In honor of those who served, for our Veterans Day Program, we identified 14 local sailors deployed on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea and USS Ronald Regan in the South China Sea. The Nimitz operates and trains alongside regional and coalition partners, and provides naval aviation support to Operation Inherent Resolve. The Ronald Regan conducts maritime air defense operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Dwight D. Eisenhower provides a wide range of flexible mission capabilities, including maritime security operations, expeditionary power projection, crisis response, counter-terrorism, and security cooperation.
From Oct. 1st through Nov 5th we collected supplies such as coffee, hand sanitizers, hard candy, hair clips, sunscreen, magazines, protein packs, socks etc. to fill 100 goodies boxes. Interact Clubs at Roswell High School, Blessed Trinity, Elkins Point Elementary collected over 40 boxes of supplies. Mt. Park Elementary students wrote kind letters that were included in each box along with a note of thanks from Pres. Lynne. Retired Colonel Maureen Clay USAF was our guest speaker followed by the packing. One hundred boxes were shipped to arrive in time for the holidays.