Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Christcorp, Aug 19, 2010.
Troops Surprising their Loved Ones
we watched this during lunch today. it's a pretty powerful video.
Excellent video, thanks for sharing.
great video we just took cub scout pack to great troops at DFW, brought my daughter and her friends - one applying to Coast guard, other going into army on GI bill plan next summer to hand out cookies and snacks.
I say this because if you are looking to for volunteer work and can go great the troops do it often it is very satisfying work. You can find out from USO.
here is the info for DFW:
Meet and Greet the Troops - R&R FLIGHTS (Rest and Recuperation)
The R&R Program started to meet and greet the troops to encourage and support our deployed military.
Anywhere from 150 to 250 troops come through DFW airport each day on their way home for a twoweek
R&R (Rest and Recuperation). One flight arrives daily at DFW and one departs each day. A small
portion meets their families here but the majority will catch connecting flights home. Volunteers gather
each day to welcome these troops off their flight, thanking and encouraging them for their service to our
We have many faithful individuals who come almost every day and deem it a privilege to be there; yet
still, many more are needed to make this program even better. Our primary need is for businesses,
clubs, churches, organizations and chambers to adopt a week and bring their employees, friends, family
and communities to participate. We are so grateful for the many who have participated in the past and
look forward to meeting many more of you in the future. If a week is not possible, you may adopt a day
or a weekend, or which ever works best for your organization.
All are welcome to come and participate in the R&R Program. To learn of expected flight arrivals, call
972.574.0392 for a recorded message. You may call after 8:30 p.m. at night up until the flight arrives the
next morning. Though most flights are expected to arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., the key is to
be flexible as this does change, sometimes even at the last minute. Please know that the Military does
their best to keep us informed. You will want to check the recording several times in the morning before
coming to the airport. The troops arrive at Terminal D, Gate 22. You may park in the lot located on the
ground level. You will walk across to greet the troops in the Arrival Hall. Parking passes will be issued
as you arrive so there is no parking fee or charge to your toll tag (toll tags must be taken down before
entering the airport, since we are unable to reimburse toll tags).
Thank you for supporting our men and women in uniform. If you have a group of 20 or more-- business,
club, civic organization or chamber and need further information, please e-mail email@example.com
or call Christene Wheeler. For additional needed help, you may call Donna Cranston, the on-site
Thank You For Supporting Our Troops!
Christene Wheeler Donna Cranston
North Texas Commission Meet and Greet Coordinator
P.O. Box 610246 972-948-7059
DFW Airport, Texas 75261 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our family has done this several times at DFW. Be sure to call ahead and find out ETA for the flight.
It is a wonderful experience from the greeter side. I hope the troops enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed doing it.
-Troops Surprising their Loved Ones-
Cried once - cried twice - LOVED IT!!!!! And my kid's only an AFA candidate....
It really made me cry, we took our son back to Penn State, which didn't go well. This really make me feel good to be an american.
Thanks to all of you past and present, also those who pay the biggest price.
God Bless and God Speed
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