The Air Force Aid Society is a non-profit organization that helps the Air Force take care of its Airmen in emergencies through interest-free loans or grants for basic needs.
The following are examples of some of the financial needs that could qualify Airmen for emergency financial assistance:
Other Airman and Family Readiness Center programs include:
- Rent or mortgage payment to prevent eviction or foreclosure, when circumstances warrant
- Money to purchase food
- Money for travel to a family member's funeral
- Help pay utility bills to avoid being shut off
- Car repair for a mechanical failure
- Unexpected medical expenses
- Grants for education
- Bundles for Babies
- Car Care Because We Care
- Child Care for PCS
- Give Parents A Break
- Heart Link
- Phone Home Program
New Falcon Loan Program: This program provides an interest-free loan of $750 or less, designed to meet the types of short-term financial needs of Airmen on active duty who might otherwise have to resort to a high-interest lender. Applying for the falcon loan is as easy as 1-2-3-4:
- Download the application from the AFAS website »
- Get your Air Force ID card and current Leave and Earnings Statement
- Provide Title 10 U.S.C. orders and avoid check Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard personnel only)
- Go to the Airman and Family Readiness Center
Some of these short-term financial needs are basic living expenses (rent, mortgage, food, phone, utilities and gasoline), vehicle expenses (payment, repair and insurance), emergency travel, and medical and dental expenses.
For more information or assistance for emergency financial help or education, contact your local Air Force Aid Society representative at your Airman and Family Readiness Center.