Local

May 17, 2013

Edwards defender surprises daughter at event after year-long deployment

Kristie Jarmusz looks on as Maj. Gregory Jarmusz, 412th Security Forces Squadron former operations officer, surprises his daughter during an AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) awards presentation event held at Chapel 2 May 9, 2013. The major returned from a one-year deployment in time to surprise his daughter at the very end of the awards ceremony.

For most students in the Edwards community who wait in anticipation for their end-of-year AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program awards, none could say they were more surprised to receive their final award than young Addyson Jarmusz.

After waiting nearly two hours during the awards presentations May 9 at Chapel 2, the highlight of the event came when Addyson was asked to come forth during a final award presentation in which her father, Maj. Gregory Jarmusz, 412th Security Forces Squadron former operations officer, surprised her after returning home from a year-long deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“After Greg found out that he would return about two weeks in advance, we contacted Chaplain [Joshua] Stoley to see if there was anything we could do to surprise Addyson,” said Kristie Jarmusz, Major Jarmusz’s spouse.

According to Chaplain (Maj.) Brendon O’Dowd, 412th Test Wing chaplain, when Major Jarmusz sent a message on Facebook to Chaplain Stoley, asking if it would be possible to do something special, Chaplain Stoley happily agreed and made it happen.

As for how it would happen, Chaplain Stoley said the AWANA event just happen to coincide with Major Jarmusz return, so he used the end of the awards presentation to make the surprise announcement.

“The family has been a faithful part of the chapel community and before Major Jarmusz left, he was also a key volunteer in the chapel community, so to see something like this come together, it was truly remarkable and momentous occasion,” said O’Dowd.

 




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


 
 

 

News Briefs April 24, 2015

“Edwards Got Talent” contest April 24 Edwards Family Advocacy will hold an “Edwards Got Talent” competition at the Oasis Community Center April 24. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m. Anyone with access to Edwards AFB and their family members are invited to come and show off their talent! The...
 
 
NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich

Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA researchers are using the X-56A, a low-cost, modular, remotely piloted aerial vehicle, to explore the behavior of lightweight, flexible aircraft structures. Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong ...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.

An Edwards NCO’s journey to wounded warrior mentorship

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney, an Air Force Wounded Warrior mentor, watches Tremayne Maxwell, an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, perfect his wheelchair basketball rolling skills during the f...
 

 
school-registration

Kindergarten registration May 12

Registration for kindergarten will be held May 12-13 for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration will take place in the Branch Elementary School Multi-purpose Room noon-3 p.m. both days.  Children must be five years old on o...
 
 

News Briefs April 17, 2015

STEM Expo The Antelope Valley Union High School District needs volunteers to serve as judges for the first Annual STEM Expo 5:30 p.m., April 27 at Eastside High School. Students will be evaluated in seven categories: Environmental/Agricultural Innovation, Invention, Reverse Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science, Rube Goldberg, Science Fiction, and Science Inquiry. Eastside High School...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Command chief shares secrets to success for enlisted

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief hosted a mandatory enlisted all-call at the base theater April 13. Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief ...
 




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>