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Goodfellow first in AETC to reach CFC goal

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  • By 1st Lt. Nathaniel Roesler
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
Goodfellow is the first base in Air Education and Training Command to reach its Combined Federal Campaign goal with more than $125,000 raised for multiple charities.

The goal set was approximately an eight-percent increase from the amount raised last year.

"This amazing result shows Goodfellow personnel truly understand what it means to serve -- not just in the service to our country, but our willingness to help others in need," said Col. Kimberlee P. Joos, 17th Training Wing Commander.

Goodfellow's CFC chairs, Capt. John P. Biszko, 315th Training Squadron flight commander, and Master Sgt. Amber A. Abramowski, 315 TRS course supervisor, think that support from across the base, especially from the 17th Mission Support Group, contributed to the base reaching its goal so quickly.

"The time and energy devoted to the campaign by the MSG staff and the various unit representatives appeared to bear fruit early and often," said Biszko.

The CFC campaign focused on giving everyone the opportunity to donate, rather than paying attention to numbers, but the donations stacked up quickly.

"We want to educate each other about the great work that charities associated with the CFC do all over the world, and to encourage people to make donations from the heart," said Biszko.  "While the total amount raised is a point of pride for base and unit alike, no plaque can replace the self-fulfillment that comes with any exercise of service to others, be that given by way of time, talent or financial resources."

The CFC raises money for vetted local, national and international charities, and is one of the two main donation programs the Air Force supports.

It doesn't end until Dec. 15, so there's still time to give to any of the more than 24,000 charities represented. 

"With such a wide-array of charities from which to choose, there is a way for each of us to find something in line with our interests," said Joos.

For more information on the CFC, contact Biszko at 325-654-5624, or Abramowski at 325-654-5909.