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American Friends of our Armed Forces

We support the men and women of our Armed Forces serving throughout the world to keep America free, and to provide goods and services to their immediate families remaining at home.

"We Serve those that Serve Us"

Make A Donation

AFAF is an all volunteer, not for profit charity, committed to meeting the needs of American military families. Click here to learn how you can help.


AFAF holds several major annual events that benefit more than 50,000 American military families. Attend one of these fun filled events. Click here for more details


Volunteers play a major role in AFAF’s success.  You can work from home or at an event. Help us serve those that serve us!  Click HERE to join the AFAF Team

Upcoming Events


We Support our Troops & so can You!!

We Support our Troops

AFAF hosts special events to create awareness of the needs of our military families and to assist our troops meet the financial, emotional and social challenges they face while defending America’s freedoms. Click any title to read about past & upcoming events. 

2024 Apr
April 9-10, 2024 Indian Wells, CA

The Temptations Salute to our Troops Event...

American Friends of our Armed Forces has announced the world-famous Temptations will headline the entertainment portion of the charity’s 19th annual Salute to our Troops & Golf Classic being held at Toscana Country Club April 9, 2024. The Temptations have released more than 50 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum hit songs with 14 #1 R&B singles. Registration for the annual event will begin January 1, 2024.

Additional event details are available HERE

2023 Nov
November 27, 2023 Palm Desert, CA

AFAF’s Military Appreciation Golf Tournament returns to the world famous Classic Club on November 27, 2023. The day includes championship golf, great food and prizes for everyone. AFAF will host 75 Marines who will join civilian sponsors for the charity’s 13the Annual Golf Classic. Click here for more details.

2023 Nov
November 23, 2023 Coachella Valley, CA

Celebrations Planned with Valley Host Families and at Marine Base

AFAF has announced plans for the charity’s 17th Annual Adopt a Marine for Thanksgiving, including the hosting of more than 250 Marines from the Marine Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California.

Luxury, chartered busses will make the trip from the Coachella Valley to the Marine Base to pick up the Marines for the trip to valley drop off points where host families will be anxiously awaiting the Marine they will host on this most American of Holidays.

As in recent years, AFAF will also host a Thanksgiving celebration at the base for over 500 Marines. This double Thanksgiving celebration in the valley and at the base has become an annual tradition that Marines look forward to each year.

Click here for more details.

2023 May
May 2023 29 Palms, CA

American Friends of our Armed Forces and 29 Palms Marine Corps Community Services came together to provide an unforgettable We Salute You Celebration for Marines, Sailors, and their families.

AFAF’s annual participation of providing “teddy bears” to more than 400 children was a highlight of the day for many of the families attending.  Military families could also enjoy a fun zone that included rock climbing, face painting, balloon twisting, dunk tank and more.

With an impressive turnout of over 7,000 attendees, the event was a huge success.  When the sun set, comedian Big Mike warmed up the crowd and was followed on the stage with an electrifying performance by 3 Doors Down.

Click here for more details.

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide financial, emotional and social assistance to America’s military men and women serving overseas and their families remaining at home.

Your Help

AFAF is an all volunteer, not for profit charity established in 2005. Your support provides assistance to military families.


AFAF accepts donations of cash, stocks, goods and services. We receive no government funding. Donate Today!

Our Growth

Since AFAF's 2005 inception, AFAF has donated more than $4 million to military causes for the benefit of military personnel and their families.

AFAF Salutes our Troops


AFAF annually issues grants to organizations that provide programs and services that benefit military families deployed at bases in the southwestern United States.


AFAF hosts annual charity events that benefit more than 50,000 American military families. Be a part of these fun filled events!


AFAF supports many programs. Here are some of our stories.



AFAF supports many programs, read more about them!