Together Let’s Help Our Airmen and Families In Need
Since 2004, the Air Force Officers’ Spouses Club (AFOSC), has raised over $7.25 million for the benefit of Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) – the official charity of the United States Air Force.
AFAS supports the Air Force mission by providing emergency financial assistance, sponsoring needs-based education grants, and offering an array of community programs to Airmen and their families worldwide. In 2014 alone, $16.9 million in direct assistance was provided to over 61,000 Air Force members.
This initiative by AFOSC to help our great Airmen has grown each year and is now one of the largest fundraisers sponsored by a military spouses’ organization.
The 2017 US Air Force Charity Ball will be held on April 1, 2017 at The Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. Over 800 members of the extended Air Force community will enjoy an elegant dining and entertainment experience, including the much anticipated Silent Auction. Hundreds of treasures from around the world, including original works of art, consumer electronics, vacation experiences, sporting events, unique furniture pieces and home accessories will be available for bidding.
However, our primary focus and what matters most are the Airmen and families that benefit from AFAS programs. It is their narratives and success stories that are our greatest treasure and drive our commitment to the Charity Ball.
Please join us as we continue this legacy of support for the amazing Airmen that comprise our great Air Force.
Active Duty Technical Sergeant
Early in my wife’s pregnancy, our baby was diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and we were referred to specialists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. We were warned that our baby would most likely come early and it was highly recommended that we stay in the Cincinnati area to ensure our baby could receive the expert and specialized care she required. Our little miracle, Clara, arrived at 36 weeks and 6 days. We are forever grateful to the kindness and generosity of the Air Force Aid Society. With the assistance of AFAS we were able to stay in Cincinnati without financial hardship before our daughter was born. The funds for our family were truly priceless!
Active Duty Airman First Class
I just want to say thank you so much!! My sister was involved in a 3-story balcony collapse and needed to be airlifted to a big hospital. I wouldn’t be seeing her if it wasn’t for this wonderful program!! Again, thank you – eternally grateful!
Daughter of Retired Master Sergeant
I want to say a big thank you for your support the past 4 years while I attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. I loved every minute of my 4 years there and feel I accomplished many things during my time in college. I received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Occupational Management with two minors: Leadership and Legal Studies. This would not have been possible without your help. Again, thank you for your support. I will go out and try to make a difference in this world!