By Bo Joyner , Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command public affairs
/ Published June 04, 2021
Earlier this year, the Air Force Aid Society rolled out a new logo. This new logo represents an homage to a rich heritage strongly rooted in our connection to the U.S. Air Force, and a nod to our exciting future directions as the official charity serving and supporting a diverse, evolving Total Force. This is especially meaningful as we celebrate 75 years of Helping Airmen this year. The design choices represented in our new AFAS logo were purposeful and carry much symbolism and meaning. We’ve created this informative anatomy infographic to share the deeper meaning and connections within. (Courtesy graphic from AFAS)
The Air Force Aid Society is now providing emergency assistance to all Airmen and Guardians, regardless of duty status.
Before the change in policy took effect on May 6, only Reservists or Guardsmen on an active-duty status were eligible for AFAS emergency assistance.
“This is great news for our Reserve Citizen Airmen,” said Mandie Holovach, Air Force Reserve Command’s Airman and Family Readiness program specialist. “AFAS provides emergency assistance when unexpected financial emergencies arise, and now their no-interest loans and grants are available to Reservists in all statuses.”
AFAS is the official charity of the Air Force. It promotes the Air Force mission by helping to relieve the distress of Air Force members and their families and assist in financial aspects of their education.
Reserve Citizen Airmen living within 50 miles of an Air Force installation can apply at https://my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx.
Members can locate an installation by visiting https://afas.org/contact-locations/. If not within 50 miles of an Air Force installation, but within 50 miles of another branch of service’s installation, members can apply through Navy Marine Corp Relief, Army Emergency Relief or Coast Guard Mutual assistance. If there is not a military installation within 50 miles, members can contact the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337 for assistance.
For more information, contact your local A&FR office or center or visit https://afas.org/.