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Columbus AFB AFAF 2019 update

Columbus Air Force Base's progress during the Air Force Assistance Fund 2019 campaign.

Columbus Air Force Base's progress during the Air Force Assistance Fund 2019 campaign. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Melissa Doublin)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

There are only two weeks left until the April 26 deadline to donate to the Air Force Assistance Fund.

The wing’s goal for this year’s campaign is to reach $30,740. Halfway through the campaign, we are at $13,163 or 42.8 percent of the goal.

“I want to thank everyone who has donated so far and I hope to see the donations continue to flow,” said Capt. Nancy Lacy, the AFAF Installation Project Officer for Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. “Let’s keep these donations coming and beat our goal.”

The AFAF is the official nonprofit, charitable organization of the Air Force. The organization provides support to Airmen and their families – active duty and retired, officers and enlisted.

The target audience for donations is Air Force personnel, including guardsmen, reservists and retirees. Unsolicited donations may also be accepted from others, including (non-retiree) civilian employees, sister service military personnel and retirees.

Contributions to the campaign are deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes as an itemized deduction.

Donors making check or money order contributions of $250 or more directly to Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (via postal mail) will receive a signed receipt (letter) for tax purposes.

Contributors may obtain a receipt for payroll deduction or cash contributions made to an authorized AFAF campaign keyworker by asking for the receipt portion of the contributions form (AF Form 2561).

Key workers in each unit will accept donations during the campaign via payroll deductions, or through cash, check or money order.

For questions, call 662-434-3319 or contact your unit keyworkers:

14th Mission Support Group: Kenny Hutchinson*

14th Civil Engineer Squadron: 2nd Lt. Nicollette Hallmark

14th Communication Squadron: Senior Airman Melissa Vossler

14th Contracting Squadron: 2nd Lt. Caelan Campbell

14th Force Support Squadron: Staff Sgt. Kaneitha Bailem & Airman 1st Class Anthony Connors

14th Logistics Readiness Squadron: Michael Spring

14th Security Forces Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Keylich

14th Operations Group:
37th Flying Training Squadron: 1st Lt. Taylor Brown

41st FTS: 1st Lt. Gared Chapman

48th FTS: 1st Lt. Rachel Jovene

49th Fighter Training Squadron: Capt. Cole Stegeman

50th FTS: Capt. Ryan May* and 1st Lt. Taylor Skrobot

14th Operations Support Squadron: Staff Sgt. Hayden Harrison

14th Student Squadron: Capt. Mark Price

Wing Staff Agencies:

Airman 1st Class Kaden Nichols*

Airman Hannah Bean*

14th Medical Group: Tech. Sgt. Antone Schiefelbein*

14th Medical Support Squadron – Airman 1st Class James Goode

14th MDOS – Airman 1st Class Xavier Payton & Airman 1st Class Bilqees Abdul

*Unit Project Officers