Local

December 7, 2012

Nellis and local community sweeten Airmen’s holidays

Tags:
Senior Airman Jack Sanders
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs


NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and local community partners are joining together to donate more than 12,000 cookies for this year’s annual Airman Cookie Drive.

The Airman Cookie Drive is a tradition during which donated confectionary delicacies are gifted to single Airmen living in the dormitories on Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in an effort to bring the presence of family to Airmen during the holidays.

“The cookie drive has become a welcome tradition being implemented at more bases as time goes by,” said Suzanne Lofgren, wife of Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, and head of the Nellis and Creech AFBs senior-leader spouses organizing the event.

This year, Nellis and Creech AFB senior-leader spouses are organizing hundreds of volunteers and donations for the drive. Preparations for the event began in August and continue up until the day of the event to ensure every Airman is taken care of.

“Every year we have hundreds of people who bake cookies for the single Airmen living in the dorms,” said Lofgren. “It’s nice because it lets us show the Airmen we appreciate them and gives them a little taste of home.”

Those still wishing to donate cookies to the drive can drop off their baked goods at the Nellis AFB Chapel on Dec. 11, 6 – 9 a.m. and at Creech, Dec. 10, 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. From there, the confections, along with Christmas cards from a local elementary school, will be taken by the First Sergeants group to the dormitories and given to each Airman.

“Any extras are given to Airmen working during the holidays, like security forces and fire fighters,” Lofgren said.

“The cookie drive is a family effort to show our care and support for the Airmen here. The whole base is involved with people baking cookies and children from the elementary schools writing Christmas cards to the Airmen,” explained Lofgren.

Those wanting to know more about the Holiday Cookie Drive, to find out about donations or to help participate in any other way can email
Nelliscookiedrive@gmail.com.




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