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Vandenberg to commence 2014 CFC

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The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign will run from Oct. 6 through Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jan Kays/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team-V will host the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign, here, Oct. 6 through Nov. 14.

Pledges made during the six-week campaign will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

The CFC, established in 1961, is an annual program that allows federal government employees to make contributions to non-profit organizations. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

"The CFC gathers all donations from across the globe and gives the selected charities a monthly contribution," said Capt. Jonathan Pentel, 30th Medical Group practice manager and 30th Space Wing CFC coordinator. "Bottom line, people should get involved with the CFC in the spirit of philanthropic giving to aid those less fortunate."

The primary goal this year is to contact 100 percent of base population and to collect $100,000 in donations.

"Last year, Team-V members pledged $95,000," said Capt. Jason Hamilton, 30th Medical Operations Squadron physician assistant. "It's all about charity and the spirit of giving. The CFC allows for monthly allotments and you can decide where you want your money to go. It makes giving easy and fun. The money donated really does make a difference in people's lives."

The CFC will kick-off with an inter-unit dodgeball matchup between the 30th Operations Group and the 30th Medical Group Oct. 6 at the base gym. Various Team-V organizations will participate in an installation-wide dodgeball tournament throughout all six weeks of the campaign, bringing continued campaign awareness through a unified and friendly spirit of sports competition, while promoting charitable giving.

For more information about the CFC, contact Capt. Pentel at 805-605-6138.