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AFAF Weasel Walk kickoff

Team Shaw members kick off the Air Force Assistance Fund at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2018.

Team Shaw members kick off the Air Force Assistance Fund at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2018. AFAF is a way for Team Shaw to pay it forward to their fellow Airmen with emergency funds in a time of need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman)

Team Shaw members walk around Memorial Lake to raise money for the Air Force Assistance Fund during a Weasel Walk at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2018.

Team Shaw members walk around Memorial Lake to raise money for the Air Force Assistance Fund during a Weasel Walk at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2018. The Weasel Walk raised approximately $4,000 toward the $101,744 2018 goal by May 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Team Shaw members kicked off the the Air Force Assistance Fund by taking a walk around Memorial Lake and earning donations for each lap at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Team Shaw members were sponsored by their fellow wingmen who donated to AFAF based on how many laps were walked during the event.

“I have made it my personal mission to walk all 20 laps because it’s nice to be able to pay it forward,” said Airman 1st Class Logan Smith, 20th Component Maintenance Squadron test measurement diagnostic equipment apprentice.

Shaw kicked off AFAF on April 9 and will continue raising money through May 21. The Weasel Walk raised approximately $4,000.

“This is about doing your part for others rather than doing it for yourself and just being selfless,” said Airman 1st Class Andrew Hobson, 20th CMS TMDE apprentice.

Team Shaw has a goal to raise $101,744 by the close out date. If interested in donating or need assistance from the AFAF contact supervisors, first sergeants or the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

“We are very thankful to the people that donate,” said 2nd Lt. Eboni Jackson, U.S. Air Forces Central Command officer in charge of networks operation security center. “Everyone goes through situations and everyone has hard times, so knowing that we can rely on the Air Force is pretty awesome.”