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Airman 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.

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Donor Highlights

The generosity of our donors – both fellow Airmen and friends of the USAF – allows Air Force Aid Society to always be there when our Airmen need us.

Learn more about the individuals and organizations that support AFAS and understand what helping Airmen means to them.

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Share Your Story

Whether you are an Airman who’s been helped by Air Force Aid Society or a supporter who’s committed to making a difference for Air Force families, we’d love to tell your AFAS story. Share more about what helping Airmen means to you.

AFAS News And Updates

Her Mother By Her Side

Faced with an unexpected major surgical procedure and given only 13 days to prepare for it, SrA Erin Carr really wanted her mom to be with her through the procedure and recovery. Without the budget to cover a plane ticket for her mom, she turned to the Society for help in the form of a no-interest loan. “I was completely relieved and felt more comfortable going through with the surgery because my mom would be here,” shares Carr. “I can’t imagine getting through that experience without my mom by my side.”

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Friends Who Are Now Family

AFAS provided a grant to Lt Tasha Cardinal (now a Captain) to help pay for a plane ticket home after the sudden death of her father. “Worrying about my dad’s finances was difficult enough when we were trying to grieve his loss and come to terms with him not being here anymore,” recalls Cardinal. Fortunately, the Society eased some of the stress, making a difficult time just a bit easier.

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No Strings Attached

When an unexpected financial need arose for his family, TSgt Hank Hale remembered hearing about the Air Force Aid Society back at his first duty base. He visited his current Airman & Family Readiness Center to discuss his options and he left with a no-interest loan to help. Says TSgt Hale, “There are no strings attached. Life happens, and it’s OK to ask for help.”

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