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Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
To apply for Emergency Financial Assistance please go to https://portal.afas.org/ea-elibility/ and complete the online application process. This is the process for all service members and retirees who are within 50 miles of Buckley SFB, regardless of branch of service. If this is your first time using the new AFAS system, be sure to use your personal email address when registering on the site.
If you started an application for assistance and are returning to the site to complete the process, please go to https://portal.afas.org/my-applications/.
Once you have completed and submitted the application with supporting documentation, you will receive a verification email from HQ-AFAS. Your application will be routed to HQ-AFAS in Arlington, VA and one of their caseworkers will call you from a 703 or 571 area code to discuss your case.
If you are experiencing difficulty with the process, call HQ-AFAS at 703-972-2604 for assistance.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross has the ability to communicate with your home about a family emergency and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes verification of death or serious illness in the immediate family, birth announcements to fathers deployed in remote locations and health/welfare reports resulting from a lack of communication over a long period of time.
For Emergency Leave Travel Assistance, call the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337 and they will assist you with your travel.
In the event of a health emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room (there is no Emergency Room on Buckley SFB). Be sure to also follow-up with your PCM and/or contact the Buckley Military Treatment Facility, 720-847-WELL or 720-847-9355.
In the event of a financial emergency and you are applying for assistance ensure you submit your supporting documents Leave & Earnings Statement, Utilities statements, Lease Agreement and etc. to the appropriate agency. In preparation for a non-financial emergency during transit keep a listing of telephone numbers to your unit Commander's Support Staff orderly room, Sponsor, Military Personnel Section, and/or the telephone for the installation operator.
In the event of an emergency while traveling, contact the Buckley SFB Command Post (720-847-4600), unit Commander's Support Staff (orderly room), sponsor, and/or the American Red Cross (303-722-7474) for the Mile High Area (greater-Denver metropolitan area).