Providing a hand-up for Soldiers since 1942
The Army's own nonprofit organization
Army Emergency Relief was founded in 1942 by Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall. Charged with relieving undue financial stress on the force, AER had serves the enduring priorities of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
Since 1942, AER has provided $2 billion to nearly 4 million Soldiers, including $1 billion since 9/11. Through zero-interest loans, grants, and educational scholarships, AER ensures no Soldier faces financial hardship on their own.
$2 BillionAssistance provided since 1942
$1 BillionAssistance provided since 9/11
4 MillionSoldiers received assistance since 1942
- A Brief History of The Army and AER