Air Force

March 22, 2012

Air Force aiding Airmen

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Air Force Aid assists Airmen in numerous ways whether it’s getting them home for a loved one’s sickness, passing or to assist in helping Airmen pay bills they cannot afford.

Among the Air Force non-profit organizations is Air Force Aid is one of the most popularly used.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Perris Coleman, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron unit fitness program manager, lost his brother and was able to get home the day he found out with the help of Air Force Aid, to be with his family.

“As a two-striper, I was able to get to San Francisco, California from Okinawa, Japan in a matter of a day, with the help of my First Sergeant and Air Force Aid,” said Coleman.

Air Force Aid not only helps Airmen with emergency travel, it also helps with bills, childcare, emergency rent assist, mortgage assist, funerals, telephone bills, food, and the majority being vehicle repair when Airmen don’t have enough money in savings.

This non-profit organization gets its support from Air Force funds; Airman and Family Readiness does not solicit donations but some people who have used the aid give back to show their appreciation.

If any Airmen need to utilize this organization, they simply need to either visit their Airman and Family Readiness Center or go online, have identification card and current leave and earnings statement and let the employees know what they need it for, fill out some papers and if it’s an emergency the Readiness Center will write out a check of up to $750.

The loan or money that Airmen receive is called a Falcon loan; this doesn’t require budget information, backup documentation, or First Sergeant/Commander approval.

The Air Force’s mission is to help relieve as much stress to Air Force members and their families by assisting them in financial issues.

For more information, visit http://www.afas.org/Assistance/FalconLoan.cfm or contact your local Airmen and Family Readiness Center.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz

Tucson hosts Welcome Home BBQ for Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz Local Tucson community is showing their appreciation by hosting a “Welcome Home” barbeque at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 3. The barbeque will be held at Bama Par...
 
 
WEBFitness_pict

What to know about Fitness Assessments

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Airmen execute the timed sit up portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 27. The FA consists of a body compos...
 
 
MQ_pict

New program aimed to improve MQ-1/9 community begins at ACC

MQ_pict Air Combat Command’s new program Culture and Process Improvement Program. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The initial stage of Air Combat Command’s new program, the Culture and Process Improvement Prog...
 

 
RecordBraking_pict

D-M breaks deployment records

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — Since the beginning of 2015, 1,252 personnel and 596 short tons of cargo have been deployed out of D-M.  “This was the biggest cargo movement ever on this base, and the bigg...
 
 
AZDMV_pict

DMV services at Davis-Monthan

A Department of Motor Vehicles office is located here that is available to all who have base access. The DMV is located in building 4300 in the southeast Fifth Street and Madera Street across from the 355th Civil Engineer Squad...
 
 
BBB_pict

Beware of unauthorized sports tickets websites

Tucson, AZ – Better Business Bureau warns against purchasing sports tickets from unauthorized outlets. With the football season approaching sports fans might do anything to get their hands on tickets at a discounted price...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>