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Department of the Air Force
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
135 Dover Street Peterson SFB
Bldg 350 Peterson SFB
Peterson SFB, CO 80914-1160
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.
For immediate emergency assistance, please call Security Forces at 719-554-4000 or 719-556-4000.
For victim witness programs, please contact the Legal Office (Building 350) 719-556-4871 or Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate 719-556-6625. The DAVA is located at Family Advocacy (Building 725) 719-556-8943. Mental Health, also with Family Advocacy, is 719-556-7804.
To report a sexual assault, please contact the Peterson Sexual Assault Response Center 719-556-7272.
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) provides interest-free loans and grants to active duty Air Force members, Air National Guard and Reserve personnel serving on extended active duty (more than 15 days) and their family members. Assistance is commonly provided for emergency travel, auto repairs, and basic needs like food and rent. When PCSing, AFAS also has programs for unknown moving expenses and will cover childcare for 20 hours per child through a special program. All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, the AFAS does not provide financial assistance for custody disputes, credit card bills, paying of legal bills or court fees. You may submit a request by submitting online at the AFAS website https://afas.org . To learn more about AFAS assistance, contact your Military and Family Readiness Center at 719-556-6141 or DSN 312-834-6141 or After Hours call 877-272-7337.
The American Red Cross is a great resource and is located in downtown Colorado Springs. Their address is 1040 S. 8th St. and can be reached by phone at 719-632-3563. You can also contact the After Hours at 877-272-7337 or DSN 312-834-2121 for assistance with emergency communication between members and families. Some of the programs include financial assistance, volunteer services to the hospital and dental clinics, fundraising and youth activities. Health and Safety courses are also available. Courses offered include Babysitting, First Aid, CPR, and AED. Instructor training is also available in these fields.
Before you leave, make sure you have all important papers with you - not packed with your household goods. Important documents may include titles to homes or cars, passports, driver's licenses or identification cards, marriage licenses, birth records, shot records, school records, vet records and all military identification papers. Make sure you have important phone numbers (your new squadron orderly room, Colorado Springs Regional Command Post, TMO taxi, your sponsor, etc.). Your sponsor can be invaluable in case of an emergency while in transit.
No matter how well you've planned, emergencies do happen. In case of emergency, contact the nearest American Red Cross office who will contact your commander or first sergeant for you. The 24 hr number for Red Cross is 877-272-7337. Additionally, you may call a local taxi, 719-777-7777, authorized to come on base.
Emergency Assistance Organizations and Contacts
Emergencies are unforeseen circumstances that call for immediate action. To assist at these times of high stress, there are agencies on and off-base that can either assist or refer you to the appropriate office. The Colorado Springs Regional Command Post can assist you with anything and is the fastest connection to all POC's in the Colorado Springs Region. You can reach the Colorado Springs Regional Command Post by dialing DSN: 312-834-4555 or commercial at 719-556-4555. 211 is a local information and referral program. You can reach 211 by dialing 99-211 or for emergency dial you may call the national emergency number 911. During duty hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., please call the Peterson Military & Family Readiness Center at 719-556-6141 or DSN 312-834-6141 or visit the M&FRC in building 350, room 1203.
Contact your unit first sergeant or the M&FRC, building 350 room 1203, 719-556-6141 or DSN 312-834-6141. You may also contact the Airman's Attic food locker by calling 719-556-3215.