AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY
Joint Base Andrews Military & Family Support Center
Bldg 1191 Menoher Dr.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Hours of Operation
Mon-Wed & Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
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. This 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 both 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 PCS-ing in or out of Joint Base Andrews. Child care 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 changes, 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-term Airmen have to come in and have a budget with a PFC.
EFMP Financial Assistance
Q-Coded EFMP Families of Active duty service members, Active Guard Reserve (AGR), Guard/Reserve on Full-Time orders, and Traditional Guard/Reserve on long-term orders can receive up to $3,000 per EFMP-enrolled family member over a 5-year period for adaptive equipment, assistive technology devices, specialized activity fees (including siblings), or membership fees for organizations that provide special needs services. Apply on the AFAS.org website by filling out an application for Standard Assistance; Q Code verification required. No budget needed.
Pet OCONUS PCS Transportation
Active duty Airmen/Guardians, Guard and Reserve members PCS-ing OCONUS can receive up to $1,000 to financially assist with their cat or dog transportation overseas or back to the States. Apply on the AFAS.org website by filling out an application for Standard Assistance; Budget, PCS orders, pet transportation invoice, and LES required.
Dorm Relocation Assistance
Active duty Airmen/Guardians who receive official unit notification requiring assigned on-base dorm rooms to be vacated can receive $500 to assist with their move from the dorms. Vouchers are provided by First Sergeants.
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 who have been with the Air Force for five (5) 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, the 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 who are 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 on 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 financially challenging for families already facing tuition, room and board costs, AFAS offers a no-interest $1,000 Supplemental Education Loan to help with these expenses.
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