What is Air Force Aid Society?

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Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) The Air Force Aid Society promotes the Air Force mission by assisting Air Force members and their families during times of financial difficulty. Although assistance is decided on a case-by-case basis, Air Force Aid can frequently provide assistance in the form of no-interest loans and grants for things like emergency leave travel, funeral expenses of immediate family members, relocation expenses, emergency car repairs, and basic living expenses (food, utilities, rent). In addition, AFAS provides funding for many Family Support Center programs such as Bundles for Babies, Nursing Moms (loan of $200 to help pay for breast pump rental or purchase), Respite Care Program, Give Parents A Break Program, Car Care Because We Care, disasters (AFAS will supplement if necessary after the Red Cross assists), Childcare for Volunteers, and Child Care for PCS. In addition, AFAS sponsors the General Henry Arnold Education Grant Program (a $1500.00 education grant to eligible applicants), and Spouse Tuition Assistance (for those stationed overseas).