Local

October 31, 2013

Airmen find frightening ways to volunteer

Tags:
Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu)
Airman 1st Class Drake Burch, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels apprentice, scares a group of visitors during “Terror in the Corn” at Buckelew Farm in Tucson, Oct. 26. More than 100 Airmen from D-M, volunteered at the farm.

Airmen from D-M received the opportunity to rack up volunteer hours in October by helping out at a local farm.

More than 100 military members helped during Buckelew Farm’s “Terror in the Corn”; dressing up in costumes, providing security, and helping with make-up and moving props.

Master Sgt. Manolito Carrabis, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron readiness and emergency management flight superintendent, lead the volunteer opportunity for Airmen.

“I have known Laura Buckelew for a few years and worked in a handful of Haunted houses in my career,” said Carrabis. “I asked her if the family would consider using military members as the actors.”

Normally, the farm hires people to fill these rolls. This is the first year that a large group of Desert Lightning Team members have volunteered at the farm.

“We had our concerns with volunteers keeping the positions staffed since there was no financial motivation for the actors,” said Amy Buckelew Owen, one of the organizers for “Terror in the Corn”. “For us, having Manny is what made it work. He has gotten people here every night and it has been a huge relief for us.”

As volunteers, the Airmen are raising money for their squadron. Buckelew Farm is making donations to squadron booster clubs since volunteers meant they did not have to pay actual actors.

“In the end, I will have volunteered over 60 hours,” said Senior Airman Joshua Cedeño, 355th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician. “All those hours will help my squadron raise money for our upcoming holiday party.”

Carrabis is already working with the Buckelew’s to set up next year’s “Terror in the Corn” as well as another volunteer opportunity.

“At the start of the night it was only another volunteer opportunity, but by the end the actors were having a blast and wanted to come back again,” said Carrabis. “When you see someone get scared so bad they run away or fall over, it makes it all worth the hours we put in.”




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


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo)

Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle to assume ACC reins Nov. 4

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle will assume command of Air Combat Command from Gen. Mike Hostage in a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 4, at JBLE.  The ceremony will be of...
 
 

Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

Excitement is in the air and ghosts, ghouls, monsters and princesses will be out in mass, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Accidents and mishaps increase during this event. To prevent them use common sense, be aware of potential hazards, and take precautions. Halloween Costume Safety: · Wear flame retardant costumes. · Hem your costumes so you don’t...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by: Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

355th CES spread the “I am energy” campaign

October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government and in the U.S. Air Force. Airmen, here, educated themselves and future generations on base and in the local community about the importance of saving energy. This...
 
 

Exchange service to extend return policy for holiday purchases

To make gift giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 2014. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday return/exchange policy...
 
 

Airmen lead the way in last pre Ranger course

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – Twenty-one Airmen from around the Air Force were put to the test both physically and mentally in their pursuits to attend the U.S. Army Ranger school during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 2-16, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. The course has existed in Nevada since the early 1980s, and...
 




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=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin