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.
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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.
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AFAS News And Updates
The two great loves of Lila Hess’s life were her husband, retired USAF Colonel Alfred Sidney “Sid” Hess and the U.S. Air Force that he served in for more than 30 years. It is a fitting and poetic legacy, then, that the estate of Mrs. Hess has been graciously gifted to the Air Force Aid Society to help Airmen in need of assistance.read more
“Donating to AFAS is so important because the Society supports our greater Air Force family,” Thetis explains. She encourages people to “support AFAS so they can support us.” Thetis and her husband instilled this way of thinking in their kids. After MSgt Hoch passed away recently, both children asked that donations be made to AFAS in lieu of flowers, just a small way to pay it forward so that the Society may be there for another Air Force family.read more
Jacinta grew up in a military family, her father retired from the Air Force as a Technical Sergeant. Even her mom worked at the Department of Defense in a civilian role. Jacinta loved the opportunities to meet new people, see new places and experience different cultures – hallmarks of growing up a military kid. But with two siblings, Jacinta was going to need financial assistance to make her educational dreams happen.read more