Official Nonprofit of the U.S. Army

Soldiers helping Soldiers since 1942

  • U.S. Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment scale the cliffs like Rangers did during Operation Overload 75 years ago at Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, June 5, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)

The level of attention, responsiveness, and professionalism with which I was treated speak volumes about AER. No hassle, positive attitudes, and a quick turnaround. I am grateful for this assistance, which comes right on time!

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army headshot. He is in uniform and the United States flag is behind him.

Message from the Chairman

“Army Emergency Relief has always been an important tool for Commanders.  In my nearly 40 years of service, I repeatedly witnessed the impact Army Leaders had on their Soldiers’ lives by sending them to their AER Office for financial assistance.

AER provided $70 million in loans and grants to 40,000 Soldiers and Families in 2019. This incredible amount of assistance was possible due to the support of our generous donors. Since our founding in 1942, this organization has relied on the comradery and generosity that exists between our men and women in uniform.”

–  Gen. John F. Campbell, Chairman, U.S Army Retired

You can make a difference.

Contributing to AER is the most direct way to help Soldiers.

90 cents of every dollar donated goes straight to Soldiers and Families in need.

Sandra Carter, U.S. Army Retired smiles at the camera as she sits in uniform with a backpack on.

Providing a lifeline

“Army Emergency Relief provided me with a lifeline at a time when my hope was severely tested. The amazing caring exhibited by the staff cannot be overstated. The ability to participate in a program for service members that provides emergency financial assistance at a time when need is highest evokes an incredible feeling of thankfulness to those who honor the Soldier’s commitment and sacrifice. I will always be grateful!”

– Sandra Carter, U.S. Army Retired

I really appreciate the thoroughness of AER. In a time of financial uncertainty, AER provided financial support and alleviated a great deal of anxiety and insecurity.

  • 4 Million

    Soldiers assisted since 1942
  • $2 Billion

    Assistance provided since 1942
  • $1 Billion

    Assistance provided since 9/11