Air Force Assistance Fund seeks help from Edwards

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  • By 2nd Lt. Michael Kan
  • 95th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
The Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign kicked off recently as an effort to raise funds for affiliates that gives assistance to Air Force active duty, retirees, Reservists, Guardsmen and their dependents. 

The AFAF campaign is ongoing until April 30, but will continue to accept late contributions. 

Unit representatives will contact 100 percent of the military personnel at Edwards to let them know verbally what the AFAF is about. Flyers, poster and pamphlets will be available for people to get information as well. They can also visit for more information about the campaign and where one can print out a donation form to turn into their representative. 

The organizations that the funds will be helping are the Air Force Enlisted Village Foundation, the Air Force Villages Foundation, the Air Force Aid Society and the General and Mrs. E. LeMay Foundation. 

In case of a unique emergency, these organizations help Air Force families with education needs or offer a retirement home for widows or widowers of Air Force members. 

The AFAS disburses about $11 million yearly, often more when faced with disaster responses such as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. 

The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation was built to provide financial assistance to spouses who supported the careers of their husbands as they served as officers and enlisted personnel, who retired before the Survivor Benefit Plan was created. 

Since 1967, the Air Force Enlisted Village Indigent Widows' Fund has provided a safe and secure location for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel. The Village's primary goal and focus is to provide a home and financial assistance. 

The Air Force Villages Indigent Widows' Fund provides widows of career retired Air Force officers with cost-effective living options. For more than 30 years, the fund gave more than $10 million dollars of assistance. 

For more information, call 2nd Lt. Casey Johnson for 412th Test Wing; Master Sgt. John Price for 95th Air base Wing; 2nd Lt. Michael Kan for Air Force Flight Test Center; and tenants' representatives. For more information about the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign visit