The annual Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign began March 1. AER assists Soldiers and their family members in emergency situations to avoid financial hardship. Monetary assistance is given in the form of interest-free loans, grants or a combination of the two. Army Emergency Relief is the only organization that provides financial assistance to active-duty, retired, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and their family members as well as survivors of Soldiers that died while on active duty. AEF also provides need-based undergraduate college scholarships for spouses and children of active-duty and retired Soldiers. For more information, visit the Army Emergency Relief website or contact your unit AER representative.
For more military spouse and family resources, visit the Military.com Spouse section.