The CFC is underway: donate today!

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell
  • 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Public Affairs

The 2016 Combined Federal Campaign is now underway in Nevada. With the help of Airmen from the Creech and Nellis Air Force Base communities, the CFC drive will continue here until December 15th, allowing service members and federal employees to give back to their communities through many notable charities.

“The CFC drive is the largest workplace fundraiser in the world,” said Master Sgt. Travis, 432nd Wing CFC representative. “It benefits all types of organizations, from veterans to the local base populace. It’s a great opportunity to give to those in need.”

The CFC was created in 1961 to act as a liaison between the Federal donor and various charitable organizations. In 2015 alone, thousands of federal employees worked together to raise over $177 million for charity.

Those who are passionate about programs such as veteran’s services, disaster relief, cancer research or even wildlife preservation can choose which charity to contribute to, as well as the amount, and how often.

“You can donate one time, or donate a significant amount of money every year,” said Capt. Jared, 432nd Wing CFC representative. “It can be split up into twelve months to make the payments easy and painless.”

A few base charities that benefit from the CFC Drive include the Deployed Family Support System, Friends of Nellis Family Support Center, Nellis and Creech AFB First Sergeant’s Operation Warm Heart, and various Youth Programs shared between both bases.

Creech and Nellis CFC representatives have coordinated several fundraising events with the participation of both communities. One of the events, the Nellis and Creech Golf Tournament Scramble, is scheduled to occur November 18, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course.

“I can’t stress enough the importance of donating,” Jared said. “When people are in a lot of need to make it through, people who can should donate. It’s easy, and it doesn’t take much.”

For more information on donating, please visit or visit your unit representative.