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10th SFS ‘Defenders’ raise $3.3K for AFAF


By Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes/May 18, 2017

The 10th Security Forces Squadron raised $3,300 for the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign May 12 at the Air Force Academy.

Staff Sgts. Jacob Duncan and Justin Snyder, 10th SFS, led 17 security forces volunteers in washing car windshields and soliciting donations at the Academy Shopette.

“The fundraiser was an overwhelming success,” Duncan said.

With the theme “Commitment to caring,” the campaign is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates in support of Air Force families in need. For 2017, the Academy’s goal is $45,530, part of the Air Force’s $4.67 million objective.

“The AFAF is important because it assists Airmen all over the military, active duty and retired as well as their families,” Snyder said. “The AFAF helped me personally as an Airman during a family emergency, and I will forever be grateful.”

The campaign, which ends May 19, benefits Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, the Air Force Enlisted Village and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.

Each of the organizations provides emergency support, educational scholarship or retirement home for widows or widowers of Airmen. Beneficiaries for the charities include active duty, retirees, reservists, Guard and dependents and surviving spouses.

“Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the fundraiser, and those of you who donated,” Snyder said.

For more information, visit www.afassistancefund.org.