Health & Safety

April 19, 2013

Fallen hero’s dedication honored with ride

Pg-7-Fallen-Hero's-Dedication-Honored-with-Ride
Webster’s Dictionary defines dedication as “Devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose.” The 56th LRS POL Flight defines dedication with a picture of Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country.

In honor of his devotion to the country, and to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force, the 2nd Annual Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie Memorial Poker Run will be held May 4 to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Gillespie was a dedicated family man who loved his children, car engines, making a difference and helping others. Well into what could have been his retirement years, Gillespie volunteered to take one final deployment. During his deployment to Herat, Afghanistan, his unit was overtaken by small-arms fire and he suffered fatal injuries July 9, 2007.

At the time, he was assigned to the 56th LRS POL Flight, and serving on his 16th deployment. During his career, Gillespie deployed in support of operations Southern Watch, Provide Comfort, Bright Star, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

The Memorial Poker Run is a five-stop, timed-ride throughout the West Valley. All vehicles and motorcycles are welcome to participate. The ride will begin between 7 and 9 a.m. at Jimbo’s Bar & Grill in Glendale and end at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson in Peoria. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson will provide registered guests with free a hotdog or hamburger, live music and a bike wash by the Harley-Davidson Girls. The first to preregister online at http://terracoreit.com/donation will receive a free event pin.

All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project as requested by the Gillespie family. For more information on how to honor Gillespie or help with the Gillespie Memorial Poker Run, call Staff Sgt. Scottie Thomas at (623) 856-9240.




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


 
 

 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 13 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 15: Security forces responded to a warrant’s hit on a nonmilitary-affiliated civilian near the commissary parking lot for failure to appear on possession of marijuana by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 6 through 12: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 19 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 820 parking lot. There were no injuries. April 12: Security forces responded...
 
 

Justice Report

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in March: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for soliciting another airman to falsify official documents. The individual received a suspended reduction to airman first class, forfeiture of $300 pay per month for two months...
 

 
7_150326-F-NQ441-007

Saving lives at home …

Senior Airman Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Steven Stein, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron requirements and optimization electrical subject matter expert, donates blood for the United Blood Services drive March 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Do...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 30 through April 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Nonemergency responses March 31: Security forces responded to a report of a nonmilitary-affiliated civilian driving drunk at South Gate. Security forces witnessed the individual drive erratically into the...
 
 
Senior Airman 
DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Sexual Assault Awareness Month under way

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Evelyn Perez, 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Resource Center assistant, speaks with first-term Airmen March 24 at the SARC office about sexual assault and bystander intervention at Luke Air Force...
 




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