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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)

Special Message from 37th VCSA

An Army general in uniform speaks at a podium.

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 $44.8 million in loans and grants to almost 26,000 Soldiers and families in 2021. 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 camaraderie and generosity that exists between our men and women in uniform.”

—Retired Gen. John F. Campbell, AER Chairman

You can make a difference.

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

Ninety cents of every dollar donated goes straight to Soldiers and families in need.

Donations to AER are tax deductible.




Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for Military Children

“With this scholarship, I am able to attend a private institution of higher learning without incurring any debt. For this, I am deeply grateful.”

—Genesis, an English major in her university’s pre-law program

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