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AFAF kicks off at Hurlburt

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off 8 a.m. Monday in the Aderholt Fitness Center.

To get the campaign underway, participants and campaign representatives attended the rally to hear details pertaining to the campaign charities through guest speakers and an informational video.

During the rally, Colonel Paul Harmon, 16th Special Operations Wing vice commander, along with other base commanders and chiefs made the first donations of the year.

“Hurlburt Field did a great job donating last year, and we are looking for that to continue,” said Colonel Harmon.

The AFAF was established in order to provide assistance to the Air Force family (active duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees and their family members) in three major areas of need – emergency assistance grants and zero interest loans, education grants and community programs.

Through donations to the four charitable organizations – the Air Force Aid Society, the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Enlisted Foundations and the Air Force Village Foundations – the meet the areas of need.

During the Campaign, which ends April 23, donation payments can be made by cash, check or payroll deduction.

For more information or to donate, call the AFAF installation project officers, Capt. John Cotton at 884-6189 or 2nd Lt. David Mueller at 884-7242.