Local

October 18, 2012

Airmen volunteer for “Tucson Meet Yourself”

Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The “Tucson Meet Yourself” Festival was held Oct. 12-14 in downtown Tucson and more than 40 members of the Desert Lightning Team volunteered their time to the annual community event.

Airmen were scheduled to help with set-up, tear down, green team, which is a trash pickup and recycling detail, and traffic control.

“Most of the volunteers will help out with the set up, trash and recycling, etc.,” said Senior Airman Caleb Anderson, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and point of contact for TMY. “There are a few of us who will also act as area captains, and we’ll each oversee a group of about 55 volunteers.”

Volunteers are scheduled to work 12 different shifts for the festival.

“I chose to be the POC to not only represent the base well, but to also gain helpful knowledge in leadership,” Anderson said.

“Tucson Meet Yourself” is a “folklife” festival that showcases artists and communities that carry on living traditions rooted in cultural significance. The festival was first held in 1974 and has been a Tucson institution for more than 30 years.

“I think it’s important to volunteer because we all have to humble ourselves to serve others that are in need, plus it always feels good to help someone,” Anderson said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

F-15E Strike Eagle students complete training at D-M

Student pilots from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., have been training here since June 17. Fourteen F-15E Strike Eagles from the 334th Fighter Squadron, as well as pilots and Weapons Systems Officers came to D-M to com...
 
 

D-M has $1.48 billion impact on Tucson community

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.48 billion and helped create more than 4,200 jobs in the local area, according to D-M’s Fiscal Year 2014 Economic Impact Analysis, released here June 8. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all...
 
 

Angel Thunder 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) German Air Force CH-53GS waits to be refueled at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., during Angel Thunder 2015, June 7. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise. D-M hosted 11 partner nations and nine interagencies with a common goal to train personnel...
 

 
Deployed_pict

Davis-Monthan deployed Airmen update

Since the beginning of the year the base has deployed 1,166 Airmen in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and various other combatant commanders around the world. The A-10s supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve are fulfilling...
 
 

Exercise Angel Thunder 2015

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Morrison, Expeditionary Operations Training Group instructor, demonstrates how to anchor a rappel rope using the natural environment to fellow Marines during Exercise Angel Thunder 2015 high angle rescue training at Mount Lemmon, Ariz., June 1. During the training, U.S. Marines and U.S. Airmen practiced tying knots, anchoring ropes, rappelling...
 
 

2014 Davis-Monthan Annual Water Quality Report

IS MY WATER SAFE? Yes, your water is safe! We are pleased to present the 2014 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence  Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report provides a detailed look at the Davis-Monthan drinking water program and what the Davis-Monthan drinking water team does for you every...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>