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Misawa recognizes Airmen fundraising for the AFAF

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Staff Sgt. Andrew Villagran for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Silva for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Airman 1st Class Fahim Al Shahrear for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Staff Sgt. Maryngan Nguyen for her contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. Nguyen was also Misawa’s top fundraiser which resulted in a coin from wing leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Capt. Thomas McKenzie accepts the certificate for Staff Sgt. Andrew Livecchi for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Tech Sgt. Devin Brewer for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Tech. Sgt. Shawn Dyer for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three military members pose for a picture while the left one awards the center member.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, recognizes Tech. Sgt. LeRoy Sanchez for his contribution to the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign at Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 10, 2021. During the annual six-week campaign, volunteers fundraise money for the AFAF in order to assist Airmen with a variety of financial situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --

Earlier this week U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Eberlin, 35th Operations Group chief enlisted manager, recognized eight Airmen for their contribution in fundraising money for the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF). The AFAF’s goal is to assist members in the Air Force from Airmen to widows who are in need of assistance financially. The recognized Airmen worked as liaisons for the wing, promoting and informing other Airmen on how to donate to the program.

Misawa raised 91 percent of its goal and was 2nd place in PACAF for total donations.