AIRMEN STORIES

Helping Airmen is the singular philosophy driving everything at Air Force Aid Society. More than 50,000 assists. Nearly $15 million in direct help through emergency financial assistance, education support and community programs.

Get to know the real Airmen behind those numbers and learn more about how AFAS is helping Airmen every day.

Unexpected Support

“We graciously accepted the help when offered, but it’s not something I would have sought on my own. When you’re in the moment of grief, you just want to get through it and not have the additional stress of financial burdens,” recalls retired Master Sergeant Jerry Haines. Back in the 1980’s, AFAS helped the Haines family during a time of unexpected loss. Their gratitude remains and continues to motivate MSgt Haines to support the Society in any way he can.

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Helping Those Who Helped Her

Having spent over a decade working at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, retired Chief Master Sergeant Ellen Reynolds is on the other side of AFAS, there to help other Airmen in need.

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