The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force. The basic philosophy of the AFAS assistance is to meet immediate needs of an emergency situation as a step towards a lasting solution to a problem. The Society also administers a robust array of education and community enhancement programs.
Interest-free loans and grants on a case-by-case basis to assist with a financial emergency. Submit an online application for a Falcon or Air Force Aid loan through https://my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx
Bundles for Babies
Financial planning for expectant parents. Open to all ranks and services, but only active duty Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps families may receive an AFAS bundle valued at more than $75. Held quarterly.
The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides need-based education grants to eligible individuals. Visit www.afas.org for eligibility and application deadlines.
Car Care Because We Care
Provides a cash-equivalent $50 voucher for a primary vehicle for basic maintenance service to deployed families. Includes an oil/filter change and may include lubrication and a vehicle safety check. The deployed member’s spouse needs to bring a copy of the deployed member’s orders to the Airman & Family Readiness Center to pick up the voucher.
Give Parents A Break
Offers eligible active duty Air Force parents a few hours break from the stresses of parenting by provides funding child care for active duty Air Force families.
Hosts a quarterly Heart Link Spouse Orientation Program designed to help new spouses gain a better understanding of the Air Force. Lunch included.
Child Care for PCS
Helps relieve some of the stress felt by families during a PCS move. AFAS pays for up to 20 hours of child care per child in certified Family Child Care homes within 60 days of departure and/or 60 days of arrival at a new base. Open to all ranks if childcare is available.
Child Care for Volunteers
Air Force spouses who volunteer at on-base facilities (such as the pharmacy, tax office, legal office, A&FRC, and Airman’s Attic) in order to learn job skills are eligible for FREE childcare.