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Department of the Air Force
Air Force Aid Society
801 Kenny Ave.
Barksdale AFB, LA 71110-2426
If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
American Red Cross
In the Barksdale Air Force Base area, the American Red Cross provides services to all Armed Forces branches of the military and veterans. For active-duty personnel and Department of Defense employees this includes emergency communication messages available 24 hours a day, 7-days per week including verification of death or serious illness for immediate family, birth announcements for fathers deployed overseas and health and welfare reports resulting from a lack of communication over a long period of time, information and referral for family support through local community and national resources, reconnection workshops (Post-deployment skill enhancing modules) available to service members, veterans and their families, volunteer opportunities for adults and teens, health and safety courses and training for disaster preparedness and response support.
The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the Air Force and is supported through donations. The Society supports the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to meet immediate needs of Airmen and their eligible family members. Whether the emergency is a death in the family, a car repair, an unexpected dental bill, the need for respite care, or a basic living expense, AFAS is here to help in your time of need. The Society also sponsors educational assistance programs, and offer an array off base community enhancement programs that have a positive impact on the welfare of Airmen and their families. AFAS case workers are located at the Military and Family Readiness Center and can be reached at 318-456-8400. Visit www.afas.org for more information.
For immediate emergency assistance, the security forces law enforcement desk at Barksdale can be reached at 318-456-2551. Our sexual assault response coordinator can be reached at 318-456-7272.