News from Our Partners: From the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force


FEB 24 2021

To the Retired Airmen of the Department of the Air Force:

As we embark on our 48th year of the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign, we again turn to our retired Air Force family! Your Air Force Assistance Fund charities have supported Airmen and their families for five decades because of your generosity. Our official Air Force charities–the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation , the Air Force Enlisted Village, the Air Force Village Charitable Foundation, and the Air Force Aid Society–continue their legacy of support to Airmen, Guardians, and their families thanks to your support.

The past year has seen vast changes in our country, our Air Force, and in the way we live and work. The pandemic has taken its toll on Airmen, Guardians, and their families–their health and their finances. But our four Air Force Assistance Fund Charities adapt and respond quickly! The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and Air Force Enlisted Village ramped up staff to keep their facilities disinfected, screen visitors, provide personal protective equipment to staff and residents, and deliver medications and groceries right to residents' doors. The LeMay Foundation provided a stipend for all of its surviving spouse clients to help them pay for the added expenses of medication and grocery deliveries. The Air Force Aid Society provided $2 million in support to Airmen, Guardians and their families impacted by COVID-19.

This year our goal is $4.57 million. Your donation can fund day care for the children of deployed members, or start the LeMay Foundation's funding stream to help a widow or widower make ends meet. Imagine your donation assisting multiple families through "Bundles for Babies," or funding medical prescriptions for surviving spouses who can't afford them. So much good is done for our Department of the Air Force family by these four charities, holding true to our time-honored tradition of "taking care of our own!"

If you wish to contribute, you can send a check, sign up for payroll deduction plan allotments, or donate via credit/debit card and e-check through our new e-Giving Portal. For details on each choice, visit

Taking Care of Our Own - help us continue the tradition in 2021!

John P. Roth

John W. Raymond
General, USSF
Chief of Space Operations

Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
General, USAF
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Roger A. Towberman
Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force

JoAnne S. Bass
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force


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