By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Schumacher

BREMERTON, Wash. -The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) officially began the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donation season Oct. 1.

The CFC is the only government-authorized charity organization created to provide service members an opportunity to donate to a charity of their choosing.

Sailors may choose to either donate to specific charity organizations or to CFC as a whole. To donate, Sailor fill out a pledge card designating the donation to be made over a 12-month paycheck allotment or with a one-time donation by cash or check.

“I think it’s important to give Sailors the opportunity and necessary information about programs available to them to donate to specific charities,” said Chief Damage Controlman Nathan Snyder, a command CFC coordinator from Lake Tapps, Wash.

A command golf tournament is planned for Oct. 4 with all proceeds going to the CFC.

Stennis is currently undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

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