Commitment to Caring

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  • By Brig. Gen. Evan Dertein
  • 96th Test Wing

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is kicking off today through May 4, giving us all an opportunity to help our fellow Airmen when they need it most.  The AFAF campaign supports four charities that are dedicated to caring for Airmen from induction through retirement and beyond.

The four charities are the Air Force Aid Society, General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Village, and the Air Force Enlisted Village.  These aren’t charities you’ll see in your CFC lineup.  They are an example of Air Force people taking care of their own - Airmen Helping Airmen.

Our installation goal for this year is $95,606; volunteer Key Workers are identified and will visit your work center very soon to let you know all about the charities, answer any questions, and give you the opportunity to donate if you so choose.  Also, you’ll be able to participate in fundraising events by way of helping or donating - either way, please get involved if you can!  I invite our private organizations and units to be creative and have fun with your fundraisers for AFAF over the next six weeks.

Chief Mazid and I hope that you give serious consideration to donating to AFAF.  Just a few dollars a month from your paycheck will ensure your Wingmen will have the assistance they need when they need it most.  And, you never know, you may just find in the future that you have “paid it forward,” and our AFAF charities will be there for you should you need them.

Thank you for continuing our proud tradition in our “Commitment to Caring” through giving to the AFAF Campaign.  As always, thank you for your service to our nation.