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.

Oct
1
Thu
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Oct
2
Fri
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Oct
7
Wed
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC

Workshop developing resumes and cover letters that will bring results.  Please call 662-434-2790 to register.

Oct
8
Thu
Key Spouse Continuing Education
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Oct
13
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The next Wing Newcomers Orientation will be held on Sep 15 from 0800-1200. in the Kaye Auditorium. This event is mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel. The event’s foundation is the base’s mobile App, so if you are registered, please locate and download the Columbus Air Force Base App from the App Store prior to attending. 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

 

Oct
14
Wed
Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Anyone interested in attending, please contact A&FRC at 434-2839 or 434-279  for more information.

Oct
20
Tue
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
Oct 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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Oct
21
Wed
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

(Virtual) Wellness Wednesday-Stress Management
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Oct
22
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome @ Airman & Family Readiness Center @ A&FRC
Oct 22 @ 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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