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March 29, 2013

Team Nellis kicks-off 2013 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

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Capt. Jeremy B. McCraney
Air Force Assistance Fund Installation Project Officer

Leadership from Nellis Air Force Base officially kicked off the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for the installation March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The AFAF is an annual campaign to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force Enlisted Villages, and the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. Le May Foundation, all of which provide support to Air Force families in need. In 2012, Nellis and Creech AFBs, and the Nevada Test and Training Range, Airmen, retirees and families received more than $614,000 from these four charitable affiliates.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The official kick-off for the 40th annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range, began March 25, and continues through May 3.

With its permanent campaign theme, “Commitment to Caring,” the AFAF has a long legacy of providing worldwide critical assistance to active duty Air Force members and their families, Guard and Reserve, retirees and surviving spouses, through four Air Force charities.

The AFAF provides emergency aid, educational needs, grants, loans, and retirement security for those who need financial assistance in those areas. Additionally, the AFAF offers a variety of local base community enhancement programs to improve Airmen and their families’ well-being.

The task for Team Nellis this year is to attain a 100 percent contact of all assigned military members and to exceed the installation’s goal of $200,029.

The donation process is convenient and simple and takes a minimal amount of time and effort for participants. Service members can donate with cash, check, or a payroll deduction plan to any, or all, of the following four charitable affiliates:
The Air Force Aid Society: Worldwide, this program provides Airmen and their families with emergency financial assistance and an array of base-level community-enhancement programs. Last year, the Air Force Aid Society assisted Nellis, Creech, and NTTR Airmen and their families by providing interest free loans and grants, supported child care programs such as “Give Parents a Break” and “Child Care for PCS,” provided educational grants, totaling $614,000. The Airman Family and Readiness Center has full details on programs and eligibility requirements. More information on these programs is available at www.afas.org.

Air Force Enlisted Village: The Enlisted Village program provides financial assistance and a safe, secure, and dignified place for the indigent widows of retired enlisted members. More details are available at www.airforcevillages.com.

The Air Force Village: Air Force Village supports Air Force Village I and II in San Antonio, Texas, and offers a life-care community for retired officers, spouses, widows or widowers and family members. The Air Force Village website is www.airforcevillages.com.

The General and Mrs. Curtis E. Lemay Foundation: This foundation provides rent and financial assistance to widows and widowers of officer and enlisted retirees in their homes and communities through financial grants of assistance. The Lemay Foundation website is www.lemay-foundation.org.

To contribute to this year’s campaign , military members are advised to contact their squadron’s AFAF project officer and discuss the process for donating.




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