U.S. Army's 79th Annual AER Campaign

  • 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 (AER) 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 79 years, Army Emergency Relief (AER) has been the conduit through which Soldiers provide financial support to their brothers and sisters in arms. Since 1942, AER has supported two million Soldiers with nearly $4 billion in financial assistance, including $1 billion since 9/11.


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.

Michael Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army

James C. McConville, General, United States Army,
Chief of Staff

  • SMA Grinston Campaign PSA
  • Campaign Kick-Off w/ LTG (R) Mason & CSM (R) Durr
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AER is an exceptional service that helps military service members overcome financial hardship. I support AER with annual donations to help other Soldiers in financial distress.