AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY
Joint Base Andrews Military & Family Support Center
Bldg 1191 Menoher Dr
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Hours of Operation
(Closed on Holidays and AFDW Family Days)
According to the http://www.afas.org the mission of the Air Force Aid Society is to support Airmen and enhance the Air Force mission by relieving emergency financial distress, helping the dependents of Airmen achieve their educational goals, and improving the quality of life for Airmen and their families through proactive and special programs.
The AFAS Falcon Loan program is a streamlined application process to provide Airmen with expedited, no-interest loans up to $1,000 for specific financial emergencies.
AFAS Standard Assistance may be in the form of a no-interest loan or grant. The purpose is to help Airmen stabilize emergency situations to better focus on the Air Force mission.
Bundles For Babies
If you are an active duty member or spouse of an active duty member who is expecting a baby or is a parent at Joint Base Andrews, you are encouraged to contact the M&FRC to sign up for a “Bundles for Babies” class and upon completion of the class, receive a free gift card for the base BX. The class offers you information that focuses on budgeting for your new baby from conception to college years and a chance to find out what support programs are available on-base and in the community.
Childcare for PCS
Up to 20 hours of free child care, per child, is available through the Family Child Care program to military members PCSing in or out of Joint Base Andrews. Childcare must be used within 60 days upon arrival or 60 days prior to departure. Visit the M&FRC with a copy of your orders to obtain a voucher.
Car Care Because We Care
The Car Care Because We Care Program is designed to keep the primary family vehicle of deployed active duty Air Force members in top running condition by providing preventive vehicle maintenance. This maintenance includes oil/filter change, lubrication, and vehicle safety checks on a grant basis. The voucher is available for spouses of active duty air force members deployed for more than 30 days, spouses of active duty Air force members assigned to a remote tour, and first-term Airmen. To receive your voucher, you may visit the M&FRC with a copy of your spouse’s orders if you are the spouse. First ten Airmen have to come in and have a budget with a PFC.
Heart Link New Spouse Orientation
The Heart Link Program is an orientation offered on a quarterly basis to acquaint new Air Force Spouses with the Air Force way of life. This program strengthens military families and enhances mission readiness. Appreciating that spouses play an important role in re-enlistment decisions, therefore impacting retention, a major program goal is to help spouses, especially those with the Air Force five years or less, acclimate to the Air Force/military environment. All spouses – new to the Air Force family or new to Joint Base Andrews-are welcome to attend.
According to www.afas.org AFAS helps Air Force families offset the cost of college education. They provide educational grants, scholarships and loans to the dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Air Force members. The following scholarships are available to those eligible to apply.
General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
Grants are awarded to qualifying Air Force dependents. Grants range from $500 to $4,000, with specific amounts awarded based upon financial need. For more information please check out the website for information. www.afas.org.
Each year AFAS awards a number of $5,000 merit-based scholarships to eligible incoming freshman college students, as a complement to the needs-based support allocated through the Arnold Education Grants program.
Supplemental Loan Program
Knowing that incidental college expenses for books, fees, and supplies can be challenging financially for families already facing tuition, room, and board costs, AFAS offers a no-interest $1,000 Supplemental Education Loan to help with these expenses.