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Mighty Ninety kicks off 2022 AFAF Campaign

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  • By Airman 1st Class Anthony Munoz
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

The 90th Missile Wing hosted the 2022 Air Force Assistance Fund kickoff on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, March 8, 2022.

The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for the charities that provide support to Air Force members in need, including active duty, retirees, reservists, guard, dependents and surviving spouses.

AFAF contributions go to the Air Force Village Foundation, the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. The four charities provide support in an emergency, with educational needs, or help to secure a retirement home for widows or widowers of Air Force members in need of financial assistance.

“The Air Force Enlisted Village is a 501C3 nonprofit organization whose core mission is to provide a safe and secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen who are 55 and up,” said Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas Taylor, 90MW command chief. “Air Force surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live at Bob Hope Village in independent living homes or Hawthorn House for assisted living and memory care.”

AFAF has been around since 1942 to provide security for Air Force families so troops can focus on their mission while knowing their family’s needs are taken care of. The program has been implementing options to make giving electronic donations easier.

“Giving is easier than ever with the e-Giving options,” said Taylor. “You can give a one-time gift or spread out donations on a monthly basis. The reasons for giving are simple: We always take care of our own. We never know when the day may come that we are the one making the phone call for assistance ourselves.”

All money given to Airmen in need come from donations throughout the year and Mighty Ninety Airmen try to give back as much as possible, according to Master Sgt. John Thompson, assistant installation project officer for the AFAF 2022 campaign.

“Mighty Ninety Airmen received about $49,000 from the Air Force Aid Society in 2021,” said Thompson. “What is amazing about this fundraiser is that for Airmen and Guardians, all of the collected funds are returned to Airmen and their families in need.”

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