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    Posted November 12, 2012 by
    Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee

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    AEDC hosts annual Combined Federal Campaign charity fair

    ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. – On Oct. 26, Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s (AEDC) federal employees attending the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity fair had an opportunity to learn more about the campaign’s mission and the associated organizations’ commitment to address that need.

    The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

    The charities supported through the CFC focus on people who need help, including the hungry, the homeless, the sick, the disabled, children and families in need, and the environment.

    One of the federal employees attending the charity fair, AEDC Contracting Officer Robert Greene, asked Troop Aid representative Mark Wood about the future of that organization.

    Wood explained to Greene that the ambition of Troop Aid is to expand to educate and connect U.S. troops and their families to bring multiple agencies at the community, state and national level together under an “umbrella” as a one-stop support agency.

    Greene said the CFC fair provides a more in-depth picture of what a support agency has to offer, its current mission, future goals and differences that make it stand out from other CFC agencies.

    AEDC’s collective goal is $57,000 and the campaign will conclude Nov. 9. AEDC CFC Chair Donna Paredez and CFC Deputy Chair Sara Rozell suggested searching for applicable charities and pledging online at https://www.cfcnexus.org/_tnregionalcfc/.

    For additional information on this year’s CFC drive, call Paredez at 931-454-6279 or Rozell at 931-454-3183.

    In November, AEDC support contractor, Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) officials will announce how ATA employees can make payroll deductions through the contractor’s program for charitable organizations.

    Caption for 121026-F-GV828-028: Representatives from 21 local, regional and national non-profits were on hand to meet and interact with the workforce of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex in the A&E Building lobby during the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Fair held Oct. 26. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)

    Caption for 121026-F-GV828-023: From left, AEDC Contracting Officer Robert Greene listens to Mark Woods explain the mission of the organization he represents, Operation Troop Aid, during the recent CFC fair held on base. Wood said the organization's goal is to provide care packages to deployed troops. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)

    Caption for 121026-F-GV828-011: Strength for Service representative Larry Coppock explains their mission to Debra Taylor, a custodian with Premiere, Inc., during the CFC fair held recently at AEDC. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)

    Caption for 121026-F-GV828-022: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) representative Cathy Manis talks to Navy Cmdr. Brian Allen, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Test Division chief, at the recent annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) fair held in the lobby of the A&E Building at AEDC. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)

    Caption for 121026-F-GV828-026: Strength for Service director Larry Coppock explains the organization’s mission to Artious Walker, an AEDC Acquisitions project manager. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)

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