Air Force Aid Society
FOR EVERY $1 DONATED, AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY DEDICATES $3 TO HELP AIRMEN AND GUARDIANS.
Incorporated in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is an official charity of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the U.S. Space Force (USSF). AFAS strives to meet the unique needs of the Total Force and their families, as well as Air Force widows and widowers. Older than the USAF itself, AFAS traces its roots back to the great five-star General Henry “Hap” and Mrs. Bee Arnold. The Arnolds envisioned an organization that embodied the ideal of Airmen helping Airmen, which still drives our mission today.
Each year, the Society provides, on average, $15-16 million in support for Air Force and Space Force families through emergency assistance, no-interest loans or grants; education grants, scholarships, and no-interest loans; disaster relief, and through community engagement programs. Additionally, 100% of every contribution received is used to help Airmen, Guardians, National Guard, Reservists, retirees, and their families.