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May 2, 2014

Creech children attend military Take Our Daughters, Sons to Work Day

Tech. Sgt. Robert Warder, Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center NCO in charge, shows children a dove used in a magic show during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Creech Air Force Base, Nev., April 24.

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The sons and daughters of service members stationed here were welcomed on base with their families as part of the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program April 24.

The program aims to expose children to what their parents do during the work day, and to show the value of their education and provide an opportunity for them to be inspired into making plans for the future.

“It seemed to be the perfect opportunity to honor our children during the Month of the Military Child,” said Tech. Sgt. Robert Warder, 799th Air Base Group Airmen and Family Readiness Center NCO in charge. “It’s important that we take time to include them so they can understand where moms and dads go when they’re gone during the day.”

Children attending the Creech hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sit and watch a magic show April 24 on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire deparement, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ.

It wasn’t all business though; the airmen and family readiness center provided a variety of events including demonstrations from the local fire department, work center tours, and a professional magician and disc jockey

“I thought today was a fun day; I got to see planes and see what people do when they come to work,” said Avah, 7 years old. “I had the greatest time spending the day with my mommy; it was the best part of my day.”

Children were also able to view the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft up close. For many Airmen this was the first time they were able to share this type of experienced with their children.

“I think this event was great,” said 1st Lt. Shannon, 18th Reconnaissance Squadron executive officer. “This was the first time that I was able to show my son what I do and have him spend time with other military families and children like him.”

Leadership from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing expressed the value of including the families and making them feel like part of the Hunter family.

“Event’s like these give us the opportunity to showcase what the Airmen do to keep their families and the families of others safe,” said Col. James Chittenden, 432nd WG vice commander. “With Creech being such a remote area, we value the opportunity to host this type of event.”

LJ Marchesse, two, touches an MQ-9 Reaper during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day hosted on Creech Air Force Base, Nev., April 24. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire deparement, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ.

Children attending the Creech hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sit and watch a magic show April 24 on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire deparement, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ.

“It’s nice to see other Airmen with their families, it makes us all seem more human,” Shannon said.

In all, about 600 Airmen and their families attended the day’s events. This year marked the first time Creech AFB has hosted the program.




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