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.


 
 

 
Senior Airman Grace Lee

New honorary commanders inducted

Senior Airman Grace Lee Honorary commanders chat with Luke Air Force Base leaders Oct. 17 during social hour in Hangar 431 at Luke Air Force Base prior to their official induction ceremony. The honorary commander program partne...
 
 

Safety office offers Halloween safety tips

During the spookiest of holidays, there are safety considerations to keep in mind for the trick or treaters in your home and on the street. Things homeowners can do to prepare: • Ensure there is adequate lighting around the house. • Clear the yard, porch and walkways of any tripping hazards such as ladders, flowerpots...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 14 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations. Traffic-related responses Oct. 18: Security forces responded to a report of a hit-and-run from a two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 637 east parking lot. A civilian and a military member left the scene and...
 

 
unclass-phishing_brochure1-1

Phishing: How to avoid it

Nearly everyone connects to the Internet, be it Facebook, shopping online or emailing at work. Being connected to the Internet has made life significantly easier, and while the World Wide Web is generally safe, it’s important...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 6 through 12 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. fixed object hit and run at the intersection of Bong Lane...
 
 

Safety fitness …

Zell Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center supervisory maintenance technician, performs safety checks throughout the fitness center at Luke Air Force Base. The fitness center was named in honor of Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., who was killed in action April 27, 2011, while serving in Afghanistan.
 




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