Commentary

November 16, 2012

Spreading Cheer this Holiday Season

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants Council is holding its annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive. Planning is already underway for the 2012 holiday program and the council wants to get the word out to the Nellis Air Force Base community.

Adopt-A-Family is a program that, with the help of our base and local community, is able to deliver gifts to military families from Nellis and Creech who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. It’s a way for us to be uplifting during this time of the year.

It is a way to reach out to those who need an extra hand and let them know that we care. Community members and base members can help out those in need.

To participate in the program, local community agencies; such as banks, fire departments, veteran organizations, community and military personnel are encouraged to donate unwrapped gifts Dec. 10 – 14, 2012 at the Red Flag hangar at Nellis Air Force Base. You can also drop off at the Nellis Air Force Base Visitor Center Dec. 10 – 14 where there will be a person available to receive your donations.

“Incredible is the only way to describe the feeling of standing in that hangar, organizing the gifts and looking over the piles of presents donated by our generous community. Delivering them to hundreds of less fortunate families is incredibly heartwarming,” said Master Sgt. Brian Noethlich, 57th Operations Group first sergeant. “I’m more amazed each year by the generosity and caring from our community. It reminds me why I do what I do, and why America is so great.”

Any military personnel who want to donate gifts or adopt a family should contact his or her unit first sergeant no later than Nov 16, 2012. All others should contact Master Sergeant Cristy Anderson at cristy.anderson@nellis.af.mil or Master Sgt. Brian Noethlich at brian.noethlich@nellis.af.mil.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr.

First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr. Master Sgt. Phelipe Salinas speaks to his athletes during the 2014 Warrior Games at the Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 2. Salinas is the first sergean...
 
 

Safeguarding, re-evaluating your digital footprint

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad. Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online...
 
 

October is Energy Action Month: ‘I am Air Force Energy’

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer has come to a close, and we’re all looking forward to more tolerable temperatures in the coming weeks. Even better news — this means your power bill is likely to go down. But if you think you pay a lot for energy, imagine paying Nellis’ bill of approximately $1 million...
 

 

Taming ‘tyranny of urgent’

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Many Airmen lead incredibly busy lives, full of unfinished tasks that we often wish we had more hours in the day to fit it all in, and in our professional lives, budgets remain tight, the Air Force is shrinking, and we are challenged to do more with less. Yet...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Armory: A home for weapons

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Senior Airman Jaime Romo, 99th Security Forces Squadron armorer, puts a M-240 rifle away after clearing the weapon at the 99th SFS armory at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo

Nellis Open House brings history to life

U.S. Air Force photo The AT-6 Texan, which was originally flown in 1935 and flown here in the 1940s, will be one of many aircraft at the Nellis Air Force Base Open House on Nov. 8 and 9. It is a single-engine advanced trainer a...
 




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