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Department of the Air Force
Military and Family Readiness, Air Force Aid Society
382 Avenue D
Dyess AFB, TX 79607
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.
Look for and contact the nearest military installation. The Military and Family Readiness Center (325-696-5999), Army Community Service or Navy Family Support Center can provide you invaluable assistance if needed. Plan for the unexpected and it probably won't happen!
For immediate emergency assistance, please call the Sexual Abuse Response Coordinator 24-hour response line at 325-696-7272.
You may also reach command post at 325-696-1921.
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) can provide emergency financial assistance based upon need, through either interest-free loans or grants, when repayment could cause genuine hardship. To create an application follow this link: https://portal.afas.org/Signin?returnUrl=%2Fea-eligibility%2F
Categories of financial assistance include:
The AFAS officer can be reached by calling 325-696-5999 or DSN 312-461-5999. For after hour emergencies, please contact the Command Post at 325-696-1921 or DSN 312-461-1921.
The American Red Cross can also help in times of emergency. Rapid communication between service members and home about family emergencies is available 24 hours a day. These communications include verification of death or serious illness of immediate family, and birth announcements to partners or spouses deployed overseas resulting from a lack of communication over a long period of time.
The American Red Cross Big Country Chapter Abilene office can be reached by calling 325-677-2622 or may also visit the https://www.redcross.org The 24 hour Hero Care Network line can be reached at 1-877-272-7337. This 24 hour line can also connect service members to their branches emergency relief organization.
Emergency communication requests can also be submitted via the website or the American Red Cross Hero Care app.
The Salvation Army in Abilene maintains a shelter which provides temporary housing for homeless individuals. In addition, they have a retail re-sell store open to the public with clothing, furniture, bedding, toys, and household items to help establish a household at minimal cost.
You can reach the Salvation Army by calling 325-677-1408 or you may visit the Salvation Army online.
Make sure you have all your important papers with you, not packed with your household goods. Should you encounter an emergency while in route to Dyess, have the numbers for your commander, command support staff, or your sponsor. They can be invaluable in case of an emergency while in-transit.
https://www.dyessfss.com/ can also be very useful in case of an emergency.
Contact the Dyess Military and Family Readiness Center at 325-696-5999 for information and referral assistance.