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AFAF campaign returns


VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is back. The campaign raises funds that benefit the entire Air Force family. The campaign will end March 26.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is back at Vandenberg and in the midst of its six-week campaign ending March 26.

The AFAF is an annual fund-raising effort that allows Air Force active duty members, retirees, reservists, guard members and their dependants and surviving spouses to provide help and support for others in the Air Force family.

The annual campaign supports four Air Force charities: the Air Force Enlisted Village Foundation, Air Force Village Foundation, Air Force Aid Society and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. Lemay Foundation. These four charities help Air Force associates with aid in emergency situations and educational needs, and provides widowers of Air Force members a secure retirement home.

"The AFAF is all about Air Force people helping Air Force people," said Capt. Khairul Kabir, the AFAF representative for the 4th Space Launch Squadron. "The four charities that make up the AFAF were created solely to provide support for the entire Air Force family in need."

Affiliates with AFAF rely solely on voluntary contributions. Throughout the campaign's six week period, contributions can be made to the AFAF fund through Vandenberg's unit representatives or by payroll deductions.

"The AFAF is a fund where you don't need to worry about your donations being wasted," Capt. Kabir said. "Over 95 percent of every dollar contributed is spent on assisting Air Force members and their families."

For more information, contact your unit representatives listed below or visit the AFAF Web site at

"Even though the campaign only last six weeks, people can continue to donate through May on the AFAF website," said Maj. Myla Mason, the AFAF representative for the 30th Medical Operations Squadron. 

Everybody is allowed to contribute to the AFAF. Civilians can do so by cash or check. 

Vandenberg's AFAF unit representatives are as follows:

Capt. Michelle Buchanan, 614th Air and Space Operations Center

Maj. Vivian Degenhardt, 30th Space Wing

Master Sgt. Jeff Duggins, 30th Medical Support Squadron

Master Sgt. Kevin Jones, 576th Flight Test Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Juarez Edwardo, Air Force Element Launch Communication Office

Capt. Khairul Kabir, 4th Space Launch Squadron

Capt. Paul Lawson, 533rd Training Squadron

Master Sgt. Donna Margwarth, 18th Information Operation Squadron

Maj. Myla Mason, 30th Medical Operations Squadron

Senior Master Sgt. Martin Meyer, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. William Powell and Senior Airman Rachel Moore, 345th Training Squadron

Capt. Brett Stevens, 14th Air Force

Capt. Sacha Tomlinson, 30th Operation Support Squadron

Airman 1st Class Daniel Votaw, 30th Launch Group