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CFC set to kick off

By 1st Lt. Aaron Blackburn | 802nd Mission Support Group | Sept. 10, 2010

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The annual Combined Federal Campaign, which raises money each year for local, national and international charities, begins Monday with a kickoff breakfast at the Gateway Club. The local campaign on Lackland runs Sept. 13 through Oct. 31.

This campaign season marks the first time all Lackland units will participate under one banner for one cause. In previous years, tenant units operated independently with their own CFC campaign. With the stand-up of Joint Base San Antonio, this year's CFC campaign gives us an opportunity to test new procedures and processes as we work together for a worthy cause.

As the CFC base captain for Lackland, I am thrilled to be working with the installation's numerous agencies and units.

The scope of this campaign is tremendous. While Lackland participates in this consolidated effort, we will also have the unique opportunity to work with our team players at Fort Sam Houston and Randolph. When you take a moment to realize how significant this opportunity is, you will realize the potential impact of our collective CFC efforts.

Typically, we see endeavors of this magnitude during wartime mobilization where combat and support elements answer our nation's call.

The CFC campaign gives us the opportunity to mobilize for one of the most humane actions possible; seeking to aid others in desperate need of materials, support, and assistance.

We are privileged to work on an installation with a broad spectrum of missions including medical; training; cyberspace; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and coalition building. As we work together, our combined strengths will result in a successful CFC Campaign.

We have the ability and potential to make a difference while forging new partnerships. This can only yield positive future results. I ask you to take a moment to fill out your CFC form and make a difference in someone else's life.