AIRMEN STORIES

Helping Airmen is the singular philosophy driving everything at Air Force Aid Society. More than 45,000 assists in 2017, over $15.1 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.

A BOOST OVER THE FINAL HURDLE

Staff Sergeant Andrew Chadbourn first heard about Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) nearly a decade ago, in his early days as a newly minted Airman. Like lots of young Airmen, he didn’t think much about it at the time. As he puts it, “it wasn’t until the chips were down that the AFAS came back to mind.”

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A GRANDFATHER’S LAST WISH

AFAS helps a young Airman honor his grandfather’s dying wish with a final visit home. Airman First Class Cody Olwine enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) because he wanted greater opportunity than he felt his small Indiana hometown could provide for him. With that opportunity, he also found a greater sense of family and community. “The Air Force is so much more than just a family. It’s having co-workers that care and genuinely try to help out in all aspects of life,” he shares.

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