Air Force Assistance Fund: Airmen taking care of our own

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The annual Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, campaign kicked off recently, providing an opportunity to help fellow Airmen and Guardians 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, the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, and the Air Force Enlisted Village. These aren't charities that were part of the Combined Federal Campaign.

The Air Force Aid Society is well-known to many Airmen for their emergency assistance, educational support and community programs to Air Force families, and as usual, AFAS has stepped in to assist many Air Force families who are facing financial challenges because of COVID-19 causing spouse unemployment and stop-movement orders.

The Gen. & Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation has provided a “One Time Relief Grant” to each of their widows. The Chief Operating Officer said that they realize our retirees will need additional funds to offset the costs of home deliveries of groceries and medical prescription needs.

The Air Force Enlisted Village provides senior living services for Air Force surviving spouses.  AFEV is doing everything possible to protect its residents from the coronavirus including increasing staff to ensure residents’ safety.

The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, or AFVCF, is home to widowed spouses who can no longer support themselves, through no fault of their own.  AFVCF is also providing extra protection for this vulnerable population through their entire continuum of healthcare.

They are an example of Air and Space Force people taking care of their own – Airmen helping Airmen. The annual campaign demonstrates that “Airmen Take Care of Our Own!”

The allotted time period for the campaign is March 7 through May 13, 2022.

For more information, visit  Go to to use the new e-Giving platform to give via credit card, debit card, or e-Check.