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Vandenberg's 2009 CFC is underway

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- The 2007 Combined Federal Campaign ended here Nov. 15, a week after reaching the yearly goal of making 100 percent contact with base personnel. Donations are still being accepted through the unit CFC representatives until Jan. 15. (Courtesy logo)

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman & Family Support is one of the Year of the Air Force Family's four Pillars of Excellence. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Steve Heuring)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman & Family Support is one of the Year of the Air Force Family's four Pillars of Excellence. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Steve Heuring)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 2009 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing at Vandenberg.

The four-week fundraising drive, which began at Oct. 26, is scheduled to run through Nov. 20.

"With this year's condensed CFC campaign schedule, we will not have a kickoff event," said Capt. Jeremy Grant, Vandenberg's deputy CFC project officer. "Rather there will be a celebratory luncheon for the organization with the highest percentage of participation. This will help motivate the organizations to get out there and contact all their folks to help us reach our goals for the year."

Vandenberg's CFC representatives wasted little time spreading the word around the base about the federal campaign.

"Selected key workers will be meeting with everyone in their assigned area, either as a group or one-on-one," Captain Grant said. "At that time, the key workers will provide pledge cards and answer any CFC questions they might have. As a potential contributor, all you need to do is sit back, relax and decide what charity means the most to you."

The CFC was designed to promote philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

"What makes CFC so great is that it is an enabler to help communities and families in need," Captain Grant said. "If you ask people why they don't give to charity, one of the top reasons is solely because no one ever asked them. The CFC makes it easy to give and easy to pick the right charity for you by bringing the information to you in the workplace. Our donations make a direct impact on those who need some help during difficult times. We all have unexpected events and emergencies in our lives, and the CFC is a great opportunity to help the less fortunate around the world. As an individual, you may think your contribution has little impact, but by contributing in force, we have the ability to make the world a better place for everyone."

For more information about the CFC, visit www.cfcgoldcoast.org or www.opm.gov/CFC/.

Vandenberg's CFC unit representatives are listed below: 

Capt. Adam Klemens, Vandenberg's CFC project officer (30th Medical Group) 

1st Lt. Edgar Cabrera (30th Medical Group) 

Paul Gibson (30th Space Wing Agencies) 

Capt. Yolanda Obey (30th Launch Control Group) 

1st Lt. Brady Cillo (30th Mission Support Group) 

2nd Lt. Brandon Satre (30th Operations Group) 

Senior Master Sgt. Brian Arbegast (576th Flight Test Squadron) 

Capt. Richard Grime (381st Training Group) 

Capt. Shannon Nagasaka (14th Air Force)