Sometimes, just to feel good

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Christcorp, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Christcorp

    Christcorp 5-Year Member

    May 21, 2008
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  2. urbonman6

    urbonman6 5-Year Member

    Sep 7, 2009
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    great video

    we watched this during lunch today. it's a pretty powerful video.
  3. TacticalNuke

    TacticalNuke Administrator

    Jun 8, 2006
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    Excellent video, thanks for sharing.
  4. Texasrocks

    Texasrocks 5-Year Member

    Sep 8, 2009
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    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)
    Updated 5/19/2010
    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
    great nation.
    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
    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
    Phone: 972-621-0400
  5. yfx4

    yfx4 Dad of a former Candidate 5-Year Member

    Aug 6, 2010
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    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.
  6. gotaplay2

    gotaplay2 5-Year Member

    Jun 13, 2010
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    -Troops Surprising their Loved Ones-
    Cried once - cried twice - LOVED IT!!!!! And my kid's only an AFA candidate.... :)
  7. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar 5-Year Member

    Jan 27, 2010
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    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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