I first became involved with AER as a junior enlisted soldier donating money to support my brothers and sisters at arms. Years later the day had come when I needed the assistance of AER. PCS’n at times can riddles with financial surprises. After experiencing a no rate change in my BAH, DFAS later recouped the excess BAH which left me with no pay due. This mean I needed money to pay rent. After exhausting what little savings I had, I turned to ACS and was provided with the much needed funds needed to pay my rent! My hope is that we all do our part to contribute to AER so that soldiers and their families are able to receive the same help that I was blessed with.