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NEWS | Nov. 13, 2009

Team Lackland exceeds CFC goal

By Mike Joseph 37th Training Wing Public Affairs

Team Lackland has shown its generosity once again by exceeding its goal of $1.5 million in donations for the annual Combined Federal Campaign.

Through Nov. 7, reports show more than $1.65 million has been donated. That number is expected to grow since donations can be accepted through Dec. 15.

The fundraising officially kicked off Sept. 2 and ended Oct. 28 for permanent party. The campaign had been extended two weeks from its original end date of Oct. 14 when materials from the national office were delayed at the beginning.

"It's been a Team Lackland effort, and while some haven't met their goals, others have exceeded theirs so we've balanced each other out," said Lt. Col. Enrique Gwin, Team Lackland project officer for the campaign.

Base agencies participating in the fundraising, open to all federal employees, are the 37th Training Wing, 59th Medical Wing, the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, 688th IOW, 677th Network Warfare Wing, the Crypto-logic Systems Group, the Texas Cryptologic Center, Joint Information Operations, Warfare Center, the 149th Fighter Wing and the 433rd Airlift Wing.

Col. Gwin is proud of the way Team Lackland has donated to the CFC, which supports 2,600 local and international charities.

"There was never a doubt," he said when asked about the campaign reaching its goal. "I think when it's all finished, we will far exceed our goal.

"At this time, generally speaking, we are more fortunate than some people in our society; we know we have a job tomorrow," he added.

"If we can help them stay on their feet long enough for the economy to get going again, we're all going to benefit."