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AFAF Campaign begins

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing attend the wing’s Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign kick-off breakfast March 26, 2018, at Eielson AFB, Alaska. The AFAF campaign gives Airmen the opportunity to donate to charities that help other members of the Air Force and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing attend the wing’s Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign kick-off breakfast March 26, 2018, at Eielson AFB, Alaska. The AFAF campaign gives Airmen the opportunity to donate to charities that help other members of the Air Force and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

This week marked the start of the annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, giving Airmen the opportunity to support those in need.

                “The Air Force Assistance fund consists of four different charities,” said Senior Master Sgt. Franklin Perez, an installation project officer for this year’s campaign. “This campaign is different from others because all donations go toward helping Airmen and their families.”

                The charities accepting donations include the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Village and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.

                Eielson's AFAF campaign runs through May 4, keeping up the tradition of giving back to the Air Force community.

                The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need, including active duty Airmen, retirees, reservists, Air National Guardsmen, dependents and surviving spouses.

                Airmen wishing to donate can make their contribution in several ways. They can setup a payroll deduction, or make a cash or check contribution

                These organizations help Airmen and families in various ways. From providing aid in an emergency, helping with educational needs, or ensuring widows or widowers of Air Force members in need of financial assistance have a secure retirement home for.

                The various charities make it possible for Airmen to find the best match for them, and they can be confident their donations are helping their wingmen in a positive way.

                Eielson’s contribution goal for this year is $26,044.

                For more information on the AFAF or the charitable organizations included in the campaign, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center. If you’d like to make a donation, contact your unit project officer or an installation project officer.