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Society welcomes honorable mr. Hale to
Board of Trustees
Air Force Aid Society is pleased to welcome the Honorable Robert F. Hale as the newest member of our Board of Trustees. The Hon Mr. Hale served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2014, as well as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 1994 to 2001. Currently he is a Fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. He brings almost four decades of defense related financial management experience to the Society. Learn more about the Hon Mr. Hale, as well as our other outstanding Board of Trustees members.
In April 2015, Kristin, an active duty Airman, received the news that her father was gravely ill and was advised to come home as quickly as possible – his prognosis was not good. With no budget for an unexpected last-minute flight from San Antonio to Chicago, she reached out to the Air Force Aid Society for help. AFAS assistance allowed Kristin to quickly reach her father and be there for his final moments:
“I submitted my request for Emergency Leave without knowing what flights were available, and I had no available funds. Air Force Aid Society was able to literally “sweep” me home within four hours, where I was able to spend the most important fifteen minutes of my dad’s life. We shared an emotional approval of departure through touch, and upon holding his hand, I knew he was at peace and said good bye.
I am extremely grateful to our Air Force Aid Society. They supported me both mentally and financially when I needed them. They generously and without hesitation, granted me the transportation and funds to be with my dad and family. It was truly amazing and I can never be more thankful. In their strong support of my situation, they lifted much weight off my mind. They are surely a reflection of the core values of our military profession -- “integrity”, “service” and “excellence”. I will never forget them!!"