Army Emergency Relief
Building 242, Ledward Barracks
Fax: DSN 354-6851, Civ: 09721-96-6851
Mon- Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on American Holidays
Since its founding in 1942, Army Emergency Relief has been taking care of Soldiers and their Families by providing financial assistance in a time of need. AER is structured on a worldwide basis to meet a variety of needs to include emergency financial aid, children and spouse scholarships, grants to Wounded Warriors and benefits for surviving Family members.
AER takes great pride in their commitment to be there when it's needed. Since inception, AER has provided over $1.2 billion in assistance. But AER's support does not stop there. AER continually looks at new and innovative ways to improve our policies and programs and expedite the process of providing assistance.
AER's goal will always be to continue maintaining the highest standards of “Helping the Army take care of its Own” which has been the hallmark of Army Emergency Relief for over 68 years.
Army Emergency Relief Loan/Grant
Based on the specific financial need. Although each loan is considered on its own merit, Army Emergency Relief will consider cases in the following areas: Travel Expenses, Loss of Funds, Medical / Dental Expenses, Essential Privately-Owned-Vehicle Repairs, Food, Rent & Utilities.
Spouse Education Assistance
Army Emergency Relief offers the dependent spouse of soldiers assigned to the United States Army Europe the Spouse Education Assistance Program. This program is designed to help Army families with the costs of post secondary undergraduate level education and vocational training to prepare the spouse for the job market. Assistance will be awarded up to half the cost of tuition per term based on relative financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, family size, special financial obligations and circumstance with a $580 maximum per academic term (up to $2900 per year).The funds must be used to assist with tuition, fees, books and supplies.
MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund
The MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund helps Army families with the costs of undergraduate level education, post secondary vocational training and preparation for acceptance by service academies for dependent children. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $5,400 per academic year. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies and room/board either on or off campus. For the 2013-2014 scholarship application, please click here.
The web application is available as hardcopy from the website or students may apply online at www.aerhq.org For more information contact AER at DSN 354-7071/6933 or Civ 09721-96-7071/6933.
Army Emergency Relief Funding
Army Emergency Relief is the standard for soldiers helping other soldiers. The annual campaign is the one time each year all soldiers have the opportunity to help their fellow soldiers with their contributions. Despite the reduction in the size of the U.S. Army, the soldier’s need for financial assistance has not diminished and is not expected to decline in the foreseeable future. Campaign contributions help assure Army Emergency Relief’s capability to make the required funds available to soldiers and their families when faced with financial emergencies.
For more information please call 354-6933/7071 or civilian 09721-966933/7071.