Patrick AFB celebrates 75 years of AFAS

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander (right), base community members and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th Space Wing command chief, (left), celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Force Aid Society during a ceremony March 10, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force incorporated in 1942 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and to assist them in financing their higher education goals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander (right), base community members and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th Space Wing command chief, (left), celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Force Aid Society during a ceremony March 10, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force incorporated in 1942 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and to assist them in financing their higher education goals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --