AFAF: Every bit helps

Airmen participate in an Air Force Assistance Fund 5K run April 28, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. All proceeds from the run benefit the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, which began April 10, 2017, and ends May 19, 2017. The goal for the 44th Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is to raise $33,713 by the end of the six-week campaign. The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need; such as: active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses. The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs, or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of Air Force members in need of financial assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens)

Airmen participate in an Air Force Assistance Fund 5K run April 28, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. All proceeds from the run benefit the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, which began April 10, 2017, and ends May 19, 2017. The goal for the 44th Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is to raise $33,713 by the end of the six-week campaign. The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need; such as: active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, gives his Air Force Assistance Fund donation form to 2nd Lt. Walter Gallaty, 1st Range Operations Squadron officer and AFAF project officer, May 10, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began April 10, 2017, and runs through May 19, 2017. The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need; such as: active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, gives his Air Force Assistance Fund donation form to 2nd Lt. Walter Gallaty, 1st Range Operations Squadron officer and AFAF project officer, May 10, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began April 10, 2017, and runs through May 19, 2017. The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need; such as: active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --