The U.S. Army's 2022 AER Campaign

80 Years of Soldiers Helping Soldiers

  • 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)

Military service members face unique challenges. Army Emergency Relief was created to alleviate financial distress as an incident to service. Financial assistance is available to active duty, retired and eligible reserve component Soldiers.

For 80 years, AER has been the conduit through which Soldiers provide financial support to their brothers and sisters in arms. Since 1942, AER has supported 4 million Soldiers with nearly $2 billion in financial assistance, including $1 billion since 9/11. Contributions to AER are tax deductible.

The 2022 Campaign ended June 30. 

A group of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians stand on a stage and pose for a photo whilst holding a trophy.

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As the AER rep for my unit and someone who has utilized AER, I make sure that my Soldiers know the information and aren’t afraid to come to leadership when they need financial help.

—Sgt. Travis Watson, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

2022 AER Campaign at USAG Stuttgart


People First!

Army Emergency Relief is an invaluable resource to take care of our people while ensuring we will always be prepared to “Fight to Win Our Nation’s Wars.” AER plays a critical role in helping members of the Army team facing financial difficulties and unexpected challenges. AER provides our Soldiers a helping hand when they need it most.

—Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army Chief of Staff

—Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army