AFAS tests online loan application process

An Airman applies online for Air Force Aid Society assistance at Ramstein Air Base, July 12. The new online application process was put into place to give military members 24-hour access to apply online rather than coming into the Military and Family Readiness center during the duty day. Photo by Senior Airman Andrew Bertain

Applying for an Air Force Aid Society loan became easier through a new online application process.

Ramstein Air Base was selected as one of nine test bases for the new online process, giving Kaiserslautern Military Community service members easier access to emergency financial support.

The new application portal is active here and provides Airmen and Guardians of all ranks an opportunity to submit their applications for interest-free loans online rather than in-person at the Military and Family Readiness Center. However, the M&FRC is still open for in-person help.

“We pride ourselves on being able to help with whatever difficulties you may be going through,” said Angie Fields, M&FRC community readiness consultant. “In light of the COLA decrease and other financial challenges, our doors are always open to those who need help with applying for loans or grants, and we even offer financial counseling to help you budget your future.”

Airmen will be able to upload budget documents and fill out forms completely online, and, if approved, the loan will be directly deposited.

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AFAS is an official charity for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, and has been in operation since 1942. The M&FRC also provides financial planning courses for Airmen, Guardians and theirfamilies.
For any further questions and information, please contact the M&FRC at DSN 480-5100, commercial 06371-47-5100, or email at
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