Supporting Our Air Force Family in Crisis

As with any battle we fight, we will be most successful when we work together. AFA has formed the COVID-19 Airman’s Assistance Fund (CAAF). With a mission to take care of our Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force, USAF and veterans, and their families during these trying times, AFA’s COVID-19 Airman’s Assistance Fund will:

  • Provide up to $500 in emergency assistance grants to Airmen and their families for essentials such as groceries, bill pay, and medical needs
  • Provide up to $1,000 in grants to Air Force First Sergeants to support their efforts to maintain the morale and welfare of the enlisted members in their squadron
  • Provide up to $1,000 in grants to support small businesses as they provide support for Airmen, base operations, emergency first responders, and the medical community during this crisis

The Air Force Association has been supporting our Airmen and their families before the Air Force was its own branch. We will continue to do all we can to take care of our Airmen, Space professionals and their families. We are all in this together. Our Air Force, and our nation, will come out on top and we will be stronger together.


Grant applications will become available soon! Check back for how to apply to AFA's COVID-19 Airman's Assistance Fund.


"Family can be a spouse, a parent, a child, a friend, a wingman, a neighbor. Our families sacrifice and serve along with us. Their strength is our strength." ~(Former) CMSAF James A. Cody

We are bringing history directly to you! The virtual fundraising event will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:00PM Eastern. It includes a special screening of the 20 minute version of the film, The Lafayette Escadrille, a behind the scenes look and Q&A session with the filmmakers, a happy hour with a featured drink (ingredients and recipe) and toast, and special guests with insight on this legendary moment in history. The filmmakers, Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer will present how they made the film, where the scenes took place, etc. The event will be free with a suggested contribution of your choosing to support AFA’s current initiative, the COVID-19 Airman’s Assistance Fund (CAAF). Register today!

More Opportunities

For corporate donor opportunities for the COVID-19 Airman's Assistance Fund, please contact Perry Currier at 


Due to recent tax law changes resulting from the Coronavirus stiumulus bill, taxpayers will be able to claim up to $300 in cash contributions made to a nonprofit charity this year as a deduction from their gross income if they take the standard deduction on their 2020 tax return. This deduction will ultimately reduce the amount of your income that's taxable.