AFAS SUPPORT DURING NATURAL DISASTERS
During catastrophic natural events, the Air Force Aid Society can and does help. Emergency Assistance is always job #1 for the Society, and this 24/7 support remains available to eligible service members 365 days a year, even during times of disaster.
SUPPORT POST HURRICANE MICHAEL
Air Force Aid Society stands ready to offer financial assistance for Airmen (including active duty, retired, and Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve regardless of activation) impacted in the hardest hit areas of Florida (Mexico Beach, Panama City, or Tyndall AFB community) by Hurricane Michael.
We are expanding assistance to include ALL the Florida counties listed below:
Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, Suwanee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.
Airmen should apply directly at the nearest Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center. You may also apply through any Military Relief Society Agency or the American Red Cross. See the list below:
- Army Emergency Relief (located at Army installations, worldwide)
- Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (located at Coast Guard installations, worldwide)
- Navy – Marine Corps Relief Society (located at Navy installations, worldwide)
- American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (call 877-272-7337)
Support During Evacuations
When a disaster occurs, HQ AFAS works closely with our AFAS sections at base installations in affected areas to ensure our field caseworkers have all the support they need and to make sure they are equipped to help Airmen who may be evacuated in the most comprehensive way possible.
Support During Aftermath and Recovery
During hurricanes like those we have experience in the past, the true scope of devastation sometimes isn’t realized until the storm has passed and the flooding recedes. Traditional AFAS Emergency Assistance will remain a 24/7 source of support for eligible Airmen.
For a reminder about standard eligibility requirements and the types of financial emergencies covered by AFAS 365, 24/7 visit Which Loan is Right for Me?
There When Airmen Need Us – Even During Natural Disasters