VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
Vandenberg is set to begin its 2011 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, which will run from March 7 through April 15.
"The AFAF campaign is an annual on-the-job fundraising appeal conducted among Air Force personnel, for the benefit of Air Force personnel," said 2nd Lt. Joshua Trayers, this year's AFAF installation project officer.
The AFAF has been in existence for 65 years and it consists of four foundations: The Air Force Village (AFV), The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV), and The General and Mrs. Curtis E. Lemay Foundation (LEMAY).
"The Air Force is a family and this program is one of the many ways that Air Force family members can help take care of one another," Lieutenant Trayers said. "These foundations are put into place to take care of the troops and their family members in a time of need."
There is a scheduled AFAF Kick-off Breakfast at the Pacific Coast Club Thursday, March 10, at 8 a.m. The goal this year for Vandenberg is to raise $53,886; members can donate to any number of the specific foundations through their unit contacts or by using the AFAF website.
For more information, visit the AFAF website at www.afas.org
Vandenberg's 2011 AFAF campaign unit representatives:
Instillation Project Officer: 2nd Lt. Joshua Trayers
Assistant Instillation Project Officer: 2nd Lt. Theodore Dinkelman
30th Medical Group: Master Sgt. Angela Anthony
30th Medical Group: Staff Sgt. Jack Barnes
798th Munitions Maintenance Group Det. 1: Tech. Sgt. James Eberhart
30th Operations Group: 2nd Lt. Matthew Folks
30th Space Wing Staff Agencies: Capt. Grant Hile
30th Launch Group: 2nd Lt. Dustin Lovell
576th Flight Test Squadron: Master Sgt. Gregorio Martinez
381st Training Group: Capt. Michael Melton
30th Mission Support Group: Capt. William Russell
614th Air and Space Operations Center: Tech. Sgt. Lawson Smith