CFC in full speed at Osan

by Senior Airman Kristin High, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Osan Air Base

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Team Osan, along with bases in all five overseas commands, kicked off the annual Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas Sept. 21.

The campaign is themed "Give because you care," this year and is set to run through Nov. 20.

The CFC, working hand-in-hand with the United Way, is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. The CFC was established in 1961 to promote philanthropy by providing a focused, cost-effective fundraising effort to federal employees.

"The purpose of the CFC is to give military members and Department of Defense civilians the opportunity to donate to a variety of charities around the world and in their own community during one specified time of the year," said Capt. Keyanna Spears, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight commander and Osan CFC-O coordinator. "It is important to donate to these charitable organizations because with our help they are able to reach out into the community and worldwide to help those in need.

"With our contributions, charities are able to help disseminate cures for diseases, rehabilitate wounded warriors, feed the hungry, help those displaced by natural disasters, and much more," she added.

There are more than 25,000 charities able to benefit from contributions including local charities.

"This year, our goal here at Osan is to raise or exceed $220,000 for the CFC-O" said Spears. "We want Airmen to freely donate to a charity that they are passionate about and not feel coerced into donating."

There are 81 CFC-O representatives throughout the base at units that can be contacted to make a contribution.

Participants can donate three different ways: through myPay with a recurring monthly allotment; through CFC-O eGiving with a one-time or recurring monthly payment via credit or debit card or electronic funds transfer from a bank account; Triplicate Pledge Card with a one-time cash or check or recurring monthly payroll allotment.

"Check with your unit representatives for the step-by-step on how to donate online," she added.

In addition to office representatives, the CFC-O here will host a costume-themed dodgeball tournament Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. at the fitness center.

Those interested in donating to the CFC-O or interested in finding out more about eligible charities should contact their unit representative or visit

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