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.

Click here to Apply now for the AY 2021/2022 grants!

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.

Apr
12
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Senior Workshop @ AFRC
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Senior Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disabled TAP, Dept of Labor TAP portion. Preseparation counseling is required before attending. Recommend attendance 8 – 12 months prior to separation/retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend with their sponsor. To register call (662) 434-2839.

Apr
16
Fri
Hearts Apart Social For Deployed Families @ Freedom Park
Apr 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please come out for some free food, fellowship and family fun at Freedom Park from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday 16 April 2021. If interested, please reply by 9 April 2021 so we know how much food to provide. If you have any questions please contact; MSgt David S. Burns Readiness NCO Airman & Family Readiness Center Columbus Air Force Base, MS 39710-7901 Tele: (662) 434-2794

Apr
20
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base.

. Pre-registration is required, so please contact your unit CSS to be registered. For more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701

Events are subject to change due to COVID-19, so please contact A&FRC to confirm all events

 

Apr
21
Wed
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC

<>Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 662-434-2839 or 662-434-2790 for details.

<https://www.columbusafbliving.com/airmen-family-readiness-center/key-spouse-program/

Apr
22
Thu
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
Apr 22 @ 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) 434-2701 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

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Apr
26
Mon
Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom

Key Spouse Continuing Education Training.  For all Current Key Spouses. Call 434-2839 or 434-2790 for details and to RSVP.

May
3
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
May 3 – May 7 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disabled TAP, Dept of Labor TAP portion. Preseparation counseling is required before attending. Recommend attendance 8 – 12 months prior to separation/retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend with their sponsor. To register call (662) 434-2839.

May
7
Fri
Military Spouse Appreciation Scavenger Hunt
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Military Spouse Appreciation Scavenger Hunt
  Sponsored by the A&FRC Scavenger hunt (AFRC Programs) outside base club.
May
12
Wed
Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

usajobsWorkshop on writing resumes, applications, and job search. Learn how to maneuver the federal job website and prepare a federal resume.

Class size limited to 10, Masks are required.

Must sign up in advance–call 434-2631 or 434-2790.

May
13
Thu
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC

 

For Active Duty families assigned to Columbus AFB who are expecting or have
a child up to 4 months of age. An Air Force Aid Society program with
presentations about topics such as TriCare, Child Care, Breastfeeding, Car
Seat Safety, Labor & Delivery.

DSN 742-2790/2839
Commercial: (662) 434-2790/2839
FAX: (662) 434-2483