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 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.

Jan
28
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The Wing Newcomers Orientation is from 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This event is
mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel 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.

 

Jan
29
Wed
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

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

Wellness Wednesday-Grief Counseling
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jan 29 @ 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

Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Monday & Wednesday for 19 weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.

Jan
30
Thu
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Jan 30 @ 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.

 

Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jan 30 @ 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

Hearts Apart Social
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hearts Apart Social

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.

Please call 662-434-2790 to register.

 

Jan
31
Fri
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Jan 31 @ 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.

 

Feb
3
Mon
Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Monday & Wednesday for 19 weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.