Welcome to the AFAS website!  Our goal with this website is to enable each of our visitors to interact with us easily.  If you are here for assistance, please visit our How We Help section.  If you would like to make a donation, visit Ways to Give.  We encourage all visitors to visit our Online Community, where you can view your giving history, read stories shared by those we’ve helped and see our Memorial Honor Roll.  

We invite you to sign up for our E-Connections newsletter to keep up to date on how AFAS is fulfilling the mission to take care of Airmen and their families.  If you would like to share your AFAS story, tell us how our assistance affected you or tell us why you support AFAS – just click to Share Your AFAS Story.

Thank you for your interest in the Air Force Aid Society.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Happy Independence Day!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – United States Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
 
From thirteen brave colonies to 50 free and independent states.  As our nation celebrates its 240th Independence Day this July 4, we pause to salute all those who protect and defend that independence and freedom.  We are especially proud of our great Airmen.  Happy July 4th!

 

AFAS Shared Stories

In April 2015, Kristin, an active duty Airman, received the news that her father was gravely ill and was advised to come home as quickly as possible – his prognosis was not good.  With no budget for an unexpected last-minute flight from San Antonio to Chicago, she reached out to the Air Force Aid Society for help.  AFAS assistance allowed Kristin to quickly reach her father and be there for his final moments:

“I submitted my request for Emergency Leave without knowing what flights were available, and I had no available funds. Air Force Aid Society was able to literally “sweep” me home within four hours, where I was able to spend the most important fifteen minutes of my dad’s life. We shared an emotional approval of departure through touch, and upon holding his hand, I knew he was at peace and said good bye. 

I am extremely grateful to our Air Force Aid Society. They supported me both mentally and financially when I needed them. They generously and without hesitation, granted me the transportation and funds to be with my dad and family. It was truly amazing and I can never be more thankful. In their strong support of my situation, they lifted much weight off my mind. They are surely a reflection of the core values of our military profession -- “integrity”, “service” and “excellence”. I will never forget them!!"

 

Charity Navigator (the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities) has named Air Force Aid Society a 4-Star Charity, the highest rating they award.  AFAS strives to ensure that every dollar donated is spent directly on our mission – helping Airmen – and the Society matches every individual donation 3 to 1.  We are proud to be recognized for our accountability, efficiency and transparency as a charitable organization.

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