Airmen Helping Airmen

Air Force Aid Society

Older than the U.S. Air Force itself, AFAS traces its roots back to 1942 and the great 5-Star General Henry “Hap” Arnold. His vision of an organization that embodied the ideal of Airmen helping Airmen still drives our mission today.

Tune in and learn how we’re still delivering on this mission and continuing to make an impact in the lives of so many Air Force families.

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Older than the U.S. Air Force itself, AFAS traces its roots back to 1942 and the great 5-Star General Henry “Hap” Arnold. His vision of an organization that embodied the ideal of Airmen helping Airmen still drives our mission today. Tune in and learn how we’re still delivering on this mission and continuing to make an impact in the lives of so many Air Force families. Support this podcast

May 2020

1 min 6 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we cover the history of the Air Force Aid Society and how it came to fruition.  We also get to talk with LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN D. HOPPER, JR., USAF (RET) https://bit.ly/2WxnL7i (https://bit.ly/2WxnL7i) who is the current CEO of  the Air Force Aid Society. We also got to talk with One of the Air Force Aid Society’s distinguished volunteer Trusteeshttps://bit.ly/2Auk4Xh (https://bit.ly/2Auk4Xh), Major General Alfred K. Flowers, USAF (RET). General Alfred K. Flowers holds the distinction of being the longest serving Airman on record with the USAF, as well as the longest serving African-American service member within the Department of Defense.  You can find his book “Reflections of a Servant Leader: My Journey as the Longest Serving Airman in U. S. Air Force History” at https://amzn.to/2LswHEn (https://amzn.to/2LswHEn) We get to take a peek back in time with These two airmen  who put the Air Force’s core value Service before self through its paces.  Not only do we find out how much money Airmen made joining the AIrforce over 6 Decades ago, we also got to hear stories of 2 gentlemen who would impact the lives of many Airmen to come. If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives click on the link https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate.  Don't forget to visit our social media platforms and subscribe to the podcast. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

May 2020

33 min 34 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we hit on one of our military's key mottos. One team, one fight.  Each of our military branches has a dedicated service relief society. These societies, like the Air Force Aid Society, help that branch's service members and their families.  We had the opportunity to bring on the top leadership of each aid society. Lieutenant General (Ret.) John Hopper Air Force Aid society https://bit.ly/3g7qCLX (https://bit.ly/3g7qCLX) Lieutenant General (Ret.) Raymond Mason Army Emergency Relief https://bit.ly/3gfo8LA (https://bit.ly/3gfo8LA) Lieutenant General Jack W. Klimp, USMC (Ret.) Navy /Marine Corps relief society https://bit.ly/2XkLPJw (https://bit.ly/2XkLPJw) Rear Admiral (Ret.) Cari Thomas Coast Guard Mutual Assistance https://bit.ly/2WRNck4 (https://bit.ly/2WRNck4) They broke down a little bit about each organization, their core components, and challenges each of them face. We also got to hear how the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Hero Care Center services our service member’s, their families, and veterans. If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives click on the link https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate.  Don't forget to visit our social media platforms and subscribe to the podcast. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

May 2020

30 min 57 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we wanted to take you from  Headquarters to the Frontlines. Well not the ones you might be thinking. We wanted to give you a look inside The Air Force Aid Societies Operations.  USAF (RET) COLONEL LINDA EGENTOWICH Chief Operations Officer of the AFAS gives us that look, and explains the WHO,WHAT,WHEN,WHERE, and WHY The Airmen Helping Airmen Mission is important. Then we jump to the Frontlines with Amber Hess The community readiness specialist for the Airmen and Family Readiness Center at Luke Air Force Base. She discusses all the opportunities and resources Service members and their families have access to.  If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives click on the link https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate.  Don't forget to visit our social media platforms and subscribe to the podcast. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

May 2020

20 min 30 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we breakdown what The Air Force Aid Society was founded on, Education. You will hear about how Higher Education is a key to advancement and future success. Through the Air Force Aid Societies Education Support programs dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree.  You will get to hear first hand from recipients as they tell their stories. For more information on Education Support Programs- https://bit.ly/3ePMppL If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives click on the link https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate.  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jun 2020

11 min 35 sec

In this bonus episode we break down the The Air Force Aid Societies education support programs in a bit more detail. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms. https://bit.ly/3e5gMbq?fbclid=IwAR3l2FKiL821TmWhW8asr4unufy9ls-e83KPaUnEbqZxWIsqsEQeaQ0O5MU (https://bit.ly/3e5gMbq) For more information on Education Support Programs- https://bit.ly/3ePMppL?fbclid=IwAR2kdcnWf2wYfrJ4yozS45hZ7kHuMN0PrLzauuAuApYlV7MES3t1ZZIAAsM (https://bit.ly/3ePMppL) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives and find out ways you can donate.  https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Z1pPWu%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3UDnfYZ4LoQRaaZ-UpVbwazPhPMaSYw42WcQlUP8OF15SJQoPfB_ds6-4&h=AT01ZOuWAFs9AZYjO04korWn9fFOVI0-4wOxUa1GXEHiOH7s1Z9Qg4MkTwrBR594-swWgPypJFkKdfkeBcC08f8rpuZdgALYIQcla-ZNK98l51_AlHA9mJ5rVm-nbnJfzUzr4dIFwJxsw5apvkvQfYwFmrHlRC1b26IkE-Lu6zNbOSsUNOLVJMECf1v4z6rl2R84T8RBRCYq1ocBuCWbqVWlt1TfecOsZPXoMwta3_UH-azCT6Ts6okkIMFpe44G_SapqidiiCWKj1Y32-y53hKhzbeZDeakVf_x5KktlRgvV63QcoyC5djxOpE0ArzwG7v5A_m4dd2ohzwLr39dwwznoi7vAVYKGnaVC4anCxoqBnJo5dg0fv5FimN--TCSyZqJY5PJh_F4laD9hnXCmbVePNgiTNEBrRNlKVQcgw_vFbD3I3ay-giRD-PvWWT26d0vRm3JXva1iM5IGCeIC6KjNWcliXMVGg7SqNdiH9dYpkC09SLoJcbHq5lNOdZ-nIKARHCUw7Tx7gaLMfOHAMMUmJ_6YUK-9gr1bHNLZ69HdZ-Z2f15nKmWBVlGFCynVLWJAUHrDk_ialZXSTP-9uW0xy1xNTZzkRL325FEyXGypt4gL0c_0SzY5Nilc4cdFisSNjY (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) Support this podcast

Jun 2020

2 min 47 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we give you an introduction to The Air Force Aid Society’s Emergency Assistance program. Next we meet the Clarke family, who has been on the receiving end of emergency assistance multiple times, and has turned that into advocating for the Air Force Aid Society as one of the most important tools Airmen have at their disposal.  For more information on Emergency Assistance program’s visit https://bit.ly/30KCezh (https://bit.ly/30KCezh)  and find out more. If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate.  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jun 2020

17 min 24 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we dive into the ways you can give back to The Air Force Aid Society. We hear 3 compelling stories from donors, who are keeping the Airmen Helping Airmen mission going. For more information on how to donate visit us at www.AFAS.org Are you Interested in running your own campaign to raise funds for Air Force Aid Society today? Here are a few options to get you started. Don’t see your campaign idea here, contact the Society at (703) 972-2650 or by email fundraising@afas-hq.org . All proceeds will go directly to Air Force families. http://honor-an-airman.everydayhero.do/ (http://honor-an-airman.everydayhero.do/) http://run-for-airmen-2019.everydayhero.do/ (http://run-for-airmen-2019.everydayhero.do/) http://support-afas-for-my-birthday.everydayhero.do/ (http://support-afas-for-my-birthday.everydayhero.do/) http://help-airmen-in-crisis.everydayhero.do/ (http://help-airmen-in-crisis.everydayhero.do/) Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jun 2020

29 min 50 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we explore the community programsThe Air Force Aid Society has to offer. We explore these programs with the people who administer, and those who utilize the community programs. For more information on how to donate visit us at www.AFAS.org Are you Interested in running your own campaign to raise funds for Air Force Aid Society today? Here are a few options to get you started. Don’t see your campaign idea here, contact the Society at (703) 972-2650 or by email fundraising@afas-hq.org . All proceeds will go directly to Air Force families. http://honor-an-airman.everydayhero.do/ (http://honor-an-airman.everydayhero.do/) http://run-for-airmen-2019.everydayhero.do/ (http://run-for-airmen-2019.everydayhero.do/) http://support-afas-for-my-birthday.everydayhero.do/ (http://support-afas-for-my-birthday.everydayhero.do/) http://help-airmen-in-crisis.everydayhero.do/ (http://help-airmen-in-crisis.everydayhero.do/) Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jun 2020

14 min 42 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we Look at how Legacy and Lineage tie together. We also get to hear from Msgt Mark Attucks Sr., USAF (Ret). He is a descendent of one of Americas 1st Patriots, Crispus Attucks. We hear his story of service to our country in and out of the military, and how stories from his forefather drove his determination to continue his education even to this day. Are you Interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate visit us at www.AFAS.org If you want to run your own campaign to raise funds for Air Force Aid Society, here are a few options to get you started. Don’t see your campaign idea here, contact the Society at (703) 972-2650 or by email fundraising@afas-hq.org . All proceeds will go directly to Air Force families. http://honor-an-airman.everydayhero.do/ (http://honor-an-airman.everydayhero.do/) http://run-for-airmen-2019.everydayhero.do/ (http://run-for-airmen-2019.everydayhero.do/) http://support-afas-for-my-birthday.everydayhero.do/ (http://support-afas-for-my-birthday.everydayhero.do/) http://help-airmen-in-crisis.everydayhero.do/ (http://help-airmen-in-crisis.everydayhero.do/) Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms. Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jul 2020

10 min 55 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we wanted to take a look back, before we wrap it all up with our last 2 episodes for this season. For those who might be new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down what The Air Force Aid Society is and what they do. Then we do a brief recap of each episode of the season. We also give some insight into the impact our donors made for Airmen and their families in the fiscal year 2019.  Because of your generosity, the Air Force Aid Society was able to provide  $14.4 Million in direct assistance to over 27,000 Airmen and their families in 2019.  That information and more is available on the Air Force Aid Society’s interactive annual report.   If you haven’t had the chance to take a look yet, you can view it online at https://afas.org/disclosures/ (afas.org/disclosures) We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate visit us at http://www.afas.org (www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate If you want to run your own campaign to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, contact the Society at (703) 972-2650 or by email at fundraising@afas-hq.org.  All proceeds will go directly to Air Force families. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jul 2020

7 min 52 sec

In this episode, we here from members of the Air Force Aid Society headquarters staff. We got a chance to learn about who they are, what they do, and what drives them to be a part of this organization. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate visit us at www.AFAS.org If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the link and find out ways you can donate. https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast

Jul 2020

19 min 16 sec

In this season finale episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we learn about the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant. This grant carries on the legacy of the AFAS supporting fellow Airmen and their families. From key members of the Air Force Aid Society, we learn what defines the program, how to apply for the grant and why the program is beneficial to students and their families.  You will hear insight from CMSAF Robert D. Gaylor, Lt General John D. Hopper Jr., Colonel Linda F. Egentowich, CMSgt John A Farrell III, Sarah McNulty. and Jennifer Briel. In addition, we hear from Madison E. Reuter, a 2020 recipient of the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant. The Air Force Aid Society is offering an interest-free loan up to $1,000 to help Air Force families with dependents attending college who have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you applied for the 2020-2021 General Henry H. Arnold Education grant program, you should have received an email with instructions on how to apply for an interest-free loan for out-of-pocket college expenses, as well as extra funding if your family has been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who might be new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down what The Air Force Aid Society is and what they do. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate visit us at http://www.afas.org/ (www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Support this podcast. Support this podcast

Aug 2020

18 min 30 sec

In this first episode in Season 2 of Airmen Helping Airmen, we meet the new CEO of the Air Force Aid Society, Kaleth Wright.  Kaleth served as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force which is the highest noncommissioned officer position. He held this role from February 2017 to August 2020, and was responsible for more than 410,000 enlisted Air Force members. He also served as the advisor to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force on issues related to welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization of the enlisted force. If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us at http://www.AFAS.org (www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the link  https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Nov 2020

25 min 1 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we meet TSgt Jeffery Brown. TSgt Brown’s wife works at the Child Development Center at Holloman Air Force Base, but when COVID-19 hit, her hours were drastically cut. Still having all of their regular bills, the Browns found themselves struggling financially. Find out how TSgt Brown went to his local Airmen and family readiness center to get the help he and his family needed.  If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

9 min 41 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we showcase testimony from those who we've had the honor of assisting!  If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

11 min 32 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we showcase testimony from those who received an #AFAS food grant in partnership with Lockheed Martin. Airmen discuss what receiving this grant right before the 2020 holiday meant to them. If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

6 min 50 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we showcase the stories of those we assisted with educational grants! Also in this episode you’ll hear from Col Linda F. Egentowich, USAF (RET). She reflects on her time with the Society and how she is giving back to the Air Force Aid Society. If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of on-base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Jan 14

10 min 1 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen,  Kaleth O. Wright sits down with our partners Army Emergency Relief Director retired Army Lieutenant General Raymond Mason, and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby,  the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Senior Enlisted Advisor. They Discuss the impact exchange shoppers donations have made, What AAFES did differently in 2020 that bought a significant increase in funding for both the Air Force Aid Society, and Army Emergency Relief, and why it’s important to shop at the exchange, also they discuss how shoppers can still make a difference. If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Jan 28

41 min 29 sec

February is the month that we celebrate Black History.  We here at the Air Force Aid Society wanted to observe it in a new way with our Airmen Helping Airmen podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear from Lt Gen John D. Hopper, Jr USAF (Ret), Major General Alfred K. Flowers, USAF (Ret), Maj. Gen. Mark A. Brown USAF (Ret) , and CMSgt Dennis Fritz, USAF (Ret). They are just a few African-American Airmen who made a large impact on the lives of many. If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force and Space Force members and their families, offering college educational assistance, as well as on-base community enhancement programs. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF and USSF installations. The Society’s programs to provide no-interest loans and grants are administered, in part, by the Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? Visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on the lives of Airmen, Guardians and their families, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Feb 11

44 min 35 sec

Tune in to our 7th episode of season 2, we showcase our ongoing Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) partnerships.  #AFAS CEO K. Wright talks with the leadership from our AFAF charities about the upcoming #AFAF 2021 Campaign. Air Force Aid Society is one of four charities that benefit from your donation. Tune in to hear the great details about this year’s campaign and how your support helps #Airmen, #Guardians and their families. You can support the AFAF campaign by donating at http://afassistancefund.org/ (afassistancefund.org) or by texting AFAF to 50155. You can also support your base’s Peer to Peer campaign! If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Feb 25

30 min 17 sec

It's time for the annual Air Force Aid Society’s Charity Ball. In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen,  Diane Rauch, the 2021 charity ball committee chairmen, gives us information on what it takes to put on this event and why it's important. The United States Air Force Charity Ball is Saturday March 20th, 2021   The deadline for admission tickets is March 15 2021. Those tickets are available athttp://airforcecharityball.org/ ( airforcecharityball.org), while there check out this year's Silent auction catalog.    The auction will be held online, similar to last year. It will be updated frequently as items are received. Pick up is available in the National Capital Region and limited shipping is available. You’ll be able to bid on items like a Washington Nationals signed Baseball, Wine tastings, and a whole lot more.    Big thank you to the 2021 Charity ball Corporate sponsors, the Spouses’ Clubs and Thrift Shops for their Support for the 2021 Ball   As a reminder This years 2021 charity ball is virtual:   -VIP Reception Begins at 5:30 pm (EST). March 20 2021   -General Attendance Reception Begins at 5:30 pm (EST). March 20 2021   -The Main Event program will begin at 6:30 pm (EST). March 20 2021   - Logging into the event Links for the virtual receptions and main event will be emailed prior to the event to the email address you provided at registration.   If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Mar 11

16 min 46 sec

In this bonus Episode for season 2 of Airmen Helping Airmen we celebrate women’s history month by interviewing the 19th CMSAF JoAnne S Bass. Guest host’s MSgt Ariel Dehogues and TSgt Maria David join chief Bass to talk about what it's like serving as the CMSAF, being an Airmen, wife, and a mother in today's Air Force   If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Mar 30

49 min

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen,  Kaleth O. Wright sits down with Harriet Dominique, USAA’s Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Corporate Responsibility Officer. They discuss the importance of partnerships, Inspiring Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, and what both organizations are doing to take on these important issues.  If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Jun 10

44 min 32 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, #AFAS CEO K. Wright sits down with his long-time friend, CMSgt Roger A. Towberman the 1st Chief Master Sergeant of the newly formed Space Force.  They discuss their friendship, career paths, and the importance of mentorship. In this episode you will learn that going from wingman to guardian is not that much of a difference and at the end of the day we are all working together for our nation.  If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Jul 1

44 min 8 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, we debute our new segment “Ask Kaleth.” He  discusses his role models, rendering assistance to Space Force Guardians, what’s new with AFAS, and more. This is your time to “Ask Kaleth” submit your questions here: https://afas.org/ask-kaleth/   If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Jul 15

16 min 23 sec

In this episode of Airmen Helping Airmen, #AFAS CEO K. Wright sits down with American actor, director, musician, producer, philanthropist, and author Gary Sinise.   They discuss Gary’s early life, career paths, and the importance of service. In this episode you will learn that service before self is not limited to just our Air Force members.     If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).   #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.  Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare. #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases. We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society? For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu (https://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu) and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Jul 30

45 min 10 sec

In the season 3 Finale of Airmen Helping Airmen, #AFAS CEO K. Wright sits down with Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper Jr. USAF (Ret), former AFAS CEO and the President of Concourse Federal Group, Maj Geoff Perkins, USAF (Ret), and Jayden McDonald (Award recipient).   Tune in to learn more about the recent named grant established in honor of Lt Gen John D. Hopper Jr., USAF (Ret.) and meet  Jayden McDonald, the first student to receive the named grant!   If you are new to the Airmen Helping Airmen series, we break down the who, what, and why of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).     #AFAS is an official charity of the United States Air Force and operates as a nonprofit organization.    Through its three Programs they support the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Air Force members and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member and family welfare.   #AFAS operates worldwide at every major USAF installation. The Society’s programs to provide relief loans and grants are administered, in part, by the USAF Airman and Family Readiness Centers located at those bases.   We are grateful for your continued partnership in support of our Airmen and Guardians. Are you interested in donating to the Air Force Aid Society?   For more information on how to donate, please visit us athttp://www.afas.org/ ( www.AFAS.org) If you would like to make an impact on Airmen and their families lives, click on the linkhttps://bit.ly/2Z1pPWu ( ) https://portal.afas.org/donate/?freq=1&isMemoriam=0 and find out ways you can donate Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit us on our social media platforms.  Remember none of this is possible without you! Thank you for supporting this podcast. Support this podcast

Oct 27

21 min 42 sec