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AER closely coordinates with what other organization?
American Red Cross
What is AER?
AER is a private, nonprofit organization to collect and hold funds to relieve distress of members of the Army and their dependents.  AER provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.
What does AER stand for?
Army Emergency Relief
What is the Army Regulation that covers AER?
AR 930-4
Are you required to contribute to AER to receive help?
Who does AER help?
  • Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
  • Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve) on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their dependents.  (This applies to soldiers on AD for training (ADT) or serving under various sections of title 10, United States Code).
  • Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability, or retired upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their dependents.
  • Widows (ers) and orphans of soldiers who died while on active duty or after they retired.
How are monetary contributions made to AER?
Cash,check or allotment
When is the AER annual fund campaign held army-wide?
March 01through May 15
How does AER provide financial assistance?
AER provides financial assistance by either a loan without interest, a grant or a combination of both
What is the purpose of AER?
AER provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.
What is the dollar limit on AER loans?
There is no dollar limit.  AER Assistance will meet your emergency need.
Failure to repay an AER loan (unless repayment would cause undo hardship) will cause the Soldier's name to be placed on an AER restricted list which is disseminated Army-wide. What does this mean for the Soldier?
Individuals who appear on this list will not be approved for AER assistance without the specific prior approval of HQ AER.
What is the AER Motto?
"Helping the Army Take Care Of its Own"
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 1-6 / PDF 5)
The minimum amount that can be contributed to AER through allotment is what amount?
1 dollar each month for 3 months
How is AER funded?
Through Voluntary Contributions from Soldiers (tax free), through unsolicited contributions, repayments of loans, and income from investments.

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