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NEWS | Feb. 22, 2013

Army Emergency Relief campaign runs March 1 to April 30

By Barron Henry Army Emergency Relief

The 2013 Army Emergency Relief campaign begins March 1 and runs through April 30.
The kick-off is from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the Warfighter and Family Readiness Center, Building 2797.

The campaign theme is "Supporting Soldiers and their Families: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."

In 2011, Army Emergency Relief provided $77.5 million in assistance to more than 64,000 Soldiers and their families.

Under the streamlined command referral program, company commanders and first sergeants have the authority to approve AER loans for Soldiers up to $1,500.

In 2012, AER added four new categories of assistance to include: family member dental care, basic furniture needs, rental vehicles and replacement vehicles.

Soldiers requiring AER assistance should contact their unit chain of command.

Soldiers and families not near an Army installation can get AER assistance at an Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard installation from the Air Force Aid Society, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance respectively, or from the American Red Cross call center at 877-272-7337 after local AER offices have closed.

Additional program information is available at or