Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society & ProgramsAFAidSociety

DSN 742-2790
Commercial: (662) 434-2790
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: afrc@Columbus.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 gift package for baby!

Child Care for PCS: Members can receive 20 hours of child care per child within 60 days of arrival to or departure from Columbus AFB. Child care is provided by the CDC or Youth Center.

Respite Care: Paid care for a family member with special needs. Referral from Exceptional Family Member Program Medical Office (EFMP-M) is required.

2017 Respite Care Certificate

Jul
24
Tue
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 24 @ 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

Jul
25
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 25 @ 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

Jul
26
Thu
Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hearts Apart Social program is a monthly event to provide community bonding, fun and appreciation for the families of active duty personnel who are deployed, remote, or on an extended TDY. Food and activities are provided.

Call 434-2790 to register. 

 

hearts apart

Jul
30
Mon
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 434-2790 for details.

Aug
1
Wed
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Workshop developing resumes and cover letters that will bring results.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

resume

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Aug 1 @ 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

Aug
6
Mon
Key Spouse Training Continuing Education @ A&FRC
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Training Continuing Education @ A&FRC

Key Spouse Continuing Education Training.  For all Current Key Spouses. Call 434-3323 or 434-2790 for details.

Aug
7
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

Wing Newcomers Orientation for newly arrived Active Duty and Civilian personnel. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Held at the Columbus Club/Event Center, for more information call (662) 434-2790.

Military Life Cycle @ A&FRC
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Military Life Cycle @ A&FRC

Military Life Cycle workshop allows the VA contractors to explain to service members; whether first term, separating, retiring or a veteran, what services the VA offers and what they are able to provide throughout the member’s military career and how to apply for benefits. To register and more information please call 662-434-2790.

Aug
8
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Aug 8 @ 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