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AFAF campaign kicks off at Andersen

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  • By Senior Airman Jacqueline Ellis
  • 36th Wing Legal Office
This year's Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off March 18 and runs through April 28. The yearly fund raiser offers Airmen the opportunity to contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations.

Going on for more than 30 years, 100 percent of designated AFAF contributions will benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force people, surviving spouses and families. 

People can contribute through cash, check, money order or payroll deduction to:

-- The Air Force Aid Society, which provides Airmen and their families with worldwide emergency financial assistance, education assistance and an array of base level community-enhancement programs. Base family support centers have full details on programs and eligibility requirements. Information is also available online at

-- The Air Force Enlisted Village Indigent Widow's Fund in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., near Eglin Air Force Base, which provides rent subsidy and other support to indigent widows and widowers of retired enlisted people 55 and older. More information is available at

-- The Air Force Village Indigent Widow's Fund in San Antonio, which is a life-care community for retired officers, spouses, widows or widowers and family members. The Air Force Village Web site is 

-- The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, which provides rent and financial assistance to indigent widows and widowers of officers and enlisted people in their own homes and communities. 

Gen. and Mrs. LeMay wanted those who were left behind to be able to live out the rest of their years safely and with dignity. The LeMay Foundation Web site is

Contributions to the AFAF are tax deductible. Please contact your unit's AFAF project officers or Andersen's Installation AFAF Project Officers Capt. Scott Sitterson at 366-5253 and Capt. Patricia Gruen and 366-6041. Look for designated UPOs in upcoming news articles.