Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society & ProgramsAFAidSociety

DSN 742-2790
Commercial: (662) 434-2790
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: UDG_Columbus_fsc@us.af.mil


Air Force Aid Society

The Air Force Aid Society, (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force. It promotes the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to members and their families, sponsoring educational assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member/family welfare.

Emergency Assistance

Emergency assistance usually combines an assessment of the emergency situation and an evaluation of the personal budget to arrive at a decision to make an interest free loan, a grant, or combination of both. Financial assistance is given when a qualifying individual cannot otherwise pay for specific basic needs essential to continued personal effectiveness as a military member. Funds may be given for verifiable emergency situations including food, emergency travel, vehicle repair, rent (initial rent and security deposit or eviction), and the prevention of utility disconnection.

To Apply:

AFAS Member Portal – Complete an application for Air Force Aid and submit online, you will need to call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 662-434-2790 to schedule an appointment.

In addition to your application, there will be other documents that are required to support your case, when you call for your appointment please make sure to ask which additional documents you will need to bring to your appointment.

Additional Links:

Army Emergency Relief

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

AFAS Community Programs 

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE: Gen. Henry A. Arnold – Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the amount awarded is dependent on each student’s particular level of need, with the highest levels of assistance going to the students who show the greatest need. Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their full-time undergraduate studies.

Bundles of Joy: Discusses finances, labor and delivery, and infant care for active duty AF and/or their spouses assigned to Columbus AFB who are pregnant or have a child up to 4 months of age. Includes a FREE $50 gift card!

Child Care for PCS: Members can receive 20 hours of childcare per child within 60 days of arrival or departure from Columbus AFB. Child care is provided by the CDC or Youth Center. Please stop by the A&FRC with your orders to get the certificate!

Give Parents A Break Program: Allows eligible parents to have a break from child care. This program pays for child care at the CDC or Youth Center 4 hours per month for 3 months.

Sep
16
Mon
Career Exploration & Planning Track @ A&FRC
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conducted by CALIBRE, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notifiaction and must have minimum of 8 participates to make.  Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Career-Technical-Track

Sep
17
Tue
Career Exploration & Planning Track @ A&FRC
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conducted by CALIBRE, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notifiaction and must have minimum of 8 participates to make.  Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Career-Technical-Track

Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The Wing Newcomers Orientation is from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This event is
mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel, and spouses are
encouraged to attend. This base-wide CONNECTION orientation begins at the Kaye
Auditorium and consists of a guided base tour. To register, please contact your unit CSS, or for more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701/2790.

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
18
Wed
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Sep
19
Thu
Boots to Business
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The curriculum provides valuable assistance to transitioning Service members and Spouses exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. To Register, Call (662) 434-2790 Sponsored by: CAFB Airman and Family Readiness Center MSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC)MSU Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

CAPSTONE @ A&FRC
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Capstone is required for ALL separating/retiring personnel and should occur no later than 90 days prior to anticipated separation/retirement; however, if a member has less than 90 days left in the military, the member should attend as soon as possible within their remaining period of service. Call (662) 434-2790 for more information.

 

Capstone

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Boots to Business
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The curriculum provides valuable assistance to transitioning Service members and Spouses exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. To Register, Call (662) 434-2790 Sponsored by: CAFB Airman and Family Readiness Center MSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC)MSU Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)