Our Impact

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.

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.

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

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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Freedom to Choose

As the oldest child, Erick Akins strives to be a role model for his younger brothers. Going to college was a dream of his, one that would let him be the first in his generation to attend college on his mother’s side. Not wanting to burden his family with financial loans, Erick just needed some financial assistance to get there.

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