AER offers assistance for those affected by Clarksville tornado

UPDATE (Dec. 29): Starting Jan. 2, 2024, Army Emergency Relief will begin assisting Soldiers and Army Families in their efforts to return to normalcy following the Dec. 9 tornadoes in the Fort Campbell, Kentucky, area. Those affected can submit assistance requests to the Fort Campbell AER office (270-798-5518) through Feb. 16 to help with insurance deductibles and minor home repairs. Assistance may be provided as loans, grants or combination.

Army Emergency Relief | Dec. 12, 2023

Soldiers and Army Families impacted by the tornado that struck in the Clarksville, Tennessee, area are encouraged to contact Fort Campbell’s Army Emergency Relief office for financial assistance. AER officers are located at 5662 Screaming Eagle Blvd. and can be reached at (270) 798-5518.

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Financial hardships faced by those affected by natural disasters can be devastating. As the U.S. Army’s official nonprofit, AER provides grants, loans or a combination of both to cover costs for basic essential needs like temporary lodging, food and fuel.

Those eligible for AER disaster assistance are:

  • Soldiers on active duty and their eligible Family members
  • Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity and their eligible Family members
  • Retired Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers receiving retired pay and their Family members
  • Medically retired Soldiers and their dependents, including both those placed on the Permanent Disability Retired List (PDRL) or Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL)
  • Surviving spouses and children of Soldiers who died while on active duty (including those on Title 10 Orders) or in an eligible retired status
  • Members of the Reserve Component of the Army (National Guard and Army Reserve under Title 10 U.S.C) on continuous Active Duty for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible Family members
  • Title 10, Title 32 and TPU Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers NOT mobilized, or are mobilized for LESS THAN 30 consecutive days and those activated in support of tornado relief efforts.

Assistance may be provided up to $600 as a grant for all those listed above. For active duty Soldiers, commanders should be the individuals who validate need by signing AER Form 101 prior to Soldiers requesting assistance. Any amount above $600 may be considered as a loan, grant or a combination.