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Team Patrick-Cape 2015 AFAF campaign ends

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Team Patrick-Cape and its surrounding communities once again showed their support for fellow Airmen by raising $34,491 for the 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund.

The AFAF "Airmen Helping Airmen" campaign that ran from March 23 through May 1 to benefited agencies such as the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages (Texas Over Blue Skies), Air Force Enlisted Village and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. Team Patrick-Cape raised 94.4 percent of their goal amount of $36,542 and received 26 percent more monetary support than 2014.

"I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all of our donators, whether they are active duty, guard, reserve, retired, civil service or dependents," said 1st Lt. Bianca Mitchell, 45th Support Squadron, and AFAF installation project officer. Our team worked extremely hard to ensure awareness of the benefits this campaign offers Airmen and their families."

A team of 48 unit project officers achieved 100 percent contact with their unit within the first week of the campaign and even went the extra mile to host special fundraising events such as a 5K and donation tables at the Commissary.

"Master Sgt. Katherine Pyle, of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, was named 'outstanding performer' for her campaign dedication and raising over $10,000," said Mitchell.

The AFAF was established in 1943 to provide an annual effort to raise funds for charitable affiliates, which provides support to the Air Force family, including active-duty, retirees, reservist, guard, dependents and surviving military spouses.

These organizations help Air Force members with aid in an emergency, with educational needs, or to have a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of the AF members in need of financial assistance.

For more information about the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign visit www.afassisstancefund.org.