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The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charities that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses).

The four charitable organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs, or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of our Air Force members in need of financial assistance.
The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charities that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses).

The four charitable organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs, or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of our Air Force members in need of financial assistance.
The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charities that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses).

The four charitable organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs, or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of our Air Force members in need of financial assistance.
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been meeting the unique needs of Airmen and their families since 1942. Our founder, General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, created a relief organization that emphasized the ideal of Airmen helping Airmen. Since then, AFAS works every day to support and enhance the USAF mission by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support and community programs.

Over the last decade, AFAS has provided nearly $180 million in direct support via 500,000 assists to Airmen and their families. Our ability to provide this support is made possible through your generous contributions to the Air Force Assistance Fund Drive.
The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) mission is simple: To Provide a Home.  No one should be homeless or living in less than desirable conditions, yet it sometimes happens to our enlisted Air Force widows.  When the surviving spouses of retired enlisted Air Force members come to us in need, we offer the hand of kindness and the gift of a home.

Through your generous support, we give over $1.1 million annually in aid to these widows to live in a safe, dignified, caring community. AFEV provides support not just once, but for the life of our residents. Spouses are our priority, but we serve the entire Air Force family. AFEV offers a home to moms of active duty and retired military members and provides temporary housing to surviving spouses of enlisted members who die while on active duty or to active duty members when tragedy strikes. 100% of your gift will help our Air Force family members in times of need or for the rest of their lives.
In 1970, Air Force Village opened the doors to its beautiful retirement community in San Antonio, Texas, and for decades it has remained true to its core charitable mission: to care for the widowed spouses of retired Air Force officers.

Your gifts to the Air Force Assistance Fund have helped provide more than 600 surviving spouses in financial need with a safe, comfortable home, where they are surrounded by caring friends and staff.  These are patriots who served their country alongside their military spouses, and through no fault of their own, have outlived the money they set aside for retirement. Many have been financially and emotionally devastated by a spouse’s catastrophic illness.  We serve them in confidentiality so they can enjoy this secure lifestyle with friends who do not know of their misfortune.  We offer the level of support they require to be safe and healthy in our continuum of care.
The LeMay Foundation awards grants to enlisted and officer retirees’ surviving spouses.  We respond because we believe they are entitled to a dignified lifestyle and it is a privilege to serve them as they served along with their spouses.

We are here for these spouses who supported their families during active duty service and through their retirement years.  Last year, we benefited over $415,000 to these spouses.  We provide monthly grants to augment incomes that fall below the poverty line.  One-time grants are also available to alleviate with unexpected bills such as, dental work, medical and prescription needs, rent or mortgage delinquencies, and minor home repairs.  Our grants are awarded without fanfare, like a gift to a beloved family member.
Bailey Creek remains closed to recreational use including fishing due to contamination at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Bailey Creek is one of five sites located on Fort Eustis that has been placed on long term management due to the amount of pollutants that have spilled and run into the water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)
A U.S. Army Soldier from the Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade trains at the Engagement Skills Trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 20, 2019.
U.S. Army Soldiers from the Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade train at the Engagement Skills Trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 20, 2019.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Swink, Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade drill sergeant, operates the Engagement Skills Trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 20, 2019.
U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Carlisle, Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade student, trains at the Engagement Skills Trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 20, 2019.
U.S. Army Pvt. Stefan Caswell, Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade student, trains at the Engagement Skills Trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 20, 2019.
U.S. Army Pvt. Samuel Hathaway, Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade student, trains at the Engagement Skills Trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 20, 2019.
The Engagement Skills Trainer is designed to simulate live weapon training to support and aid in weapons qualifications for the Soldiers of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
A group of master resilience trainers talk about the new resilience curriculum during its presentation at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 19, 2019.
Otis West, master resilience trainer facilitator, presents the new resilience curriculum to a group of MRTs at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 19, 2019.
Otis West, master resilience trainer facilitator, presents the new resilience curriculum to a group of MRTs at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 19, 2019.
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