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Goodfellow first in AETC to meet CFC goal

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- With less than a week since the official kickoff for the 2006 Combined Federal Campaign passed, Goodfellow AFB has already met its goal. 

Even more impressive news-according to Col. Stephen Czerwinski, 17th Mission Support Group commander, Goodfellow is the first base in Air Education and Training Command to surpass its goal. However, even though the base has met its numerical amount for the year, it doesn't stop there. "We've done much good already, and I encourage those of you who haven't given yet to do so--we can still do more to help out these fine charities," the colonel added. 

According to the base's CFC chairperson, 2nd Lt. Timothy Lange, some squadrons met their assigned goals within the first day of the campaign, and the whole base met the goal by Sept. 22. The lieutenant credited the hard work by unit keyworkers for helping achieve this milestone. "The effort was so successful thanks to the keyworkers and the men and women of Goodfellow who really pulled out the stops this year by not only meeting the base goals, but also exceeding it in such a short period of time," he said. 

Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season, which runs through Dec. 15, support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. Several organizations
on Goodfellow AFB are also beneficiaries of the contributions. 

"I am very proud of the generosity of the men and women of Goodfellow AFB during this year's CFC," said Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander. "The fact that we not only surpassed our goal, but did so in a very short period of time, shows that these servicemembers truly believe in giving back to their communities. A job extremely
well done!"