Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society & ProgramsAFAidSociety

DSN 742-2790
Commercial: (662) 434-2790
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: 14FSS.FSH.ColumbusAFRC@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 for Babies: 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.

Jul
13
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Monday; DoD Training Day ( Resiliency, MOC Crosswalk, Financial Readiness) Tuesday; VA B&S Wednesday; DoL 1 Day

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
15
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 15 @ 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
16
Thu
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, 2 Day Track for Department of Labor

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
17
Fri
(Virtual) Financial Fitness
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Please Call 434-2790 to register.

Jul
20
Mon
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 20 @ 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.

 

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Jul
21
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Conducted approximately every 3 weeks for military and DoD civilian newcomers to the base.

Call 662-434-2790

 

Jul
22
Wed
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center

Venders invited to attend on base job fair for military, spouses. retirees, and personnel with base access.

Call 662-434-2631

Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.

 

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 22 @ 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
23
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome @ Airman & Family Readiness Center @ A&FRC
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2790.

 

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