AAC commander urges base personnel to contribute to AFAF

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  • By Maj. Gen. C.R. Davis
  • Air Armament Center commander
This year the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is once more demonstrating your generosity towards Airmen and retirees in need. To date, we have achieved roughly 36 percent of our $112,450 Team Eglin goal.

There is still ample time to get with your unit's key workers to make a contribution before the May 6 deadline. No matter the amount of each donation, or to which charity it goes, our goal of contacting 100 percent of members enables us an opportunity to demonstrate the Air Force's ability to take care of our own.

While the decision to contribute is purely voluntary, the AFAF provides critical support locally. In 2010 the Eglin Air Force Aid Society, located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center, administered over $220,000 in loans and grants to Eglin members and their families.

The Air Force Enlisted Village local members, the Bob Hope Village and Hawthorne House in Shalimar and Teresa Village in Fort Walton Beach, supported over 450 widows with quality housing and provided $233,000 to 50 widows in financial need. I urge you to look at each of the AFAF charities and see how you can help your Air Force family.

To those who have already made a contribution, I want to say "thank you" for looking after the needs of your fellow Airmen, retirees and their families. I am especially grateful to the AFAF coordinators, unit project officers, and key workers, who make this entire process possible.

Thanks again for all the effort during the campaign and for all you do.