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104th Fighter Wing Donates 104 Turkeys to the Westfield Salvation Army

Posted 11/18/2010   Updated 11/18/2010 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 011110

11/18/2010 - Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield Mass -- On Nov 18 at 1:45 p.m. members of the 104th Fighter Wing will donate 104
turkeys to the Westfield Salvation Army, supporting their annual
thanksgiving meals.

"This is the fifth year we have donated turkeys to the Salvation Army", said
Senior Airman Justin Rogers, event organizer. "We look forward to working
with the community at every opportunity. The entire Wing gets behind this
project, and we are proud to continue this tradition."

This donation is followed annually by a donation of canned food that is
collected during the unit's December drill weekend. Last year the unit
donated 600 pounds of food. The food is collected through a food drive run
by the 104th Munitions Flight. The entire flight of 40 members collects
food and monetary donations as vehicles enter the base during this
traditional event. The 'Ammo Can' drive is in its 22nd year and to date has
collected and donated over eleven thousand pounds of food to the local
Westfield shelters.

"The wing strives to be a community leader, lending a hand when it can",
said Col. Robert T. Brooks Jr., 104th Fighter Wing Commander. "I am always
impressed by the generosity of this unit; it is evident that they truly care
for those in need."

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