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Department of the Air Force
Air Force Aid Society
6001 Arnold Street
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
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.
“An emergency is a sudden and unexpected medical condition, or the worsening of a condition, that threatens your life, limb, or sight and requires immediate treatment. Emergency care is normally provided at a hospital emergency room.”
No matter how well you have planned, emergencies do happen.
What should you do in case of an emergency while you are traveling? Contact your command and inform them of the emergency. Then follow the guidance given from your command exactly.
Emergency: Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
“Urgent care pertains to those medically necessary services that are required for an illness or injury that is not considered an emergency but has the potential for further disability or death if treatment is delayed for longer than 24 hours”
Urgent: See any TRICARE-authorized provider
Prescriptions: Military treatment facility pharmacy: www.tricare.mil/mtf TRICARE or 877-363-1303
Tinker AFB is located in the TRICARE East Region 800-444-5445
The Military and Family Readiness Center supports all branches of the military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard) and their respective relief societies. These nonprofit organizations assist their members in taking care of their own through interest-free loans and grants for basic needs. National Guard and reserve personnel on Title 10 USC orders are also eligible for emergency assistance as well as retirees and widows.
The following are examples of some of the financial needs that could qualify you to receive emergency financial assistance.
Contact the M&FRC for questions at 405-739-2747. To access the application instructions/information visit https://portal.afas..org/ea-eligilibity/
For Navy, Army and other military branch please call Red Cross 877-272-7337
What if it’s after hours or the weekend…how do I get the help I need? If it’s an emergency that cannot wait until the next workday, contact the after-hours number for American Red Cross assistance by calling 877-272-7337. They can assist you no matter what branch of service that you are with. Be sure to identify yourself as a military member and indicate your branch of service when making your request.
If you have an emergency while in transit (vehicle breaks down, etc.) and you’re not near a base or a post, please contact the local American Red Cross and ask to speak with someone in the military area. Through our agreement with the American Red Cross, you can be assisted wherever you are.
American Red Cross also provides emergency messages to the military member regarding family emergencies that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need to send a message, please contact the local American Red Cross at 405-228-9500. Contact the local Red Cross for messages to include verification of death or serious illness of immediate family, birth announcements, health and welfare reports to service members.
Make sure you have all your important papers with you during your PCS. Remember to include your commander's, first sergeant's and sponsor's telephone numbers. They can be invaluable to you in case of an emergency while you are in transit. Make sure to keep all document in a binder in a page protector and secured while traveling. Take pictures of your belongings. Take videos of you electronics, showing that they are working and take them with you. Refill and carry all your prescriptions to include your spouse, kids and even pets.
Food Pantry was established to help individuals in a time of need. It is available at the Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC). Eligibility for pantry usage is active-duty military, their dependents and National Guard or reservists on orders. Retirees and Department of Defense civilians may be serviced on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Military and Family Readiness Center to set up an appointment or for any questions at 405-739-2747.
Airman's Attic is available to active-duty military E6 and below, their dependents and National Guard or reservist on orders. Airman Attic's operation hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Limit one bag and one large item. Contact the Military and Family Readiness Center with any questions at 405-739-2747.