It has been 75 years since The United States Air Force was officially founded on September 18, 1947! To celebrate this huge milestone, we’re partnering with First Command, who will match up to $25,000 in donations. Donate today!

Your gift will help us continue to provide Emergency Assistance, Education, and Community Program support for Airmen, Guardians, and their families.

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AFAS allows an Airman to purchase a protective helmet for his son

Master Sergeant Jason DeBlasio joined the Air Force 19 years ago so that he could travel and see the world. As a KC-10 flight engineer, MSgt DeBlasio has spent almost two decades traveling the world while serving his country.

MSgt DeBlasio’s young son needed a protective helmet, and the unexpected expense was more than what he could afford at the time. His first sergeant mentioned the programs available through the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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Airmen Helping Airmen Podcast

Tune into our Airmen Helping Airmen podcast, where we discuss AFAS updates, amazing guest and helpful insight for those in the military and those who have served.

Be sure to check out our latest episode with Jared Metcalfe, Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, joins the Airmen Helping Airmen Podcast with Kaleth Wright to discuss leadership principles that will help first-time leaders succeed.

Click below to tune in and catch up on previous seasons.

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