Air Force Aid Society
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force. The Society supports the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Airmen and their eligible family members, sponsoring educational assistance programs, and offering an array of base community enhancement programs that have a positive impact on the welfare of Airmen and their families.
Who does the Air Force Aid Society Help?
- Active Duty Air Force members and their dependent family members
- Retired Air Force members
- Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve personnel on extended active duty over 15 days under Title 10 U.S.C.
- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard members who are away from their home base or stationed in the local area
Air Force Aid Society emergency financial assistance is provided to Airmen and their families to meet immediate needs in an emergency. The Society is able to provide interest free loans and grants due to gracious donors.
- Up to $750 loan, only to be used for basic living expenses, vehicle expenses, emergency travel, or medical/dental expenses
- Repayment will be allotment for 3-10 months
Air Force Aid Loan
- Amount of loan is based on individual circumstances
- Assistance given for basic living expenses, medical/dental care, funeral expenses, respite care, vehicle repairs, pay/allotment problems, disasters and other emergencies
Applying for an AF Aid Loan is as easy as 1-2-3
1. Complete the application at www.afas.org
2. ID card and current LES required
3. Call and schedule an appointment at the Airman & Family Readiness Center 777-4681
Civilian Resources: If you are a civilian in need of assistance please visit www.feea.org.
General Arnold Education Grant
Provides grants to dependent children of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reservist on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, or deceased Air Force member. Spouses or surviving spouses of an active duty AF member are also eligible. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Applications are accepted November through March at www.afas.org.
Youth Employment Skills (YES)
This is an opportunity for dependants of active duty Air Force members in grades 9-12 to learn valuable work skills while making a positive impact in the Hill AFB community. YES students will "bank" $4 per hour volunteered on base towards post-secondary education/training, for a maximum of $1000.
To learn more or enroll contact the Youth Center at 801-777-2419.
The Air Force Aid Society offers a variety of programs that improve member/family welfare
Give Parents a Break
Recognizing that Air Force families are subject to unique stresses due to the nature of military life; deployments, family seperations, and extended working hours. The AFAS has a special program to give parents an occasional break providing childcare at the Child Development Center and/or Youth Center.
Active Duty Air Force families eligible for the Give Parents a Break program include those where a parent is feeling stress due to:
- The military member being deployed due to TDY
- Having a child with special needs
- An emergency situation, such as illness of a family member
- Unique circumstances or hardships
- A referral certificate can be obtained at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
Childcare for PCS
Because moving can be an emotional as well as financial strain on our Air Force families, Air Force Aid Society has developed a program that provides up to 20 hours of childcare per child with a Family Child Care provider. Families Can receive childcare within 60 days of arrival and/or departure of a PCS move.
Bring your PCS orders to the Airman & Family Readiness Center to obtain your certificate.
Childcare for Voluteers
Air Force Aid Society will pay for childcare with a Family Child Care provider for Air Force spouses who volunteer at base agencies while supporting the Hill AFB community.
If you are in need of a volunteer opportunity call the Volunteer Coordinator or to see if your volunteer work qualifies for this program call 801-777-4681.
Car Care Because We Care
In order to minimize the stress on both the spouse and service member during deployment, the Air Force Aid Society developed a program to provide a free oil change to spouses of Air Force members who are deployed 30 days or more or who are assigned to a one-year remote tour. Services are provided at the base Firestone
To receive an oil change voucher, bring a copy of the member's order after the member has been deployed more than 30 days.
Bundles for Babies
This class is offered to expecting parents to learn about preparing for your new baby, budgeting for your baby, car seat safety, childcare options, and marriage with children. Expecting parents receive a bundle of baby items provided by Air Force Society valued over $75.
To sign up for this class call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.