Often American Friends of our Armed Forces receives congratulatory letters and inquiries from individuals and groups interested in AFAF's activities. We are pleased to publish key excerpts from many of these letters. We would like to hear from you and look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we are doing.

“Please accept my personal thanks for the generosity that AFAF has shown to the Marines & Sailors that are proudly serving their Country. We are truly grateful that thoughtful people such as you, do their part to help the forward deployed men & women enjoy some of the comforts of home.
R. R. Ruark
Brigadeer General, USMC

“On behalf of Governor Schwarzenegger, the California Department of Affairs and all Californians, I want to congratulate you on your efforts and most of all I want to personally thank you for all that you do for our men and women in uniform. I was impressed to learn that over the last five years your organization has raised more than $1 million that is going directly to serve the families of our troops serving overseas and to provide some of the comforts of home for those men and women who are so far away from home. This more than anything else is a testament to the dedication and commitment of your organization and those who support it.
Roger Brautigan
Major General, USA (Ret)


“I want to express my sincere appreciation to all the participants and volunteers of the 6th Annual AFAF Charity Golf Classic. As is past years, this event has brought people together to focus attention on supporting our troops and their families. The dedication you have shown by your particiapation in this golf tournament and by your devotion to this worthy cause is truly commendable. I am proud to suport the Golf Classic and the many dedicated volunteers. Thank you for your involvement and continued dedication to our troops.
Mary Bono Mack
Member of Congress


“It is a humbling and honorable task to be part of the magnificent recognition of our contemporary heroes & their families through the recent grant funds by AFAF to the Armed Services YMCA Holiday Program to provide 765 gift certificates to the active duty through units & chaplains. I knowthat the Marines, Navy & Army active duty stationed in Twentynine Palms, together with their dependents, thank you & will remember the generosity of spirit displayed by this bountiful gift.
Anita Neu-Fultz
Executive Director, Armed Services YMCA



“On behalf of the Marine Corps Community Services, I would like to thank AFAF for your generous donation to the Marines & Sailors of the Combat Center in support of the We Salute You Celebration. Your donation contributed to another successful event and speaks volumes of your genuine respect & gratitude for the sacrifices of our service members. The support from AFAF provided respite and rejuvenation as our men & women continue to train and prepare for deployment.
Jamal A. Brown
Marine Corps Community Services



“Many thanks to AFAF. The many acts of kindness that AFAF has done for the men & women in uniform have not gone unnoticed. For that, we will forever be in your debt & I thank you for your commitment & dedication to the service of our great nation. As a token of our appreciation, the Marines & Sailors of the I Marine Expeditionary Force would like to present you with this flag that was proudly flown at Camp Fallujah, Iraq; in 2007.
R. C. Zilmer
Major General, USMC


“On behalf of all those we serve & the many volunteers who dedicate their time to the Palm Springs USO, please accept my sincere thanks for your generous contribution. Please pass on our thanks to all of the members of AFAF. We are very grateful for your continued support of our efforts.
Thomas Ackland
Director, Palm Springs USO


“We thank you for helping us to make this year brighter for our injured Marines, Sailors, and their families.
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund


“Thank you very much for your generous donation of toys to the Marines & famiies in Twentynine Palms. The squadron I work with was delighted to have such wonderful help this Christmas. Your generous giving made a difference for many families.
Rachel Sandlin
Family Readiness Officer


“I would personally like to thank you for sponsoring a Marine at the annual AFAF Golf Tournament. On behalf of those who serve our nation, thank you for your continued support. AFAF continues to make a positive difference in the lives of our young Marines.
Michael R. Lehnert
Major General, USMC


“On behalf of the Officer's Wives' Club, I would like to sincerely thank AFAF for the generous donation to our scholarship fund. Your donation along with other monies raised, we were able to dole out almost $45,000 to Scholarship & Community Enrichment award recipients. Thank you again for your support.
Heather Vongsavanh
President, Officer's Wives' Club


On behalf of the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA Board of Managers and staff, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support to our Mommy & Me Preschool program. Your donation of $10,000.00 was received. You consistently support our young military families here at Camp Pendleton. You have my deepest gratitude.
G. B. Brown III
Executive Director