Washington Mystics 2023 We Salute Her Game

On behalf of the Air Force Aid Society, we extend our thanks to everyone who attended the Washington Mystics “We Salute Her” game yesterday!

Your presence and support made this event truly memorable and inspiring. We celebrated and honored the remarkable women who served in the military and their families.

We thank the Washington Mystics for partnering with us on this special occasion, showcasing their commitment to honoring our military community.

Your attendance not only demonstrated your appreciation for our women of the military but also contributed to the support and assistance we provide to Air Force and Space Force families.

Thank you for joining us in recognizing and saluting our women of the military!

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2023 The Air and Space Forces Charity Gala

Thank you to the 2023 Air Force Charity Ball Committee, the Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club (AFOSC), Spouses’ Clubs and Thrift Shops, corporate and organizational sponsors, and attendees for your support of our annual gala.

There were over 500 attendees at this year’s in-person gala at Washington Nationals Ballpark. With their support, we raised $595,069 to help Airmen, Guardians, and their families through AFAS.

If you missed this year’s event, please be sure to attend next year!

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Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Time is running out to make a difference! Join us in supporting the 2023 Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) Campaign, ending on June 16.

Every year, the AFAF Campaign plays a crucial role in providing vital support to our Airmen and their families during times of financial need. Your generosity can make a lasting impact on their lives. Regardless of size, every contribution helps us provide emergency assistance, educational support, and more to those who serve our nation selflessly.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this incredible campaign. Show your support and donate today! Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Air Force families.

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Support and Appreciation

Master Sergeant Giles M. Dame joined the Air Force so that he could serve his country. Now, over 20 years later, he continues to serve as a First Sergeant, taking care of Airmen. Taking care of Airmen is something that MSgt Dame has in common with the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).

Through emergency assistance, education support and community programs, AFAS is there for Airmen and Guardians. Whether it’s no-interest loans to help meet immediate needs, scholarships, or spouse employment education, AFAS takes care of Air Force and Space Force families.

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A Nine-Year-Old Warrior

Nine years ago, Rebecca Sundhagen and her former spouse Lieutenant Colonel Chad Grondahl adopted their daughter, Lauralei, when she was five weeks old. Lauralei was born with a heart defect that would require open heart surgery, and she spent the first two months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Over the next few years, Lauralei would have two open heart surgeries, two heart catheterizations and two hospitalizations for pneumonia. She also has a sensory processing disorder, a visual processing disorder, a speech delay, numerous fine motor and gross motor delays and other serious medical conditions

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Airmen Helping Airmen Podcast

🎙️ Episode 3 of our podcast, “Airmen Helping Airmen,” is now available! In this episode, we have a special treat for you as we feature a captivating conversation between Mia Garcia and our Chief Operating Officer, John Farrell.

Tune in as they discuss how veterans can transition to civilian life successfully and what resources could help them thrive during the process. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss.

If you haven’t already subscribed to our podcast, now is the perfect time. Click the link below to subscribe and catch up on previous episodes. Each episode is filled with inspiring stories and helpful information. Stay tuned for more engaging episodes to come!

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